Monthly Archives: September 2012

For Amazonians

After a few initial hiccups, Fourteen Sunflower Seeds is now also on Amazon!

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Interlude

In this post we shall take break from sunflower seeds and relax with an interlude and take a step back to look at the anatomy of short stories and the biography of a legend in this craft. Short stories are … Continue reading

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7th Sunflower Seed

Title: Soaked in Salt Water ‘Soaked in salt water’ is a popular Cantonese saying for folks who obtained an overseas/abroad experience; usually in education. Those who return home after being ‘soaked in salt water’ glow with with a luminosity of … Continue reading

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6th Sunflower Seed

Gertrude Being in a  bad mood, let me introduce Gertrude; excerpts of a diary of an old woman spanning a decade as Alzheimer’s disease steals her life away. Dark, gloomy, depressing and increasingly grey, Gertrude won me some prize years … Continue reading

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5th Sunflower Seed

Title: Black Magpies This will possibly be one of the weirdest stories you’ll ever read. Set in West Malaysia in the 1970s, the reader goes through the protagonist’s twisted mind, inferiority complex along a mix-matched plot of classical poetry, supernatural … Continue reading

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4th Sunflower Seed

Title: Broken Dawn Broken Dawn is actually an excerpt of a novella I’ve been meaning to publish. This is a story of British India in the early 20th century; a rather winding tale of political intrigue, impossible romance and human … Continue reading

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3rd Sunflower Seed

Seats When I was a student in Canada, my seasonal bus pass was stolen and I could afford to replace it. As I walked under the sun, rain, sleet, hail as the gorgeous bus passed me by, this story was … Continue reading

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