Tan Xin

Tan Xin is a writer from Hong Kong now based in Colorado. Her nonfiction has appeared in VICE, Huffington Post, The Independent, and more. Beyond her day job in marketing, she also runs a small business selling colorful crafts. “Siu²_Sam¹” is her debut fiction piece.


"To carefully and nimbly navigate a precarious situation, you must contract yourself, first by folding your heart; a visceral self-sacrificing, if you will."


The story of how it all unraveled ends with me stumbling out of your house and into your son’s Jetta, where he has been waiting for the last 40 minutes. How did it go? he asks gently.

Fine, I snap. She recorded our conversation, so why don’t you go and hear the whole thing for yourself?