Fiction

The Quarantine Diaries, Part One

A watercolor style photograph of a city skyline.
A watercolor style photograph of a city skyline.
Photo courtesy of the author.

This is the first in a series of short stories. To read them all, head here.


Fiction

The Quarantine Diaries, Part Two

Orange and white cat sitting comfortably on a giant dark grey bean bag.
Orange and white cat sitting comfortably on a giant dark grey bean bag.

This is part of a series of short stories. To read them all, head here.


Fiction

The Quarantine Diaries, Part Three

A masked woman standing beneath a flowering tree.
A masked woman standing beneath a flowering tree.
Photo courtesy of the author.

This is part of a series of short stories. To read them all, head here.


Fiction

The Quarantine Diaries, Part Four

Mailboxes outside apartment complex.
Mailboxes outside apartment complex.
Photo courtesy of the author.

This is part of a series of short stories. To read them all, head here.


Fiction

The Quarantine Diaries, Part Five

Dark empty city street at night, save for a lone dark figure.
Dark empty city street at night, save for a lone dark figure.
Image courtesy of the author

This is part of a series of short stories. To read them all, head here.


Fiction

The Quarantine Diaries, Part Six

A slightly filtered image of a small neighborhood street in Japan.
A slightly filtered image of a small neighborhood street in Japan.
Photo courtesy of the author

This is part of a series of short stories. To read them all, head here.


Fiction

On travel, and how it changes us

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Photo: Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko

Before she left again, Min said the world had changed. It was not something she could see or explain easily, and yet she was sure something was different. When I asked, she said it was like opening a book she had read a long time ago and realizing the story was not as she remembered it.


Internet Time Machine

If Facebook is a club, Twitter is a dive bar

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Photo: Pexels

This story is part of the Internet Time Machine, a collection about life online in the 2010s.


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All original art by Dao Thao (Instagram/Website — and thanks!)

I went to Shimabara because of a newspaper article. It said a young man by the name of Keigo Kirino had died at a local speed eating contest. It was a riceball that did it; a chunk which became lodged in the young man’s throat and refused to leave. He died on route to the hospital.


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All original artwork by Louis-Étienne Vallée (Instagram, website — and thanks!)

Lee stumbles down the alleyway. Falls. Picks himself up.

Hengtee Lim (Snippets)

Fragments of the everyday in Tokyo, as written by Hengtee Lim.

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