Category: Short stories

‘Mangoes’ by Trirat Petchsingh (Thailand)

Short story selected for the 2010 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Soon after my discharge from the army, I’d gotten a job driving a pickup truck delivering supplies to a general store in a remote valley about four hundred…

‘True Friendship’ by J.C. Martin (Malaysia)

Short story selected for the 2010 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology “The sea is never always calm, The sky, sometimes, not blue, But nothing on Earth can ever change The friendship we hold true!” I remember fighting back tears…

‘A Single Step’ by A.D. Thompson (USA)

Short story selected for the 2010 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology I know it is my midlife crisis, numerically – I’m 40, and in my bones; they ache. I am hauling a 30 pound rucksack over about eight mountain…

‘Adolescence’ by Mohammad Aljarmoshi (Jordan)

Short story selected for the 2010 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology A snow-white ceiling, an electric lamp in the middle. This was the first image my eyes captured; I closed them promptly trying to catch the train of somnolence…

‘A Home – Away from Home’ by Uma Balu (India)

Short story selected for the 2010 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology It was a cool, pleasant evening. Birds were chirping happily and tiny squirrels were playing around. Lolita enjoyed listening to those delightful sounds of nature as she watered…

‘Eternal Smile’ by Caecilia Xie (Indonesia)

Short story selected for the 2010 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology It was raining that night. A screaming ambulance came to an immediate stop with a screech. The door opened and two paramedics got out. Their white canvas shoes…