A Retelling of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant Hope slicing snow brings back a late March petal and a big, big smile flushed full in the darkening puddle of Boy’s eyes. Softness loosens itself among two hearts holding tight, hands folded light. Boy raises his plump face. He wants that blooming cherry-pink blossom just there above the […]
For six months, I have lived happily in America as a Chinese student, and then the COVID19 virus hit. Suddenly, my safe space shifted to one of prejudice when one of my classmates tweeted a political cartoon attacking Chinese people. The image was of a person shaking hands with another, asking him: ‘Where are you from?’ […]
Do you feel the growing pains, over and over again, the sheer unhappy feeling that nothing is believable anymore, causing any truth to be pushed aside?
I press the lift button awaiting the passage gates to open hoping the stench of urine won’t poke in As the gates close in I breath in and visualise for a moment what the day might bring – or really, what Iʼm hoping the day might not bring: A new patient, stab wounds and broken, dressed in […]
I sat motionlessly in the dark, grubby, dim, and lifeless room, gently tracing the rim of her emerald ring. The shine that it once gave off was no more; it portrayed nothing of the memory that I had of it. The sound was blurred and somehow seemed to have slowed down, and the only thing […]
Jake woke to the sound of screaming and instantly he knew. The CCK had taken yet another victim. He was curious yet hesitant to see what the commotion was about. He knew better. Slowly, he crept to the front door and looked through the peep hole. Nothing. He pulled the door handle as slowly as […]