→ Fiction assignment written for Memory and Place Literature class, 2013/5/19
“You’re too stressed out.”
“Stop overthinking everything.”
“If you can’t understand what my job means to me, we’ll never get through this.”
“I can’t always be your happy sun, even I have my emotional moods!”
“If you don’t open up to me, I’ll disown you for good!”
I stare at their backs. I could not see their faces.
→Submitted to P.S Magazine of FuJen Catholic University English Department
Memories Taken in the Fog
Mt. Qixing, the highest mountain in Taipei City, stands at one thousand one hundred and twenty feet. Located in Yangmingshan National Park, Qixing Mountain is known for its fields of silvergrass. Our impression of what we know of Qixing Mountain is often derived from our textbooks, the Internet, books, and so on. Seldom have we actually seen the scenery with our own eyes. Such was also my initial impression before I went hiking up Qixing with FuJen’s Hiking Club, however all it took was a one-day trip and the descent from the peak to Menghuan Pond that changed my perspective forever more.