A note for someone who has passed away

A note for someone who has passed away

“New customers are coming, dad!” Demi called excitedly. Noel frowned, put a pile of bills into the drawer, rearranged his shirt collar, straightened its hems, and walked out. (Nov 25, 2018 14:17:43)


16 sq.m

  Dec 01, 2018 17:26:36
Although the rainy season had not yet arrived, the heavens were stingily concealing the sun behind an overcast sky. Early in the morning, the two rows of trees on the streets swayed lazily in the breeze. 

Spring thunderstorm

  Nov 04, 2018 11:48:28
One day before the wedding, he knocked at the door of his bride’s apartment to ask her a question. She screamed "No!" He turned away, and fifteen minutes later, he returned with a shaved head. In spite of what she had said to him, he was not wearing a groom’s suit. She burst out crying and wiped the tears. 

The living temple

  Oct 06, 2018 17:32:59
I had a reputation for being lucky in love. When I was a boy, Mum often remarked, "You’ve got an angelic smile." I thought differently: every child was an angel to his or her mother. Oddly enough, later my darling told me the same.  

A new day

  Sep 30, 2018 14:11:07
He was finally released from jail. He was not too tired to turn his head back to have a last look at the gate of the prison.  

The white jasmine flowers

  Sep 15, 2018 11:35:57
I was a tutor to Stephano, a middle-aged Italian man, lazy and stubborn, with dark blue eyes. 

A lost old apricot tree

  Sep 03, 2018 11:17:58
She came from France to visit her homeland and spoke Vietnamese as well as the Vietnamese at home. I was a tour guide. Her requirements were not the same as the others’. She could talk about places of interest and food in Hue much better than I could. 

A race

  Aug 18, 2018 11:41:17
Thuy stopped reading the newspaper as I walked into the room and stretched myself out on the bed.  

Another day in paradise

  Jul 16, 2018 09:07:54
My body shivered while I listened to his phone call. Lying prone, I could hear my heart beating wildly. "Hang up your receiver, honey," resounded a soft voice from the other end of the line. 

The young spinster

  Jul 07, 2018 15:21:57
Every couple of years, Huan travelled away from home for several days to visit faraway rural areas to research folklore. These journeys relaxed him. He had done a lot in his career: a co-author of some treatises on proverbs, folk-lore, tales and even folk-songs – although he knew nothing about music.  

There was only a river running

  Jun 17, 2018 10:30:07
His mother always urged him to get married, but he ignored her. Though he was over 30, his career remained a big fat zero. It was impossible to get married. He was too proud for that. If he got married, he should be able to take care of his wife and kids, not vice versa. 

The picture

  Jun 10, 2018 15:06:15
To put it frankly, I did not want to attend Tra’s birthday party, for I knew that I would be out of place there.  

Milk flower tree in centre of Ho Chi Minh City

  May 20, 2018 15:09:17
On the corner of Pasteur-Dien Bien Phu Road, Ho Chi Minh City, there is a flower tree completely different from the other trees around it. When October comes, the scent of the flower spreads all across the street.  

One melody in memory of father

  May 13, 2018 13:11:49
To meet Diem, his ex-wife, Dong went to a refreshment stall on the side of a street. A few minutes later, she turned up in a black Camry. Getting out, at first glance she seemed greatly displeased with his casual clothes. 

Cold beer

  May 05, 2018 11:08:06
Ever since her 32nd birthday last year, Vy had been afraid of gaining belly fat. So instead of eating cheese and drinking lots of beer before sleeping, the couple only drank two small glasses of beer at dinner. The weather in Ho Chi Minh City encouraged beer consumption. Cao thought Ho Chi Minh City was the best place to drink.