PEarls of wistfulness
10 July 2019
It is the all too familiar narrative in a city that stakes its identity on change and consumption. We eat ourselves so that we may be birthed anew; shinier, taller and more expensive. This photo-poetry essay is a paean to loss, an homage to an irreplaceable Brutalist building and a sigh in the fight to conserve a disappearing Singapore.
100 Word Stories
08 July 2019
Hello, my love.
Yes, I’m well. You?
How are the kids?
Hahahah. I did! Ramesh looked so happy at his birthday party.
I know he’s asking for his iPad. I think I’ve found one and should be able to get it next week. Please tell him to be patient.
No. No off day today. Boss asked a few of us to help with a project. I’m just on a short break now. So I can text with you 😊
No, not so dangerous.
It’s too difficult for you to understand.
Yes, I’m very tired.
Only a few more months. Insha-Allah.
100 Word Stories is a weekly series featuring flash fiction by Mackerel and photographs by Daniel Tan.
OUT & ABOUT
tiong bahru book club
Join fellow bookworms as they celebrate Tiong Bahru Book Club’s first anniversary on Wednesday 10 July at 7.30pm! Yes, there will be food (it’s a potluck so, everyone brings something) AND Balli Kaur Jaswal will be in da house! Click here for more details.
WE ARE ALSO ON
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