How quickly can someone make your jaw drop, eyes pop, and lose your ability to talk? Gather round for flash-fiction readings of the uncanny kind. We challenge these authors to bring us the most unlikely, mind-bending, believe-it-or-not tales in three sentences and dig into a conversation about the power of flash fiction right after.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, speaker Victor Ocampo will no longer be participating in this session.
Writers / Presenters
Noelle Q. de Jesus is a Filipino American fiction writer who has lived in Singapore for the past two decades.
Sharmini Aphrodite was born in Kota Kinabalu and raised between the cities of Johor Bahru and Singapore. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and placed on the Australian Book Review Jolley Prize. Her essays on art, literature, and history can be found online. She is a Fiction Editor for the literary journal SUSPECT.
Suffian Hakim is a Singaporean author, screenwriter and playwright. He is the author of the national bestselling parody Harris Bin Potter and The Stoned Philosopher, the supernatural comedy The Minorities and the Epigram Books Fiction Prize longlisted The Keepers of Stories.
Victor Fernando R Ocampo is the author of The Infinite Library and Other Stories (Math Paper Press, 2017) and Here Be Dragons (Canvas Press, 2015), which won the 2012 Romeo Forbes Children’s Story Award. He is a fellow at Milford Writers Conference and a Jalan Besar Writer-in-Residence at Sing Lit Station.
Felix Cheong is the author of 24 books across different genres, including poetry, short stories, flash fiction and children’s picture books. His works have been widely anthologised and nominated for the prestigious Frank O’Connor Award and the Singapore Literature Prize.