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SHORT STORY | A Pregnancy Test by Christine Chu

The bus ride back to campus was a quiet one. It was six in the evening, but the sky had already darkened, glowing deep red through the pregnant clouds, till it seemed to be almost nightfall. Yi Xin looked away from the window to the sleeping figure beside her. Ming Shern sat slouched in his seat, his head falling forward. His faint snore was barely audible over the grumbling overcast outside; it was only when she felt his tensed muscles relax that she knew he was asleep. After the suspenseful visit to his hometown with two long-haul bus trips,...

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SHORT STORY | Close To You by Vernon Daim

Photo by Laura Ockel on Unsplash There are people who can walk away unscathed from catastrophes of the heart. They let the daily ebb and flow of life wash away all the debris. They insist you should just walk on by so that you can live to tell many, many years after it happened. When the time comes, they retrace the steps without expecting a second chance; regard it as a cautionary tale for the young, eager and clueless. If you are going to give your heart away, they would tell you to give it instead to a medical school to benefit...

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SHORT STORY | The Untold Story Of The Potato Peeler

Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash To this day, the potato peeler is one of the best culinary inventions made. Sadly, I have lost countless of potato peelers in my household. Usually after peeling potatoes and carrots, I don’t realize it’s gone until the next cooking session. Today, I lost another one. Initially, I didn’t think it was a big deal to get a replacement as my husband happily purchases them for me. I suppose its affordability must be the reason. But since this happens frequently, I now do not dare letting him know that it’s missing. I quietly purchase it myself. Mostly...

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SHORT STORY | 5 Songs And The 5 Times I Fell In Love

Photo by Alejandra Quiroz on Unsplash I am very sure none of us can live without music. To me, music is everything. Only my taste varies on a daily basis. I may love emo slow rock tonight and then EDM when tomorrow comes. In my life, five songs have shaped my life in the most beautiful yet unimaginable way. This story comes with a heavily no holds barred confession alert. 1. Best I Ever Had – Vertical Horizon This song was a hit in the year 1999 and still rings a bell when I heard it on the radio recently, while in...

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SHORT STORY | The Chicken by Dashiny Muniandy

Photo by Kazi Faiz Ahmed Jeem on Unsplash My grandma is dead today. It is the day I saw my dad broke down into tears for the first time. Everyone’s eyes were swollen from the profuse waterworks. Visitors paid their last respect by placing flower garlands on her. Grandma’s favourite grandchildren surrounded the casket as they wept with sorrow. And there I was in the corner, gazing at the dimly lit blue living room,  watching the people encircling the casket adorned with colourful flowers, as if it were the most popular exhibit at a museum. Everyone glared at me as if I...

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