Love in Penang: cover reveal and my story DOUBLE-BLIND

Love in Penang cover

The Love in Penang cover! This anthology of short stories is being launched at the Georgetown Literary Festival at the end of the month. (The programme looks so cool! I wish I could go.) But you can buy it now from the Buku Fixi online shop if you’re in Malaysia, or pre-order from Amazon.com if not.

(If you are wondering what those grey things are, they are not tong sampah, but phone booths. The picture is based on street art by Ernest Zacharevic, though the original has apparently been removed now.)

My short story DOUBLE-BLIND is one of my very few non-SFF stories. It’s basically a romcom inspired by a meet-cute story about how a relative met her spouse. (It’s obviously not actually about my relative and her spouse, that would be a bit weird.)

“It’s OK, Mei Yi,” said Bee. “I don’t have a girlfriend also. I don’t have a boyfriend, for that matter.”

“It’s different for you,” said Mei Yi gloomily. “You’re 12 years further from death than me. Anyway, you’re like an amoeba.”

It’s a very serious story. :| I have a vague plan at the back of my mind to write a series of interconnected romcom/chicklit-ish love stories set in contemporary urban Malaysia, but I don’t know when I’ll ever get around to it. Anyway, DOUBLE-BLIND would be one of them if I ever got going with that plan!

I am chuffed to be published by Fixi Novo. I’ve had a couple of fairly ephemeral publications in Malaysia, like CHICKEN CHICKEN BANG BANG, but I’d like to put out more there. I do have Plans, so watch this space. *mysterious* <– *not really that mysterious if you’ve seen my access-locked posts on DW*

Also,  just by the bye, you can now buy the ebook of The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic for your Kindle, if you so desire, on Amazon or Amazon UK.

Wah, it takes super long to do one of these posts lor. And the Stories page is getting kind of unwieldy! Let me know if you notice any broken links, OK. I should really go through them all and check them one by one, but am too lazy. >_<

9 thoughts on “Love in Penang: cover reveal and my story DOUBLE-BLIND

  1. Mark Gerrits

    Speaking of broken links, the amazon preorder link for Love in Penang is broken :-)

    Do you know if Love in Penang will come out in ebook format?

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    1. Zen Post author

      Alamak! Thanks for pointing that out. It should be fixed now.

      I don’t think there’s any plan to put out Love in Penang in ebook format, I’m afraid! There’s pretty much no market for ebooks in Malaysia at the moment, and that’s really where the publisher’s primary focus is.

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  2. Sarah

    Hi Zen, I bought the anthology a few days back and found some time to read your story (as it’s the first one haha). Just dropping by to tell you that I loved it! :)

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