General Literary

The Colour of Water
By Xueting in General Literary | Reads: 1,472 | Likes: 0
Late in my third year of college, my sister Aparna decided to be a graffiti artist.             She had found alleys and corners downtown that the authorities almost never visited, and turned grey walls into colourful murals. A month and eight   Read More...
Published on Jul 5,2017 07:32 AM
Open wounds
By Seow Ryan in General Literary | Reads: 597 | Likes: 0
The day I was born I was a fresh sheet, naïve, and susceptible to external forces, brought into this cold, dark, and heartless world. That day, tears were shed – unknown to be happy or sad – looking at what had been conceived. I was supposed to be a form of relief from her sad, lo  Read More...
Published on Jul 5,2017 11:03 AM
Castaway
By Nikolette Biggerstaff in General Literary | Reads: 5,383 | Likes: 0
It is not the mourning I hear, or the coughs. It is the silence that emanates from my brother’s coffin as it is lowered into the ground ever so carefully, almost as if everyone else knows how fragile my brother is. My mother is standing a few metres away from me, eyes botched from crying, dres  Read More...
Published on Jul 5,2017 03:01 PM
All Else Is Secondary
By Aidan Ong Zongren in General Literary | Reads: 1,986 | Likes: 0
Growing up in Singapore, I learned there was much Singaporeans had to take pride in. Our little red dot has nonetheless succeeded in establishing an indisputable presence in Southeast Asia despite her tumultuous beginnings. Asserting our influence, we strive to continue the work our forefathers bega  Read More...
Published on Jul 5,2017 03:56 PM
why don't you come back home
By Dionne Seah in General Literary | Reads: 853 | Likes: 0
It isn’t until he is sitting by the driveway of Anthony’s house, in this dingy, almost-broken rented car, that George fully realises he has made the trip here. It is that realisation that unnerves him, and makes him too aware of everything around him. From the slightly wound-down window,  Read More...
Published on Jul 6,2017 01:35 PM
The Collector
By Rosita Thien in General Literary | Reads: 1,294 | Likes: 0
In the bright of day, there was a man dressed in an oversized trench coat that was covered with mended patches. He had a white beard, covered with grime, clearly not well taken care of. Everyone's nose crinkled as he pushed his supermarket trolley filled with trash down the crowded streets However,  Read More...
Published on Jul 6,2017 02:53 PM
Full Moon
By Amy Daga in General Literary | Reads: 391 | Likes: 0
Melodious strains of 'Om Mani Padme Om' reverberate through our home early morning, as Bose SoundLink, with its incredible acoustics, does its loudest best to ironically contribute towards a quiet start to the day! With these auspicious beginnings, it is bound to be a day worthy of the mind's sketch  Read More...
Published on Jul 25,2017 09:03 PM
My Dearest Love
By T Teo in General Literary | Reads: 1,633 | Likes: 0
“In my absence…” he paused, considered the words he had just written, and scratched out the phrase with a line. Taking in a deep breath, he continued to write “After my departure…”. This couldn't be happening to him as pent up frustration surfaced from within hi  Read More...
Published on Jul 7,2017 10:49 AM
HOPE
By Avani Bhanchawat in General Literary | Reads: 2,325 | Likes: 0
It was a late November evening and Panditji, as people of the parish fondly called him, was getting ready to step out for his evening walk. His crisp yellow kurta and wide flared pyjama, a khaadi jacket, a monkey cap - folded up, as it wasn't December yet. He contemplated whether to wrap the muffl  Read More...
Published on Jul 7,2017 11:34 AM
Pa's(t) Memories
By Al Hafiz Sanusi in General Literary | Reads: 288 | Likes: 0
       The year was 1966. The venue was at the Padang. Crowds were filling in fast from every corners of the field. To say that it was packed was really an understatement. There was practically no space for anyone to breathe. Even for him. He was there. He had to be there. He had  Read More...
Published on Jul 8,2017 02:52 PM
Aftermath
By Al Hafiz Sanusi in General Literary | Reads: 222 | Likes: 0
The lady did not recognise me. The relief was so overwhelming that it took me several seconds to process that she was speaking. “…government providing consultations free of charge to all victims, so don’t worry about a thing. How can I help you today?”   My brain sent  Read More...
Published on Jul 8,2017 02:56 PM
The Veil of the Bride
By Rajkumar in General Literary | Reads: 913 | Likes: 0
Caffeine has become an absolute necessity, the drug of choice that relieves me momentarily from shouldering the anxieties of my class of Oxford hopefuls. Hope that I find misplaced in my students, who do not seem to comprehend the concept of putting in the same effort for their assignments as they d  Read More...
Published on Jul 11,2017 08:55 AM
The Attack
By Irina Tjahjana in General Literary | Reads: 6,436 | Likes: 0
It’s probably easy to live with myself, I thought, it shouldn’t be that hard. We live in the 21st century, right? This is normal. The attack would not stop; the fear that people would find out was piercing my neck every single moment. Someone out there would know about how screwed up I   Read More...
Published on Jul 10,2017 08:50 AM
Final Farewell
By Malini MSideriaoutlookcom in General Literary | Reads: 765 | Likes: 0
Tall buildings that reached for the sky, sweltering heat that made you want to run into a cold sauna and never come out, and trees wizened with age dotted the road side. I knew I was home but still, I wished it was a little less warm. Have we moved closer to the sun? Hot? No, it was the blazing infe  Read More...
Published on Jul 10,2017 10:29 AM
Living Life Outside Of A Bomb Shelter
By Samantha Vun Shu Xian in General Literary | Reads: 495 | Likes: 0
Living Life Outside Of A Bomb Shelter   While basking in boredom and the incessant chatting and laughter from the people at my local coffee joint, I have come to the conclusion and realisation that the majority of the people in society, are indeed living in bomb shelters. Well, figuratively, of  Read More...
Published on Jul 10,2017 10:39 AM
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