All the family stories below are true, in the sense that they are authentic, handed down over many generations. Some feature the supernatural, others are about how we survived turbulent times. They've been the inspiration behind my novels. My father was a wonderful storyteller. I was lucky that he passed on to me the tales he knew about our ancestors.
I'm sharing these stories to encourage you to document your own family history. Once our elders pass away or lose their memories, the stories are gone forever. Do it now.
(C) 2012 Janie Chang. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.