Kaleidoscope: slices of life – the bittersweet pub

Written by: Ashley Koh (21-A1) Designed by: Liew Yi Xuan (21-E1) Five drunk guys walk into a bar, and the bartender gains catharsis through her reconnection with one of them.  Glasses clink. Chatter rises and falls in volume. Drunken laughter fills the air. Chairs and stools squeak as people, inebriated, shift uncomfortably in their seats. […]

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Kaleidoscope: slices of life – that woman stares at me

Written by: Nigel Ng Ngan Siang (21-A3), Tan Le Kai (21-I4), Zuo Yuning (21-A1) Designed by: Jervis Ch’ng Yun Ping (21-U5) The power of any mirror lies in the fact that you can see yourself in it.  “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? The princess took a bite from […]

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kaleidoscope: slices of life – The Final Trip

Written by: Aaron Wong Jielun (21-I4) Designed by: Leanne Soh Li En (21-E6) “She’s dead. Chloe is dead.”  I begged the universe that whatever was transpiring was just a horrible, cruel prank. That her mother on the other end of the line would simply laugh it off, and say, “Oh, I was just kidding. Chloe […]

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Kaleidoscope: slices of life – home

Written by: Katelyn Joshy (21-U1) Designed by: Lay Kai En, Ashley (21-O1) ‘Please report to the nearest San Francisco police department to verify your citizenship status.’ My eyes halted at the last line; it was at that moment I realised that the jig was up, no more running from the truth. No more- My life […]

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kaleidoscope: slices of life – A strange sensation

Written by: Nigel Ng Ngan Siang (21-A3), Tan Le Kai (21-I4), Zuo Yuning (21-A1) Every passing second, the angry irritation grows in her trembling heart. ‘Hack this… Why am I so angry for no reason?’ Her feelings indeed have no apparent cause, long-term or short-term. Physically she is in the best state possible. She is […]

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KALEIDOSCOPE: SLICES OF LIFE – VINCENT

Written by: Tricia Loh Qiuxuan (21-U1) Designed by: Lay Kai En, Ashley (21-O1) “Erm. If you ask me honestly, this is too much going on,” she said. Her wrinkly index finger near the canvas, she circled the air above the brush strokes.  He swore Mrs Teo has something against him. Like some personal grudge of […]

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kaleidoscope: slices of life – Safia

Written by: Murugan Rakshita (21-E1) Trigger Warning: This story contains mention of epilep$y, ment@l illness, $ui¢ide and euth@n@si@. Read at your own discretion.  Doth land upon me, Little Vagabonds of joy,  O’ Wanderers of the Eternal—Guardians of Gaea I barge into the room to find Safia staring out of the window. She shudders at my […]

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