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re: Ode to Broken Things

PROMPT: Monster Flash Fiction Competition 2018

There's a rumour in Somerset station; in the dank, unprocessed shimmer of the rails, a monster learns to thrive. She slinks deep through the pipes, pressing dusty kisses on unsuspecting windows.

Under her fingers, infinitely small spots of disuse bloom against the cranial arch of tunnels. Between the lapses in her song, the air froths dark and salty, heaving with an incessant whine. 

There, a stain – pepsi or coke – shameless and provocative.

It gets worse. Even though...

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gripsyched (Singapore) published:

re: Ode to Broken Things

PROMPT: Monster Flash Fiction Competition 2018

There's a rumour in Somerset station. In the dank, unprocessed shimmer of the rails, a monster learns to thrive. It slinks deep through the pipes, pressing minute dusty kisses on unsuspecting train windows.

It's untraceable - every day, tiny spots of disuse mark the cranial arch of tunnels. Every day, the air froths dark and salty, heaving with an incessant whine. It chases after the footfalls of strangers, mirrored in their cluttered chatter and convenient litters.

There, a stain –...

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over 1 year ago

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gripsyched (Singapore) published:

pledge

PROMPT: Love in 13 Words

We, the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of

over 1 year ago

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gripsyched (Singapore) published:

Unrequited

PROMPT: In Motion

Shrill - your phone cackles sharply, bluntly. I put my hands down, watch you dance across the room and back, thumb glancing across its screen. 

Your laugh bubbles, caught in the smallness of your tensed throat. It is the only sound in the room, and your eyes dart up to meet mine in some hasty apology. My lips creak upwards, but your neck is already hunched again. The tip of your nose glistens, illuminated by the beam of another text. 
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gripsyched (Singapore) published:

Don't Tell Me You Love Her

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2017

  https://youtu.be/TSpdJ8NjazA   Don’t tell me you love her. She’s got three arms and a third left foot on the dance floor, blurring in and out of sight like a pulsating octopus. She will haunt the rest of your seas, fishing for compliments with kisses the suction power of the giant squid. You’ve got a catch that’s already hooked.    This is how thirsty she will be for attention, swallowing her pride like it’s sex on the beach. Forget whiskey,...

over 2 years ago

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FOOD COMA

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

Scene: It’s a kitchen – in the background an oven, electric stove and kettle stand on the cupboard. To the right of the cupboard stands a blank fridge. There’s a half-cut onion and a bag of carrots beside the sink. Someone’s been cooking. YUE enters from stage right, chased by a desperate MOTHER.
 
MOTHER              Fish! Fish, fish – at least eat fish.
 
YUE doesn’t speak. She stares at the onions.
 
MOTHER              I bought salmon from the...
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about 3 years ago

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gripsyched (Singapore) published:

FOOD COMA

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

Scene: It’s a kitchen – in the background an oven, electric stove and kettle stand on the cupboard. To the right of the cupboard stands a blank fridge. There’s a half-cut onion and a bag of carrots beside the sink. Someone’s been cooking. YUE enters from stage right, chased by a desperate MOTHER.
 
MOTHER              Fish! Fish, fish – at least eat fish.
 
YUE doesn’t speak. She stares at the onions.
 
MOTHER              I bought salmon from the...
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about 3 years ago

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