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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

末日 (lit. Doomsday)

Short story by Han Shaogong.



Translated by Bruce Humes, May, 2013

Comical look at frenzy that ensues in a Chinese village when the inhabitants mistakenly assume that the village chief has brought news of an impending earthquake.

Published in the English-language literary magazine, Pathlight (Issue Spring 2013).