It’s always a pleasure to introduce Jo Wu’s stories here at Insignia! Jo has 3 drabbles in both Mythical Creatures of Asia and in the upcoming Mythical Beings of Asia, and is a featured author in this year’s Insignia 2021: Best Asian Speculative Fiction anthology.
Enjoy today’s drabble, from Mythical Creatures of Asia!
Kitsune, Hulijing and Kumiho
“A three-headed chicken!” Kumiho wagged her tails.
“One head for each of us.” Between Hulijing’s fangs, the neck gave a satisfying crunch.
Kitsune sniffed at the plump meat. She chomped down on two heads, swallowing both whole.
“Kitsune!” cried Kumiho. “You ate mine!”
Kitsune’s white ears perked as she grinned. “Can’t help it, I’m starving!”
Hulijing snarled. “There’s plenty for us to share evenly! At least let Kumiho take a greater share of a thigh!”
Kitsune snatched a hefty leg, dragging off the entire chicken.
Hulijing and Kumiho chased Kitsune. The three foxes dashed, their fur a blur of cloud-white.
Jo Wu was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she studied Biology and Creative Writing at UC Berkeley. When writing, she can be found typing away in her Google Docs, accompanied by a Poisoned Apple mug that is constantly refilled with green tea, while blasting a mix of metal and orchestral scores. When she is not writing, she will be sewing her next costume or deadlifting her next powerlifting goal.
Work published with INSIGNIA STORIES:
‘Moon Rabbit’, Insignia 2020: Best Asian Speculative Fiction
‘The Amaterasu Kimono’, Castles & Kimono (Insignia Series Vol.8.)
Check out the upcoming Insignia 2021: Best Asian Speculative Fiction anthology here!
Featuring Jo Wu’s Lovecraftian story, ‘Cthuhlu Tentacles are Delicious’ plus more awesome stories by our regular contributors. Coming Soon!