When the sun is down, I write weird stories.
Stories that inhabit the borderlands between science fiction, fantasy and horror. Stories about shapeshifting were-tigers, hungry maritime ghosts, and an interstellar corporate house raiding the monster-infested tomb of a dead tyrant on a decaying planet. (Alright, that last one is probably more like a novel.)
I've got three stories out from a forthcoming collection of Singapore ghost stories:
In The Tigers of Bengal, a gang of Indian convicts hunt a ghoulish tiger in 1840s Singapore. The youngest among them must decide what sort of man he wants to be. You can read that in Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction Vol. 7, or in Best New Singaporean Short Stories Vol. 3.
In The Water Kings, dynastic family politics meets waterlogged horror: a shipping magnate's son inherits a fortune when his father dies. But he's also inherited a family sin, and now a ravenous debt must be paid. The LA Review of Books called it "a standout". This Is Horror called it "gorgeously written" and "a true highlight". Ellen Datlow gave it honourable mention as one of the year’s best horror stories. Read that in the Shirley Jackson Award-winning anthology Shadows and Tall Trees 7.
In Sejarah Larangan; or, The Forbidden History of Old Singapura, the founder of ancient Singapore fends off court intrigue, regional aggression, and a clan of were-tigers dwelling at the island’s heart. You can read that in Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction Vol. 10.
For inquiries related to my fiction career, please contact my agent, Lisa Rodgers at JABberwocky Literary.