Category: Southeast Asia

‘Inocensia’ by Harriet Chan (The Philippines)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology The police investigator shuffled through the papers on his desk. Then he looked at her with kind, but searching eyes. She looked back with a steady gaze. Her…

‘Good Girl’ by Paul Salvette (USA)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology “These little jobs from Khun Pairote have been getting worse and worse, Pon. If my wife weren’t pregnant, I would’ve turned this one down. Where’d Pairote say he…

‘Tsunami Religion’ by Anjali Prashar (India)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Laughter and bells of happiness constantly rang from House No. 22 on Flute Avenue, a house which had otherwise been empty for the past few months. The three…

‘Folk Remedies’ by Lay-Leng Ang (Singapore)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Heaven forbade that we ever fell sick. To endure Mother’s grumbles the whole day when we were stuck at home, made us more ill. Always, it was about…

‘Nevertheless’ by Imee Cuison (The Philippines)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Marcus and Sabine The room is silent. They sit opposite each other now. Sabine in the soft burgundy chair. Legs crossed. Arms folded. Across the coffee table, Marcus…