Marcus Tan’s writing has been shortlisted for the 2021 Exeter Story Prize and 2021 Masters Review Short Story Award, anthologized in Best Small Fictions 2021 and Unhomed (Ethos Books), and published in Prime Number Magazine, No Contact Magazine, and elsewhere. He is from Singapore and currently resides in Hong Kong.
“In the first house, a bungalow on Victoria Peak, Rosa sleeps on top of two washing machines. When the wash cycles sync on rinse & spin, the laundry room shakes and sends vibrations through her body. She pretends she is back home in Manila, sinking into her mother’s favorite massage chair.”
“Homes are not eternal safe harbours to which we are entitled to return. I have been lucky and Mui has not.”