About ten or eleven years ago, I wrote a story and entered it into SL magazine's short story competition. To my surprise, it came third. The judge was none other than Mr. JM Coetzee. A tough critic, conservative with his praise and a man of few but well-chosen words, his only comment about this story was that it was "told with some poignancy".

Anyway, an old pal, a great support and the author of far more famous blog than mine suggested I put the story in my own blog. Actually, it's hidden in the writing section of this site, but for your convenience, the story is right here

Thank you Cindy.