Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Size-Twelve Boots

Have mercy on the younger generation. Yes, Mamma. I remember those words you said in a letter. One hot afternoon here in IV Corps in the Mekong Delta, I stood watching the Viet Cong prisoners sitting in rows under the sun and none in the shade. Sitting on their haunches, blindfolded with a swathe of cloth over their eyes. Their shirts were torn, their black shorts soiled, their legs skinny. Most of them looked no older than seventeen, like those faces in junior high schools back home. [VietNow National Magazine, 2015]

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Finalist of The William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing

KHANH HA's novella,“Mrs. Rossi’s Dream” from his new novel “In The U Minh Forest” (presently with his agent) is the finalist of The William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing novella category. An excerpt of the novella will be published early next year in The Double Dealer, the annual literary journal of the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society.

This novella was sought after earlier this year by Amazon Kindle Singles, its New York-based editors having expressed enthusiasm in launching it as a Kindle Singles.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Silence of Knowing

"The year she turned seventeen Kim Ly met Annabella, a classmate of mixed racial parentage. She had brown skin and fuzzy black hair from her African American blood. Though her mother was Vietnamese, Annabella’s face had no Asian features. Her broad shoulders were particularly brawny when she wore a close-fitting shirt, and she loved tight shirts. She was taller than most girls in the class. In skirts with knee-high white stockings, her long legs loped in happy strides." [The Silence of Knowing, TAYO, Issue 5, 2015]