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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

绿度母 (lit. Green Tara)

Short story by Tsering Norbu.

Translations:

Green Tara

Translated by Bruce Humes

Tale of a Tibetan girl who grows up during the Cultural Revolution in Lhasa. She is not only classified as a class enemy thanks to her formerly well off family, she must also deal with the fear of mockery that comes with being a hunchback. Eventually she enters a nunnery and achieves peace of mind as she nears death, thanks to her devotion to the Green Tara bodhisattva. Due for publication in Pathlight (Summer 2016).