Too busy to read short stories? Here are five micro-fictions you could read in less than two minutes. And hopefully, the images would linger longer in the shower. (Why the shower? Because it sort of rhymes with linger and longer.)
His Facebook wall was filled with birthday wishes since midnight. But none of the friends noticed his status on his mother’s passing away, a day earlier.
Many handsome men were asking for her hand in marriage, but she has been saying ‘No’ to all the proposals.
He didn’t like being pushed around by his wife. She was fully aware of the gaze from the public. But they had no better option since he lost both legs, and she an arm, in the freak accident.
“Could I just be your best friend instead?”
“I couldn’t take all the public display of affection anymore. I don’t want to be your lapdog. It’s about time you let me off the leash,” he picked his courage to speak his mind.
They danced all night. He hugged her real close, not wanting to let her go.
— — These micro-fictions were first published in Eksentrika on 11 December 2016. You totally missed it, didn’t you?
And now are you ready for longer fictions in Bahasa Malaysia? Uthaya’s collection of short stories — and half a pulp fiction — is also available. For adults only! [details here]