Oögenesis is a short story that explores the ambivalence and trauma of the mother's changing role during her daughter's adolescence. Drawing on Kafka's The Metamorphosis and the feminist grotesque, Oögenesis strives for humour alongside disgust and discomfort.
Oögenesis was highly commended in the Manchester Fiction Prize 2015 and short-listed for The White Review Short Story Prize 2016.
The Anecdotologist is a short magical realist story about Hernán Huaman from Huaraz and his struggle to fulfill his dream of achieving a doctorate. The short story was written exclusively for entry into the 2015 FindaPhD.com scholarship competition, for which it won the top prize.
Shrinking Violet is a heart-warming coming of age tale. The story centres on Violet, a quirky, imaginative young girl, and her relationship with her best friend and grandfather, Julius. When Violet's family tell her that she has "lost her spark", Julius encourages her to re-discover who she is. However when Julius develops Alzheimers, Violet realises she must discover her identity without his help.
An experiment in completely bilingual prose, Spanglish explores the hybridity and syncretism of the author's mixed cultural heritage and how language is central to the subject's perception of the world.
"Her short story packs a punch from the first line... Funny, direct, and rich in metaphor, ‘Spanglish’ reminds us that speech is a bodily act, and denounces the ludicrous stigma we so often attach to speakers of other languages." Ellen Jones, Criticism Editor at Asymptote.