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SHORT STORY | With You (A Thousand Blessings) by Maula

“Within a thousand blessings, soon enough, a thousand tears are shed; and we are left to either regret or be grateful of what we had. This is a story of a young man who saves a crane, and what his kindness came to be.“ In cold, cold winter, no life was around. No traces of voices to be heard, no traces of joy to be found. In cold, cold winter, people struggled. Days were frigid enough to cause one’s muscles to tense as nights howled with raging winds and heavy snow; loud enough to wake one from sleep. In cold,...

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SHORT STORY | The Walk With A Lover by CA Yin

She stepped into the dark with a smile. The smell of jasmine lured her further into the park. Her footsteps were steady as she walked barefoot on the grass. As a child, she had never been afraid of the dark. In fact, she had enjoyed its embrace as twilight darkened the skies and nightfall beckoned her. The dark was so much kinder to her than the taunts of children at school, than the scolding of teachers when homework was left undone, than the anger of adults who were supposed to care for her. Now, herself an adult, she felt...

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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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