Category Archives: anecdotal

The Smile

I had decided to do it whilst brushing my teeth. They were disadvantageously discolored, my teeth. I moved my face closer to the mirror and folded my lips inward. Then I thought the thought. It seemed a silly thought at

The Smile

I had decided to do it whilst brushing my teeth. They were disadvantageously discolored, my teeth. I moved my face closer to the mirror and folded my lips inward. Then I thought the thought. It seemed a silly thought at

Are You A Muslim?

Above me, ten thousand cars are racing unimpeded to ten thousand destinations. Down here, below the elevated highway, vehicular and foot traffic mingle seamlessly. I am standing on the edge of the sidewalk, my scrunched eyebrows betraying concern. I need

Are You A Muslim?

Above me, ten thousand cars are racing unimpeded to ten thousand destinations. Down here, below the elevated highway, vehicular and foot traffic mingle seamlessly. I am standing on the edge of the sidewalk, my scrunched eyebrows betraying concern. I need

The Japanese Boy

He had a mustache. I remember that distinctly. That mustache made him different from the others. The students would always draw Japanese men with mustaches, that is, when they weren’t drawing them as pigs. He had no friends at the

The Japanese Boy

He had a mustache. I remember that distinctly. That mustache made him different from the others. The students would always draw Japanese men with mustaches, that is, when they weren’t drawing them as pigs. He had no friends at the

The Confession of a Non-drinker

The buses always came late in January. The cold made the wait seem interminable. there was simply no reprieve. The temperature was well below freezing, and indeed had been since November. In such cold, even the slightest breeze was excruciating.

The Confession of a Non-drinker

The buses always came late in January. The cold made the wait seem interminable. there was simply no reprieve. The temperature was well below freezing, and indeed had been since November. In such cold, even the slightest breeze was excruciating.

History of a Bike

My boss tells me it’s an antique, but I’m not really sure if he’s a bike virtuoso, or merely being facetious. Probably the latter. The bike well may be older than me, and it surely has a history, but I

History of a Bike

My boss tells me it’s an antique, but I’m not really sure if he’s a bike virtuoso, or merely being facetious. Probably the latter. The bike well may be older than me, and it surely has a history, but I

Specimen

My watch tells me it has been one hour since my departure from Songyuan. I am tired, but sleeping here would be impossible. Billows of smoke swirl around my head before forcing their way into my recalcitrant nostrils. Every 5

Specimen

My watch tells me it has been one hour since my departure from Songyuan. I am tired, but sleeping here would be impossible. Billows of smoke swirl around my head before forcing their way into my recalcitrant nostrils. Every 5

Characters

If I close my eyes, I can visualize the scene. There are seventy high school students crammed into this one classroom. The students in the very last row have their own culture, oblivious to what has just happened here in

Characters

If I close my eyes, I can visualize the scene. There are seventy high school students crammed into this one classroom. The students in the very last row have their own culture, oblivious to what has just happened here in