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‘Thirst’ by Hardik Sharma (India)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Mrs. Dixit found it difficult to move around. At seventy, she had developed sores and the frequent back aches made it impossible for her to visit the market.…

‘One-Day Bride’ by Sunita Lama (India)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology She walks down the aisle in her angelic beauty, hand in hand with the one she’s chosen to be her ‘man.’ She has hope; immense hope that life…

‘Mousetrap’ by Muhammad Ashfaq (Pakistan)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology That a tiny little mouse would make my life hell without Nadia, I had never imagined. I thought it was more of a conspiracy than of a coincidence…

‘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…

‘Good Luck Charm’ by Vibha Batra (India)

Short story selected for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Like most girls, Shreya was crazy about shopping. Much as she loved stacking the shelves of her wardrobe with new buys, she was extremely attached to one particular…

‘Going Home’ by Mithran Somasundrum (England)

Short story selected for the 2010 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology At the time, the sign on the noticeboard seemed too good to be true: “Going home after twelve years in Japan.  Everything free, you move.  First come/First served.” …