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The Island is You By wanphing in Competitions, Island of Dreams

Sham received a text from Junnie to take down his instagram photo, an instax polaroid of the both of them that he had styled on the dashboard of his 1966 Volkswagen Beetle. She had sounded stern and firm, angry perhaps, but it didn’t matter. Sham loved making her angry –    …

October 23, 2015


Voice By iggykoh in Competitions, Island of Dreams This is a little piece on unrequited love and I think that it's always a fear of everyone's that eats at us.
November 7, 2015


My Island Of Dreams By alhafizsanusi in Competitions, Genre, Island of Dreams, Poetry As Singaporeans, we have aspirations that we want to achieve living here in Singapore. But what about those emigrating here for work, in our Singapore, often dubbed as the Island Of Dreams?
December 23, 2015


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Cravings By Audrey JL Tan in Others

This evening, my thoughts settle on you like the feathery touch of afternoon rain on hot grass,the skin of my lips, left parched, cracked like drought-tortured earth, i imagine my fingers playing with the ruffles of your silver dress, slow, measured moves or should I rip at the seams and    …

June 5, 2016


Meal By Michelle in Drama, Savour this Its a piece that relives the past, bringing back important memories of my grandmother.
June 5, 2016


Professional Kopi Guzzler By speciallyi in Savour this

“Uncle! One Kopi.” He nodded at me. Hot steam blew out. Metal clinked loudly against glass. A smooth pouring motion. I tapped my feet. Coins pressed in palms. The deal was done. His eyes widened as I took a sip. I quickly scurried away like a mouse. People often tell    …

June 2, 2016


His Last True Love By ameliayu18 in Competitions, Fiction, Savour this

She stirred the creamy, enticing broth inside the pot, stealing a nervous glance at the clock every minute or so. “Tonight is the night.” She thought. She was certain that the man she had been eyeing these few weeks would finally fall for her. Her dainty hands reached for the    …

June 2, 2016


Another Bite By shaunch in Savour this

“One Nasi Lemak, extra egg.” I watch as he scoops the fragrant pandan rice onto the plate, picks out a perfectly fried egg and chicken wing, and throws a generous portion of ikan bilis, peanuts and cucumber on the side. “Sambal take yourself ah.” He says. Gladly. I bring my    …

May 29, 2016


Continental Breakfast By writerly in Fiction, Savour this Tastes change.
May 26, 2016


The Curry of Life By Colin Hexr in Savour this Ths is my first piece here. Found this competition so I decided to try it out. I had to cut out some details so it fits into the 650 word limit (after ten minutes it finally fits in just nice). Hoping to get some feedback.
May 23, 2016


Pit Stop By freddytxc in Others, Poetry The Morning After.
May 22, 2016


Far From Flab By tad in Savour this The remnants of guilt over consuming an entire bag of chips at a single sitting.
May 21, 2016


First Drop Falls By deanmarc in Poetry, Savour this

It is as it were From heaven’s love Or ire as never before That a drop of rain began Among His billion tears Yet unknown where it was to land And ah! I was there Against countless droplets Among souls without a care From as far as sight may The    …

May 20, 2016