KL Noir returns and the third time's a charm with this selection of 15 stories about law and disorder in the metropolis. Direct from the recesses of the city lurk tales of murder, suicide, rival gangs, robbers and sleaze, mixed in with dystopian visions, black magic and the occasional decomposed corpse. Plunge deep into the underworld where the guilty and innocent rest in peace -- or rest in pieces.
"After your tenth corpse, you develop a sort of technique: how deep, how shallow, whether you should bury or sink it."
For Boli, this was just another job. Stuff the body in a bag. Bury it deep. And then make sure it disappears forever. Yet this job seemed different. Was it the presence of the nervous Malik? Or the air of doom that permeated the swampy, muggy jungle he was in?
A 4,037-word short story. Also included: a glossary of Malaysian words and an Afterward. Total word count about 4791 words.
"Bag" first appeared in the best-selling short story anthology KL Noir: Blue by Fixi Novo.
"Bag" is the first tale in the Tropical Noir series, a collection of noir short stories set in Malaysia.
Hagesawa committed terrible crimes in Nanking during World War II. But it has been fifteen years since the war and Hagesawa thinks that he can finally put the past to rest even if there are rumours that his former comrades have met strange, terrible fates. But then two men abduct him. Their demands? To confess what he had done during the Nanking Massacre...
A short story of 5310 words.
Blood of Nanking
Trixie Koala Vol.1
Publisher: Penerbit Wawasan Nusa (Nov 2012)
This collection of short stories for children, originally written for the Malaysian English daily, The Star, contains the stories, Odd & Orange, Pally's Forever Home and Soon Yi's Puppy.
"Trixie Koala here! I love having friends, don't you? I always have such fun with my cat and dog pals and I think you would too. Today, I'm going to tell you about some of my fluffy friends: Odd and his cat friend Orange wants a home and so does Pally. Soon Yi wants a puppy. Will they all find what they are looking for? Let's read on, shall we?"