Category: Short stories

‘Up in The Mango Trees’ by Lily C. Fen

Lily C. Fen

Short Story ID- 9/2015 Tikbalang was the exact opposite of his more famous cousin, the centaur. Where the centaur was mysterious, quiet, and foreboding, and looked graceful with his chiseled abs, and powerful horse’s body, Tikbalang was not. He had…

Death and Taxes By Saligrama K. Aithal

One in Many

Short Story ID- 7/2015 R. K. Narayan went to the office of the Registrar of Births and Deaths at the district headquarters at Malgudi to obtain the death certificate of his father Krishnaswamy Iyer so as to transfer money and…

‘The Plummet’ by Namrata

Namrata

Short Story ID- 2/2015 The shrill screams from the room next door woke Ruma from her sleep. Since the time she had come here sleep had always evaded her, right now she held on tightly to whatever little of sleep…

‘The Rajah’s Wife’ William Tham Wai Liang

William Tham

Short Story ID- 1/2015 My dear Isaka, How many mothers have been forced to leave their children, only to communicate with them through letters? I am penning these words inKuching, bythe muara of the Sarawak River. I was told, and…

‘Rajamma’s Box’ by Meghna Sukumar

Meghna Sukumar

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Rajamma The young doctors took off their coats and left their consultation rooms. After five hours of duty, it was finally lunch time. As they slowly ambled out…

‘Water on a Hot Plate’ by Murli Melwani

Murli Melwani

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology One of the first persons I phoned when I came to spend the summer with my son, Anand, in Toronto was Vivek. Vivek was in the wholesale trade…