Author: Eksentrika

POETRY | Take My Hand by Gem Yen

Artwork by NadiaSee Come on over and take my hand, There is something I’d like you to see. Come on over and take my hand, I can sense you are afraid but don’t be. Take a deep breath and take a step, The crevice you see is not that deep. Take a deep breath and take that step, By faith and belief you take that leap. Now that you are here would you come and see, There is something I would really want to show. Look through that keyhole and see carefully, Tell me, tell me what your eyes...

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SHORT STORY | Secrets, lies and finally, my mother by Jonathan CA Lim

Tattoo by Larry Brogan My mother always told me, “I may be your mother, but the truth is that you have all my doubts.” “I am a child… a baby. The earliest memories to my recollection are the demons of my upbringing,” says Henry. As irony would have it, those memories would shape my first 17 years of life. It’s a good age. A good age to understand life’s ultimate tale of morality. In truth, there is no lesson to be learned here, no higher calling, only a physical demon — a shadow, which had visited me in my...

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POETRY | A Good Breakfast by Paul Gnanaselvam

Colorful breakfast art by Ida Skivenes A good breakfast, is one had to a heart’s content, hot creamy Nescafe, poured from one tumbler into another and cooled to the right temperature. A bowl of left-over fish and chicken curry, heated into a thick, rich concoction nand coconut and mint chutney for a tangy scoop. A large ever-silver plate before you, waits for the thosai to assail from the kitchen and into the dining room. Drumming your fingers lightly, ‘Amma’, you call out impatiently, for the sizzling thosai in gingelly oil that infuses the fresh morning air, livens your senses,...

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SHORT STORY | They Come Stomping by Leon Wing

Burma – 14th Army: The Battle of the Sittang Bend, 1945, by Leslie Cole. He is being held by the elbow, his son guiding him out the door of his house which seventy-six years back was merely a wooden hut, having being feted in a lunch celebrating his 100th birthday, feeling the heat of a not too overbearingly warm day and noticing the ground paved over the soil and sand of those many years ago is dry from today not having rained, which takes him by surprise because of the incessant wet of the last couple of days, but not as much as he is...

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The many colours of August the Merdeka month of 2017

Just as diverse as Malaysia, the artworks which we received and were selected were unique in their own ways. We’ve had doodles done on shoes, a page from an upcoming local comic book, portraits, digital paintings and more! Scroll to check em all out! This post will not be complete without Eksentrika’s Art of the Month for August 2017. And guess who received the most number of votes for August? It’s Hue Jia Yung‘s amazing surrealistic artwork! Jia Yung is an extremely shy guy and rarely uploads his artworks onto social media. “Mostly because I procrastinate one piece for who-knows-how-long....

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