The Moving Pen | Eva Chow
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Eva Chow

I write about home, family, friends and all the undercurrents of love.
I write about home, family, friends and all the undercurrents of love.
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‘Mum, will I be okay at school tomorrow?’ Georgina asked her mother whilst holding tightly onto her mother’s waist. ‘Oh sweetheart, I …

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Jerry closed the basement door behind him and listened to the clinking of chains on the other side of the door.  He …

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“I lub you too.” A four-year-old James said to his father with a little wave goodbye.  He was excited to meet his …

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My pride, my joy My castle, sanctuary My home   Dust, dirt, cracks Rust, leaks, gaps   Fingers scrubbed, patched and painted …

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“Forty Love.  Match point,” John called out after his tennis partner on the other side of the net failed to return his …

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The sky was dark and the wind was howling.  Julia looked up at her mother hoping that she would see the menace …

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Mary left the coffee shop in Shanghai Pudong airport where she had spent the last hour passing the time.  Her excitement grew …

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Henry listened to the soothing and rhythmic sound of the car tyres thumping on the road. The weather was great.  He had not …

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“The magic lasts only a couple of minutes.  You’ve got to be ready, here it comes.” Dr. Tom Robertson said to himself …

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Life is short.  According to palmistry, a lack of lifeline meant a short life. “Mary, your lifeline is so faint that I …

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School Ghosts

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Three ghosts live in this toilet block.  They were students of this school.  It’s been said that you could see the long …

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I love Christmas because…

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“Gentlemen, please place your bets.”  Marcia announced to her two younger siblings Tom and Peter as she laid out the table for …

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Special Courier

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THUMP! CRASH! A deafening sound broke the silence of another peaceful evening in the cosy home of Miriam.  Miriam woke from her slumber …

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Mutiny

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Peter counted the iPhones in the box at least a dozen times.  He was definitely missing a few.  He returned nervously to …

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Lockdown

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“I miss Samantha.  She was so athletic and good-looking.  She used to bring home rats half her own size, being so petite …

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The Voyage Home

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Sho Sushi was a traditional Japanese restaurant nestled in the main street of a small fishing village west of Japan.  An elderly …

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500 Word – HR guidance

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Ben sat uncomfortably on a lumpy chair in front of Mary, his company’s HR manager. “Ben, you need to tell your trainee …

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Here goes nothing

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There is another test next week.  Mel slumped over her desk feeling the dread.  Then she remembered the rumours that had been …

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A fateful night

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It was a stormy Sunday night.   When the lightning bolts lit up the sky, they revealed an eerie landscape shrouded by …

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Camouflage

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The blue sky was striking.  The fluffy white clouds resembled little bunnies waiting around for their mother.  Tom was nine.  He stopped …

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Stepmother

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SCHOOL The funeral for her mother over the weekend gave Matilda a chance to see her cousin Susan again.  They grew up …

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Cat

When Coward meets Bully

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Mary sinks a ball into the hole on the practice green.  There are 30 minutes before her tee time.  She will be …

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Yum Cha on Sundays

Yum Cha on Sundays

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Ring Ring.  Ring Ring.  The phone shrieks. “Don’t pick up the phone.”  Dad calls out. “Why?” I asked. “It’s grandma.  She is …

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