Author Archives: Carina Lim

Her

Katherine and I started off on the wrong foot. Maybe because we found each other intimidating. We were strangers when we first bumped into each other at the bookstore. I…

Day trip

“Remember to pack your sunscreen. You always complain when you get sunburned,” Sharon reminded me before we called it a night. “I’ll try. I have a memory of a carrot,”…

Suitcase

Caroline was woken up by the whirring sound coming from the sewing machine. She checked her phone on the nightstand to find that it was in the wee hours of…

Going out

“I am so excited for this Friday night,” Sara squealed during recess. “Me too,” Dahlia added from behind. “I wish I could go but I couldn’t,” Tia informed, sadness in…

A stranger

Krista slowed down when she came to a man on the street. He was in a red and blue checkered shirt and his hair needed a trim. He was standing…

Upside Down

Everyone tried to make Sally feel better. It was no use because she felt empty and numb. For the past week or so, life had turned upside down. Even when…

HOLE

‘Do you regret all of these?’ Tanya asked Darla when they were on Darla’s front porch drinking a cup of freshly brewed black coffee. Darla took a few seconds to…

UNFAIR

“You are lucky your father trusts you,” Lyra said when Roberta ended the phone call.  “I doubt it. He is worried about his car. That’s why he called,” Roberta answered…

PROTECTOR

Jimmy was expecting company early one morning when he heard a knock on the door. He wasn’t surprise at all when he answered it to find two policemen standing in…

EVENING

Most people disapproved of Gavin’s and my relationship because he wasn’t good looking, and some said he walked funny, but I couldn’t see it. To them, Gavin was only imperfection,…