The Gardener – Jocelyn Watson

Never in a sari.  On Sundays she’d always change first.  Back from mass, she’d unwind the six yards of silk or chiffon, replacing it with her baggy black cotton tracksuit and her brown pumps.  Even in those unflattering clothes, her black eyes and quiet grace shone through.  Read more of The Gardener by Jocelyn Watson, The Asian Writer Short Story Prize 2013 Winner

On Being Mary – Sulaxana Hippisley

The Asian Writer Short Story Competition – Runner Up Angela O’ Connor was the Virgin Mary. Everyone knew it was true. Something about the neon scrunchie with black dots that held up her hair. And her lips. You only saw lips like that in my sister’s magazines. Bliss or Mizz. Those ones where they told you …