Quincy Carroll

Writer and teacher based in Oakland, CA.


Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside


He stood in the waiting hall of the station, searching the crowd for a seat, the Chinese squatting among their baggage and eyeing him like…


Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside — IT’S FINALLY FINISHED!!


When Medium first launched back in 2012, it ran a fiction writing contest for National Novel Writing Month, which I was fortunate enough to win. At that time, I was living in Changsha, working on my first novel after two years in a creative writing program back home in Boston. My sister’s now ex-boyfriend was…


The Road Ahead


I broke the news one night five years ago after making the long, dark drive up I-95 from Stamford back to Boston. Lodged in the corner of a restaurant, my mother sat across the…


Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside


He stood in the waiting hall of the station, searching the crowd for a seat, the Chinese squatting among their baggage and eyeing him like…