FICTION

Read short stories and flash fiction written by sydney khoo

flash fiction

Your A-Ma inherits from Maa-Maa: a jade necklace, a gold bracelet, and all her love. 

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short story

It is not your first time in Empyrean, but you’ve never ventured further than the loading bay. You’ve never needed to.

short story

You are assigned your Purpose before leaving the Mother Womb.

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flash fiction

There is the strangest sensation of amnesia I feel when I wake

flash fiction

Being pummeled by schoolkids sounds pretty pathetic but it sounds a hell of a lot better than being killed in The Golden Spray on a Sunday morning.

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short story

New Guy was just here to play some mahjong, crack open a cold one with the boys — not get his head cracked open by a boy.

short story

Po-Po says this house must have been built by colonisers, tai chun to realise that winter will never come.

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short story

It hurts to build something out of nothing.