A case for the long short story

It only takes a skim through Amazon Kindle books to confirm what most of us know, that short stories come extremely popular. Recent increased short story collection sales can only mean readers are happy with shorter work, can’t it? In this digital age, isn’t it natural to reach for the concise, flash fiction for example,…

Curated: Sunrise Sunset by Edwidge Danticat

Surely one of the best stories I’ve read this year.  It comes on again on her grandson’s christening day. A lost moment, a blank spot, one that Carole does not know how to measure. She is there one second, then she is not. She knows exactly where she is, then she does not. Her older…

Review: Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

  I had the great pleasure to meet author Clarissa Goenawan at On Rain, a book reading held by Sing Lit Station. Since we had the opportunity to chat about her book, Rainbirds, beforehand, I have to confess to having been biased in her favour when reading it.

Short Fiction: Varying Hues of Solitude

This is a short story from my archives. It was published as part of the Crossing Borders project run by the British Council. The story is set in Dublin, where I was living at time and brings back some wonderful memories. Enjoy!  Agatha Varying Hues of Solitude 8:30 Thursday night: as usual the door opened…