A full-body photograph of the author, taken during nighttime. She is dressed in a skirt, blouse, and platform shoes. Her straight black hair falls just above her shoulder. She smiles and stands in front of an alleyway decorated with paper lanterns.

CAROLINE  HUNG  writes dreamy fantasy, romance, and the occasional heartwarming horror.

She's mixed Filipino and Taiwanese, born and raised in the Philippines, an average girl who dissolves when placed in warm water. She feeds nine different obsessions at a time and requires twenty hours of screen time per day. She suffers greatly in the tropical heat. She hopes to reduce her caffeine intake for better sleep. Someday, she'll learn to be normal.

"Moon Rabbit Song" - forthcoming in Nightmare Magazine
♦ The secret to immortality lies hidden underneath the monster's pelt, and Meifong will stop at nothing to grasp it for herself.

"War Makes Flowers" - Flash Fiction Online (Issue #129, June 2024)
♦ This world is a living nightmare. Come meet Soldier Boy and Nurse Girl. They will be so happy to see you.

"Thousand Petal Song" - Strange Horizons (Fiction, Special Issue on Neurodiversity)
♦ The train ticket to heaven costs one week's allowance and a half-filled bottle of broken dreams. This lonely child would pay all that and more, just to meet the goddess from her dreams.

"Grocery Run" - you are what you eat: an Asian Food Zine
♦ A TRUE STORY. Written and directed by Tongyi Pudding. Starring Tongyi Pudding. "Heart-warming, earth-shattering and gorgeous" -TONGYI PUDDING
🍉 All zine proceeds donated to the Palestine Children's Relief Fund 🍉

"RAIN FIRE CLOUD" - khōréō magazine (Volume 3, Issue 4)
♦ 麒麟暴 kî-lîn-pò / heavenly steed / whirlwind flames / destroyer of evil

"Adobo Sky" - NPQ Magazine Fall 2023 Climate Justice Edition
♦ Little Idi wants to know. What do lemons taste like? Are they sweet like flowers? Sour like rotted meat, or bitter like rusted bullets? Someone, please tell little Idi.

"Cotton Candy Cloud" - If There's Anyone Left: Volume 4
♦ No one loves the rain more than Meifong, that silly girl. She'd live in it forever if she could, standing right underneath a downpour until the droplets wear her body to the bone. Currently, she is floating somewhere between the Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone and the West Philippine Sea.

"SURVIVE LOT 666" - Spectrum: an Autistic Horror Anthology
♦ Don't miss the long-awaited premiere featuring delicious whale carcasses and man-eating angels. But apex predators are the least of Meifong's problems when delusions of world peace threaten what little is left of her sanity.

"where is Ligaya? (day 22)" - Strange Horizons (Poetry, Issue 2/10/23)
♦ She's out there somewhere. Will you join me in searching?

"where is Ligaya? (day ■)" - Strange Horizons (Poetry, Issue 5/2/24)
♦ Have you seen her? Is she okay?

"where is Ligaya? (sports day)" - Words & Sports Quarterly Vol 3, No 2
♦ She's out there somewhere, fighting for her life. Shall we cheer her on?

"summer whalesong" - NonBinary Review Issue #29: In Motion
♦ It's a long way across galaxies just to reach the Weaver's Shop in heaven. But Jin has made the trip many times, with his herd of singing skywhales and a heart full of love.
< Reprinted edition forthcoming in Intergalactic Gaysians Anthology >

"Halloween Notes from Bloody Mary of the Philippines" - 34 Orchard (Spring 2024 Issue #9)
♦ They razed her city to the ground. They turned her body inside out. The year was 1945.

"Dear Reader" - The /tƐmz/ Review (Issue 25, Fall 2023)
♦ I hope this message finds you unwell.

"GARGOYLE, MY LOVE" - XANAX HAMSTER (volume 1, issue 2: December 2024 "Legal for Distribution in Most States")
♦ This story is a work of fiction. Any similarities to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Don't worry about it.

A nighttime photo of an empty beach, with white sands and the ocean stretching far ahead into a pitch-black void.

photo by Caroline Hung

A digital painting by citronellals, featuring a woman in pigtails, who stands with her eyes glowing in the middle of a grocery aisle. She holds a plastic bag in her clasped hands, which oozes a mysterious fluid.

"Woman in Supermarket"
digital painting by citronellals
original character concept by Caroline Hung

A nighttime photo of street art by Lee Wen-Cheng, featuring retro shop signs and neon lights.

"台灣夢 Taiwanese Dream"
street art by 李文政 Lee Wen-Cheng
photo by Caroline Hung

A digital painting by ichi makes art, featuring a woman with vitiligo, who glares fiercely while swirling orbs of light glow behind her.

"Tiger Witch"
digital painting by ichimakesart
original character concept by Caroline Hung