Melani3 here, with a letter from the author of the newest Episode Original, “Our Little Secret.” She’s very excited to share her experience and story with you all.
If you haven’t already, give it a read for some fun slice-of-life vibes!
I’m very excited to be sharing with you “Our Little Secret!”
It’s a story that holds a lot of significance to me.
At first, I was honestly a little scared to share this story with the world. It felt really personal - there are a lot of details in this story that are reflections of my relationship with my own parents, that have ties to my cultural heritage and my own identity, and that draw on my own life experiences growing up Asian-American.
But my intention in sharing this story is the same as the intention that I had while creating it -to bring to life a fun, heartfelt story with an Asian-American protagonist right in the center of the action. It’s something I would have given anything to see when I was younger. And I hope in sharing and creating this now, it offers the representation I had always wished for myself now for all of you.
To every single reader out there, I hope this story offers you comfort and joy, especially in current times of uncertainty.
I hope these characters and their love for one another makes you feel welcomed and loved as well.
And even more, I hope that this story sparks in you the fire to create and share your own stories that your younger selves always needed to see.
Thank you so much for supporting this story and for supporting a platform where a story like this can be shared. I wish you all the happiest of reading.