Short Stories 短篇小说


SHORT STORIES   短 篇 小 说



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H e a v e n


“It happened abruptly. From one second to the next, my time was up. One of the machines tolled my knell: 
Ding . . . ding . . . ding . . .” 


After lying comatose in a poorly defined state for eight years, prominent pro-life activist Rev. Kelvin Lee (II) was finally dragged to featureless Heaven by the icy cold hand of Archangel Michael. Rev. Lee's first day of Eternal Life was long and unsettling. From officious Gabriel who behaved more like an English butler than a Jewish angel, he learnt that Jesus had relocated to Hell, where His soul-saving talents are most needed, and Heaven was shared exclusively by dead good Christians and Muslims only.  





天 堂

「一秒鐘前我還昏迷得相當穩定,充分滿足了「生命」在法律上的定義。一秒鐘後就不成了。身旁的一座儀器,像敲喪鐘,又像道士打齋,很執著地響著:叮叮,叮叮, 叮叮 。 。 。人來啊,人來啊!」

大昏迷八年多後,反打胎反安樂死的活躍宗教人士李奉獻終於被冷冰冰的天使長米高拖上天堂了。身為牧師的李奉獻,現在才想到聖經從未提及見到上帝應該握手,鞠躬,還是伏地跪拜。永生的第一天感覺很長,心裡很不踏實。接待的天使長加百利裝腔作勢,像個英國紳士管家多過猶太天使。從他口中,李奉獻得悉上帝獨子耶穌認為天堂枯燥,對他拯救靈魂的天分也沒有需求,已經移居地獄。更令他不安的,是天堂原來只容納過了身的基督徒和回教徒。




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M i d l i f e  T r i a d


As Dragon Arm Ah Wah enters Dorm L1 of the Tong Fuk Correctional Institution, one could tell from his unhurried gait that he had walked into more troubling situations before. But time had changed everything, including the underworld. Young thugs nowadays take virtual blood-oaths by drawing a red line across the palm to avoid unnecessary pain, and the prospect of bird flu. Triad membership is purely profit-driven. Loyalty is transferrable, dictated by risk and return. Ah Wah can’t help feeling anachronistic as he reminisces about the romantic horrors, injustice, and glories in his gangland of the past.






蠱惑仔的中年危機
(一個香港的監獄故事)

想當年曾經打遍尖沙嘴,江湖上人稱 「尖嘴四小龍」 之一的阿華走進久別了的監倉時,心情有如一個幾十年第一次回家的的遊子,目光流露著複雜的感情,在陌生了的環境中找尋熟識的過去。

時間在不斷改變和侵蝕一切,連社會最幽暗的角落也不放過。今天的年輕黑幫用紅氈筆畫手掌代替歃血為盟,拿餐刀破雞蛋取代斬雞頭發誓。對他們來說,為利益出賣兄弟只不過商業行為,無需大驚小怪。阿華這傳統古惑仔除了搖頭嗟嘆世風日下,還可以如何面對改變呢?

蠱惑仔的中年危機 「鏈接」:




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A story based on the St. Stephen's College massacre in Hong Kong. 

In 1941, St. Stephen's College had been turned into a field hospital for British and Indian soldiers. On early morning Christmas Day, military nurse Eleanor Thomson and her roommate couldn't sleep. They nervously listened to the school bell tolling erratically by a freakish wind. Before dawn, it stopped. Like a nightmare coalesced into reality, Japanese soldiers precipitated out of darkness, smelling like alcohol...







C o m f o r t  W o m a n  E l e a n o r 

As published by the Asia Literary Review Summer 2015: 






1941 年,香港赤柱聖士提反學校是英軍臨時醫院。聖誕前夕晚上的風很大,很亂,一直刮到深夜。校園的大銅鐘被吹得間中乍響。艾蓮娜和同房瑪嘉烈姑娘都未能入睡。瑪嘉烈說這風很邪。天亮前,噩夢終於凝聚,像沈澱物般由濃密的黑暗中冒出,破滅了幻覺似的最後一點希望。

鏈接http://guo-du.blogspot.hk/2014/02/blog-post.html




慰安婦艾蓮娜 刊登于2014年3月号香港作家

一個可能令人不安的歷史故事,不一定純屬虛構。。。




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T h e  J u s t i c e  o f  S i n

A prosecutor, journalist, and a legislator conspired to defend Hong Kong's "core values" over a glass of warm beer. 

http://guo-du.blogspot.hk/2014/04/the-justice-of-sin.html

冼 蛇 的 公 義

這個純屬虛構的短篇小說,和香港的今天的現實同樣虛幻:一名檢控官,一個立法會議員,和一個記者,各懷鬼胎,摸著酒杯,捍衛香港的 “核心價值”。




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B e t w e e n   L i v e s

Chiu's wife is giving birth to their first baby, 
while his mother is dying at the same time, in the same hospital

A speechless farewell
fragments of regrets, shivers of memories, the dust of life 

forever lost, to the flurry of time
A new life
bursting forth courage, hope, love
In space time they meet, compete, tussle
ripping the heart, into pieces

http://guo-du.blogspot.hk/2014/10/between-lives.html



生 死 之 間

他正準備第一次做爸爸!
當太太臨盆之際,他的媽媽在同一家醫院內臨危

習慣了多年的愛,早已變得平凡,甚至令人煩厭
永別在即,遺忘了的歲月被赤裸裸地翻了出來
無法填補的懊悔,注定永成追憶


另一個生命的開始,卻充滿了勇氣,活力,希望
生命的始末在同一時空碰撞,抵消,摩擦,角力
當避無可避的時候,愛的真貌究竟是美?是醜?

 
http://guo-du.blogspot.hk/2014/10/blog-post_23.html



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香江山賊

話說 伶仃洋外有小島香江,遠看似仙山,近看像沙灘。島上住了六七百人,打魚摸蜆為生,也算安居樂業,戶戶炊煙。島民捕來海鮮,自吃不下,拿來炒炒賣賣與經過的夷船商販,日子逐漸富裕。唯富不過三代乃不易真理,靈驗如同魔咒,十中難一幸免。三代下來,不少香江伙子變得渾身妖氣,頭腦恍惚,口臭異常。。。




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Gollum will soon be discharged from jail
Thirteen years had passed slowly. Some days had felt like eternity. 
Life is hard, but starting a new life is much harder.

The sun will be up soon. Will Demon survive?




Gollum's Demon

as anthologised 
in "this is how you walk on the moon" 
by Ethos Books, Singapore 
 
https://www.ethosbooks.com.sg/products/this-is-how-you-walk-on-the-moon




咕 嚕 的 心 魔



十三年的牢獄生涯快將過去。雖則度日如年,回頭看也不過眨眼之間。
再過五個星期,咕嚕便可以恢復自由,重新做人。
他現在才發覺,做人難,重新做人更難。
太陽出來之後,心魔還有活下去的空間嗎?




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D r e a m s  o f  U t o p i a

Cupid Wong is the epitome of success in his own opinion. He’s handsome and athletic; his law practice is lucrative, and his wife an anorexic beauty a good inch and a half taller than himself, making up for his vertical shortfall. He’s even a living miracle in his congregation. With the exception of his dysfunctional sex life, the voids in his life have been filled with jubilant denial, or delegated to God. This ultra-private mortification finally ended when Mei appeared. Unexpectedly, their obsessively erotic affair ignited his political passion, leading him down a path of revolution.

(Warning: Adult content. Children might find it unsuitable in any case.) 




夢 遺 烏 托 邦

金雲傑律師除了高度稍遜,算得上是個現代都市的成功典範。他有錢有臉,老婆漂亮威風,比自己高出了整整一英吋半。但有型無實的生活,令他心靈空虛。不過他左閃右避,拒絕面對,總算保住了幸福快樂的形象。可惜性生活上的缺憾很難躲避,而床上的屈辱是難言之隱,無從申說。直到夢嬌的出現,一切才改變過來。想不到這段夢幻式的香艷愛情,竟然引爆了金雲傑的革命激情。

(敬告:內含成人片段,兒童這故事會打盹兼發惡夢

 

鏈接: http://guo-du.blogspot.hk/2016/11/blog-post.html

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*** FLASH  FICTION   闪灵短篇 微型小说 ***


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Democracy Debate and Chinaman's House

Now, what has democracy got to do with the Chinaman's House?!
民主,究竟跟中國佬的豪宅有啥關係呢?

鏈接: http://guo-du.blogspot.hk/2012/11/blog-post.html
  


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A P O L O G I E S


Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister discuss the need to apologise for war crimes. 


道歉

總統先生和首相先生談論有關屠殺的道歉問題



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 L u c k y  H o n g  K o n g  B i r d s

A few urban pigeons having a lunchtime conversation, feeling sorry for wild birds who reportedly swallow life fish for meals!


幸 福 的 港 鳥

幾隻幸福的港鳥圍著垃圾桶午膳,想到北方的野鳥經常生吃鮮魚,感到十分嘔心




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End of the World 2012: 

There must be a reason why so many are afraid to die, yet rapturous about the Big Ending. . .

Link:http://guo-du.blogspot.hk/2012/12/end-of-world-2012.html
  

世 界 末 日  2 0 1 2

為什麼那麼多人都怕死怕得要死,卻暗中期望世界末日呢?





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