morningpage.13 (security, hard water, acid reflux)

this is what counts as broad daylight t f does niceness count for hard water and the cold steal all flavour out your mouth I like it but I don't like it that much don't picture my body don't trivial pursue my mind I'm lying if I say I'm lying with her between the biblical lines you…Read more morningpage.13 (security, hard water, acid reflux)


anxiousnessless: a pastiche to anne boyer’s Not Writing

When I am trying to write about HEX ED and BAD GIRLS and SCATOLOGICAL QUEERNESS, I am not writing. I am not writing short stories about aquariums or normalising queer sex scenes. I am not writing stories that are set in Singapore but defy the conventions and mundane associations that Singaporean fiction carries. I am…Read more anxiousnessless: a pastiche to anne boyer’s Not Writing


Written for the Lion City Slam, Oct 2014. x Marylyn Tan there was a girl who responded every time to ‘kiss me.’ with ‘where?’ on the hollow of my throat. between time and space. at the mouth of the Singapore river. to this day, area around the old Singapore River mouth remains the most expensive…Read more YOU COULD TAKE A LITTLE


Written for A Minor Contradiction, Aug 2014. x Marylyn Tan first day of sexual orientation, I’m the oldest kid in the room, just like in church catechism class because my father forgot to enroll me the previous year. I wonder if we have a buddy system, and who is going to take me by the…Read more FIRST DAY OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION


Written for the Lion City Slam, Oct 2014. x Marylyn Tan east chapter of iglesia ni christo means the entire aljunied district stretching all the way from eunos to geylang lorong 40. here, people watch you all the time. here a boy I used to know learnt the dual meanings of xiao di while walking…Read more SINGAPOREAN SHOTA