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Wild Flowers

As soon as I opened the door of my GrabCar, a hand landed on my shoulder and managed to jerk my drunken ass swiftly around. To no one’s surprise, it was two, fair-skinned Indian ladies, one looking more intoxicated than the other. (Drunk asked) ‘Can you take us home? Please?’ ‘I can’t.. this is a…Continue readingWild Flowers

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Sleepless Couple

Waking up in the middle of the night to soft, creaking noises, I placed my hand on the side of the bed where Janice should be. When I realised that she wasn’t there, I got up and went to my brother’s bedroom where the noises were coming from. Pushing the door ever so slightly ajar,…Continue readingSleepless Couple

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Unplanned Journey

Like a clueless doe wandering into a field of hungry lioness, the momentary pause-in-time duly portrayed the temptation of a young, fresh piece meat. The way she turned heads, could only be described by how (quickly) iron-fillings react to a magnet in its midst. ‘这里有人坐吗?’ Translation: Is anybody sitting here? Once I shook my head…Continue readingUnplanned Journey

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Unwanted Help

(Whispering softly) ‘kor.. kor! I need your help.. ‘ I was fairly certain I still had more than half the night to sleep when my sister woke me up frantically, worrying me with the state of urgency. ‘What happened?’ ‘Umm.. I need you to take something out for me.’ ‘What is it?’ Without saying a…Continue readingUnwanted Help

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1-for-1

It wasn’t until at the beach last night, where I had a beer with Ally, that she spoke about her parents for the first time. I had known her for almost six years, as my daughter’s best friend who came over frequently to study and did things girls do together. Naturally, we got close and…Continue reading1-for-1