Melanie Lau is a senior at Emerson College working towards a BFA in Creative Writing. She often writes realistic fiction, but she dabbles in fantasy, sci-fi, and poetry. Her work has previously been featured in the literary journal Catfish Creek, as well as a number of school publications, including Black Swan, Stork, and FlawlessMag. She studies in Boston, and she often bikes along the Charles River, swerving to avoid the geese who waddle onto the paved road. But she grew up in Honolulu, and she finds herself back at home every year, at the beach, taking a warm nap on the sand.