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CHAPTER 21 Rayna had never seen anything like it; spread out before her, and endless body of liquid salt, dense, and majestic. It was a mixed wonder- frivolous ripples kissed the sandbanks & giant waves bellowed in its deep. If she had learned something from nature, it was that it was a mighty yet compassionate [...]

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The Fifth Horseman

Ego The Medical Wards of Hospital Puchong, renowned for its high bed count and soaring admission rates, and bustling atmosphere, it boasted an ego of being the best tertiary care unit in the district. The attitude was ‘come what may’ and ‘to hell or highwater,’ and that was the culture all year round. Everything was [...]

The Fifth Horseman

What Real Power Means Mr Juan Carlos left his quiet hometown in Mindanao for greener pastures 7 years ago and has been in Malaysia since. At 170cm tall, armoured with knowledge, skill and a winning smile, he was instantly hired to man the concierge desk of the Le Meridian. He was never tardy, always polite [...]

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CHAPTER 19 ‘The Guild of the Coin’, found during the early days after what was commonly known as “The Last War’. It’s been said a group unknown met and counselled, thus established a system of trade and trust, governed by an elected few. The club granted perks of safe passage, privileged trades and information. The [...]

The Fifth Horseman

Three Mistakes Ram noticed 3 missed calls from the same number. It was his team leader, Dr Ikram, trying to cover for him before anyone that mattered started questioning his whereabouts. ‘Where are you, man?’ he jumped when Ram finally called back. ‘Sorry bro, I’ll tell you all about it but you gotta do something [...]

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CHAPTER 18 Kim awoke abruptly, her bladder about to burst, her eyes tired, her head in swinging pyrexia. She walked away from the pyre and the others to relieve herself by the bush. It had been burning for days. ‘Damn it,’ she winced through a tough squeeze. ‘Which one gave me this?’ It smelled funky [...]

The Fifth Horseman

Faith, Family, Friend I couldn’t think. Exhausted, emotionally and physically drained from all the crying, my eyelids were literally pruning. Abah was amazing. Ibu as well. They excused us for a lunch break, and the families stayed apart, bunched to their own little corners. Atirah needed her milk. I told Yus, my dear sweet sister, [...]