National Reading Movement

Category Archive: Short Stories

Novels that Started as NaNoWriMo Entries

November is the time for NaNoWriMo! The National Novel Writing Month is a challenge that encourages writers to finish a novel of 50,000 words. And yes, we have it here in Singapore too! If you’re an aspiring author who is on the fence about taking up the challenge, perhaps these published entries will inspire you. […]

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Singapore: As Told By Books

Crazy Rich Asians is set to hit cinemas next week. If you’re not caught up with the drama, here’s what happened: Despite the hype surrounding the movie based on Kevin Kwan’s book of the same title, it has garnered some criticism for its inaccurate portrayal of Singaporeans — not all of us are affluent and […]

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Short Story: Happiness of Pursuit by Ranjani Rao

As part of Read! Fest 2018, we sought creative writing submissions that interpreted the notion of happiness based on the collections held in the public libraries. Here is “Happiness of Pursuit” by Ranjani Rao. The first time I saw falling snow was also the first time I saw the majestic Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. […]

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Short Story: Mr Meek by Noodly Soup

As part of Read! Fest 2018, we sought creative writing submissions that interpreted the notion of happiness based on the collections held in the public libraries. Here is “Mr Meek” by Noodly Soup. Part One Mr Meek – that was truly his name. On that bleary-eyed sunny morning in spring, getting out of my closet-sized […]

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Short Story: Rooted by Cecilia Mahendran

As part of Read! Fest 2018, we sought creative writing submissions that interpreted the notion of happiness based on the collections held in the public libraries. Here is “Rooted” by Cecilia Mahendran.

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