“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

黑领椋鸟 (lit. The Black-Collared Starling)

Short story by Xu Yigua.

Translations:

The Black-Collared Starling

Publications

Irina's Hat: New Short Stories from China Merwin Asia Dec. 2013 US