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SHORT STORY | The Home of a Heart by Syazwan Sharani

Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash About three months ago, while I sat in my office chair typing a letter to finance, I felt a severe throbbing pain in my chest, then my surrounding shrivelled into a blur and the next thing I knew I was on the floor, unconscious. I woke up in the hospital bed to my sobbing mum, a few colleagues whom I’d exchanged files more than I did words, and Dr. Kumar telling me that my heart had failed and if I didn’t detect a donor by the end of January, it was going to be the end of...

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SHORT STORY | The Wondrous Science of Bees by Aizuddin H. Anuar

Image by Prawny from Pixabay I was sitting down with L, listening to an interview recording together. We were looking for glimmers of honesty from the respondent’s tone of voice, inconsistent statements, subtle and fleeting moments of tentativeness. The night before, we had both listened to the recording separately, and today we were in analysis, searching for something that might or might not be there. There isn’t an exact science to this, L admitted once in exasperation, before diving back in to speculate. I smiled, quietly agreeing, though I was thinking of ‘this’ in terms of life more broadly,...

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SHORT STORY | Against the Dark Skies by Elly Van Dalen

Silhouette of Cat Under Orange Sunset by Pixabay Against the dark skies, I sat on the floor at the lobby and waited for my owner to fetch me. It had been hours since I sat here. I meowed, purred, and dragged myself to a pool of water. I was dusty and dirty. Everyone seemed oblivious to my existence. They ignored me! I was starting to get hungry. What if my owner forgot about me? What if they left me to… No. That can’t be right. They love me. They said that I would always be their number one. My stomach...

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SHORT STORY | A Parable of The Sky and The Soil by Evelyn Philip

Photo by Ramin Khatibi on Unsplash In the land of Serotolia, the soil was crusted, brittle and fragile. The drought had done it. Disappointed and dejected, the soil hardened. Whenever anyone walked over it, it grumbled bitterly and lamented its fate. As the weeks passed, the grumblings turned into cynicism. The soil began to vent out frustration at its surroundings. There was only one thing the soil yearned for; the rain. The hardened the soil became bitter at the sky. Bitterness soon turned to rage. It began cursing at the sky. Hearing the terrible words, the sky began to feel gloomy. Instead...

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SHORT STORY | A Teacher’s Journey On A School Bus by Lo Sin Yee

School Time by Jed Villejo Since my father was taken ill, I have been taking a school bus to work.  Every day, I have to wake up very early in the morning, do my ablutions in a half-asleep fashion before waiting outside the gate for the bus. Surrounded by darkness, except for the dim street lights, most of the residents are still in slumberland. The morning air is cool and the stillness is occasionally punctuated by the sound of housewives stir-frying rice and the slow trickle of traffic plying the road in the dis­tance.  I stand drowsily at the gate,...

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