Category: Southeast Asia

‘Ghosts in the Classroom’ by Paul King (USA)

Short story selected for the 2010 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology It was a normal day like any other in southern Thailand — hot. Wooden fans creaked sleepily above my head and those of my forty-seven twelve year-old students.…

‘Island. House.’ by Phil Dodd (England)

Short story selected for the 2010 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology 1 Rain came that evening and instead of a sunset there was a slow greying of the air and decrease in contrast until everything beyond the lake vanished…

‘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…

‘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…