Enjoy this moody drabble from Malaysian writer, Nick Tan! Who Sits Beneath the Unlit Lantern Nick Tan Qi Jin set the bowl of steaming noodles beneath the unlit lantern at her doorway. The landlord was coming up the street, banging at his tenants’ doors, collecting the rent she could no longer afford. She hurried inside... Continue Reading →
INSTINCTS #15: ‘Bloodwork Mandarins’ by Deborah Wong
Happy November everyone! This month's INSTINCTS poem comes from Malaysian writer and recent Horror Matsuri contributor, Deborah Wong. Enjoy 🙂 Bloodwork Mandarins Deborah Wong for the executed wandering spirits I’d weaved too many ancestors dreams,succulent and salty blood in drips,land being stolen, drenched in mad fears,the fate is to erase history—colossal of wishesin flames and... Continue Reading →
HORROR MATSURI #10: ‘I SHOULD BE ASLEEP’ BY JOYCE CHNG
The final flash story for Horror Matsuri is by one of my favorite Asian writers...one of my favorite people, in fact, the incredible Joyce Chng! I asked for a werewolf story for Horror Matsuri and she delivered. Enjoy! I SHOULD BE ASLEEP Joyce Chng I should be asleep. They are real. They are out there.... Continue Reading →
HORROR MATSURI #4: ‘House #197, Argyll Road’ by Deborah Wong
I hope you're all enjoying Horror Matsuri so far! Today we have a horror story by Malaysian writer, Deborah Wong. Deborah was featured in our Author Spotlight earlier this week, and is a contributor in the Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles anthology (links follow the story). HOUSE #197, ARGYLL ROAD by Deborah Wong Beware of the... Continue Reading →
HAPPY RELEASE DAY: ‘SOUTHEAST ASIAN FANTASY DRABBLES’!
It's here! I've really enjoyed putting together this second drabble anthology; some of the contributors are from Japanese Fantasy Drabbles, but the majority are new contributors and it's wonderful to feature the work of so many native Southeast Asian writers as well. SOUTHEAST ASIAN FANTASY DRABBLES This anthology includes 83 drabbles (100-word stories) inspired by... Continue Reading →
INSTINCTS #8: ‘The Manananggal, On A First Date’ by Celestine Trinidad
Hey everyone, hope your weekend is going great! Today's poem is from Celestine Trinidad, a regular Insignia Stories contributor who writes really fun Filipino myth-based fantasy. Her story 'Horse Feet' in our Southeast Asian Fantasy anthology is one of my favorites! Celestine also has stories featured in our upcoming Southeast Asian Fantasy Drabbles and Insignia... Continue Reading →
Author Spotlight: SHEENAH FREITAS
After a short break, our Author Spotlight Series is back! Meet one of our regular short story contributors, Sheenah Freitas. Sheenah also has micro pieces in our soon-to-be-released Japanese Fantasy Drabbles anthology! A geek at heart, Sheenah Freitas has a love for the whimsical and magical. She looks to animated Disney movies and Studio... Continue Reading →
INSTINCTS #2: ‘Graveyard Shift’ by Kim Whysall-Hammond
Welcome to our second INSTINCTS publication: a free-style poem by new contributor, Kim Whysall-Hammond. Kim says the poem was inspired by Malaysian folktales told to her by a friend. Enjoy! Graveyard shift In old Malay, draped in forest lies heat swamped George Town along tree lined avenues abandoned colonial mansions forsaken, cracked, diminished irrelevant... Continue Reading →
INSIGNIA Anthologies are FREE at Smashwords!!
Hi everyone, welcome to July! What's the best thing about July every year? The SMASHWORDS SUMMER SALE of course! I'm into it this year, and putting the Insignia Series anthologies - all seven - on FREE promo all month long !!! It's a great chance to fill out your collection, or recommend the series to... Continue Reading →
INSIGNIA SERIES Kindle Sale: June 13-16!
Hi everyone, I think it's time for a sale! From June 13-16, get any anthology in The Insignia Series for just US$1.99! *Sale price will be available for all books on all Amazon sites Amazon USA link (to series list) Amazon UK link (to series list) All Amazon links to 'Insignia: Asian Flash... Continue Reading →