Obviously we're huge fans of Belinda Hermawan's work, and we're not the only ones. Her short story "Bound" -- part of our excellent July issue -- was recently featured as Longform Fiction's pick of the week. Here, she shares a super-cute duck and one thing you wouldn't otherwise know about "Bound":
"Although this is a work of fiction, the first
two lines are autobiographical in that a Chinese fortune teller actually did tell me this 'past life' tale to my teenage self. The reading was recorded on a cassette which I kept in my first ever car. Both the car and cassette are long gone, but the image of this supposed past life stayed with me, eventually morphing into a fictional tale of fate and pairings."