Kyaw Thu Ra: A 60 word story

A monument that stood to house neighbourhood kids

Motorcycles and bicycles piled up

In line to play soccer

Curiosity.

He grabbed my notebook and began to draw

Our only form of communication.

Birds flying and fish swimming

Above and beyond the boats of Inle

Thanaka gleamed on his cheeks

He held up his fingers to show his age

Ten.

 

Lena: A 50 word story

A shift from the corporate world

To trailing spouse

Opened her eyes to new ways of being

I no longer aspire to have that big career.

Her life at a crossroads

The creation of new community in each location

I think ‘coming home’ was the toughest transition of all.