Waning Moon

Waning Moon

The night before Hoai was thinking about getting a divorce, she was dreaming a queer dream. An image of a baby formed in her womb. But all her doubts had also grown bigger in that befuddled dream. (May 12, 2019 16:24:08)

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Two crabs

  Jan 19, 2019 11:33:57
Mrs Nam felt her son Teo’s forehead. It was still red hot. Her little son had been in a light coma since early morning. He cried without opening his eyes. His face was crimson, his lips dry. He was breathing heavy and quick.  

A snake crept inside

  Jan 06, 2019 13:50:17
“Last night, a snake crept onto Lam’s bed,” someone started. “Oh my god. She felt something slippery, threw off her blanket, then jumped up and down. She was very lucky. If that snake had bitten her, we would have been at her funeral today.” 

Dust

  Dec 30, 2018 13:29:18
The stormy season came late this year. Not until the 7th lunar month did the news incessantly broadcast forecasts about the first storm of the year heading in from the East Sea. 

Little Dung

  Dec 23, 2018 14:37:02
Little Dung was very slim with a small face. Her big black eyes appeared bright. Each time Mum caught a glimpse of that brightness, she whispered into my ears, "It seems to me that your daddy’s staring at me." 

The Tiger-Man

  Dec 16, 2018 16:11:14
Although the fast-food restaurant owned by Thanh was located in the outskirts of a German town, customers crowded in for lunch in great numbers as there were many offices, factories and small workshops nearby. To serve them more comfortably, one day the owner had to hire an assistant to cook and deliver food. 

Blood Transfusion

  Dec 02, 2018 16:21:04
Leaving his hometown for Ho Chi Minh City, Han brought me a lot of fried beef, fish paste and fruit. When he arrived at the dormitory of the College of Medicine, he sat outside the gate to wait for me. 

16 sq.m

  Dec 01, 2018 17:26:36
Although the rainy season had not yet arrived, the heavens were stingily concealing the sun behind an overcast sky. Early in the morning, the two rows of trees on the streets swayed lazily in the breeze. 

A note for someone who has passed away

  Nov 25, 2018 14:17:43
“New customers are coming, dad!” Demi called excitedly. Noel frowned, put a pile of bills into the drawer, rearranged his shirt collar, straightened its hems, and walked out. 

A jackpot winner

  Nov 10, 2018 11:56:39
For all of their lives, Ba and Bay, two young men of the same village, had only one dream: winning the national lottery jackpot. Within their budget, they tried to save money so that every three days they could buy a lottery ticket from a wandering vendor while having a few cups of coffee or tea at Miss Hau’s refreshment stall. 

Spring thunderstorm

  Nov 04, 2018 11:48:28
One day before the wedding, he knocked at the door of his bride’s apartment to ask her a question. She screamed "No!" He turned away, and fifteen minutes later, he returned with a shaved head. In spite of what she had said to him, he was not wearing a groom’s suit. She burst out crying and wiped the tears. 

Curtain fig wharf

  Oct 14, 2018 15:10:04
Nguyen hesitantly stopped his bike at the three-way crossroads. Long Thanh Village looked so different now. Nguyen looked around for the haggardness of more than 20 years before, but couldn’t find any trace of it. 

The living temple

  Oct 06, 2018 17:32:59
I had a reputation for being lucky in love. When I was a boy, Mum often remarked, "You’ve got an angelic smile." I thought differently: every child was an angel to his or her mother. Oddly enough, later my darling told me the same.  

A new day

  Sep 30, 2018 14:11:07
He was finally released from jail. He was not too tired to turn his head back to have a last look at the gate of the prison.  

The white jasmine flowers

  Sep 15, 2018 11:35:57
I was a tutor to Stephano, a middle-aged Italian man, lazy and stubborn, with dark blue eyes.