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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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This is you By sanjaystreet82 in Others

Wondering around her city became so sweet & tender, Once I near to her home my heart beats become louder. Her steps towards me like a river coming to hit a mountain, And from this mountain making a sweet & endless fountain. Some times my cold heart felt those small    …

April 25, 2016


For Your Smile By sanjaystreet82 in Others

Whole world stopped for a few movements, When coming towards pantry stopped your steps. The earth stopped moving on its own axis, All planets sun moon and also galaxies. Eating hands stopped between plate & mouth, Trains buses stopped in east west north & south. ATMs & banks had stopped    …

April 25, 2016


Love in 20th century By sanjaystreet82 in Others

In their hearts they were playing game of the king & queen They had turned wheel of time that sent them in their teen A rainbow rose from droplet on her lips of sweat And from that bow seven arrows hit on his heart His frozen existence melts by warmth    …

April 25, 2016


Untitled By sanjaystreet82 in Others

In their hearts they were playing game of the king & queen They had turned wheel of time that sent them in their teen A rainbow rose from droplet on her lips of sweat And from that bow seven arrows hit on his heart His frozen existence melts by warmth    …

April 25, 2016


Cousins By wanphing in Competitions, Savour this

“You know, shark’s fin is out of trend now,” Amy said, slurping her soup. Her lipstick left a mark on the porcelain spoon. “Oh yea?” “This is fish maw and abalone.” “Right.” He played with the bits in his clear soup, then sipped on his glass of red wine instead.    …

April 20, 2016


Food is the way to a man’s head By Joycejings in Competitions, Fiction, Savour this There are more uses for durian than for eating
April 20, 2016


The 24-Hour Prata Shop By alhafizsanusi in Competitions, Others, Poetry Poem entry for 'Savour This' Competition.
April 17, 2016


That Girl, Smiling By Voltaire in Genre, Poetry It is perhaps the ephemeral quality of happiness that makes it that much more dear to us.
April 10, 2016


Shakespeare lives By Dannathein in Shakespeare lives ... in Singapore Vignettes from LM's point of view.
April 8, 2016


The Fifteenth Day of the Third Month (San Yue Shi Wu) By CXR in Competitions, Shakespeare lives ... in Singapore

There’s a secret conspiracy against Joo. Naturally, everyone knows about it. The rumours begin when his team recaptures Aljunied, the whispers low and chilling against the cheers of ‘Next PM! Next PM!’. He’s the bookies’ frontrunner to be Prime Minister. The other ministers are going to want to get him.    …

April 6, 2016