- About the Author
The Muse and Other Stories is a collection of dark stories from the author of Not A Monster and Without Anchovies.
An elderly editor discovers the secret of an author and his muse, and tries to save him from the curse of a vengeful spirit.
The Afterlife is in great trouble, and a young man is enlisted by a high-ranking demon to save it.
A deceased murderer is offered the salvation of his soul, but only if he is willing to commit another murder.
After an encounter with a long-lost childhood friend, a young woman discovers the horrific truth about her father.
A young man is tormented by his unborn child.
These unsettling stories confronts not only the supernatural elements that surround us, but the darkness of our hearts. The scariest part is often the consequences of the choices made by ordinary persons like us.
Chua Kok Yee's debut novel Not A Monster won the 2nd Fixi Novo Malaysian Novel contest. He started writing about fifteen years ago, and his short stories have been published in various anthologies and periodicals including Best Of Malaysian Short Fiction in English 2010-2020 (Malaysia Writers Society, 2022), Ronggeng-ronggeng: Malaysia Short Stories (Maya Press 2019), Remang (Terrerbooks, 2017) Little Basket: 2016 (Fixi, 2016), KL Noir Blue (Fixi, 2014), Black and White and Other New Short Stories from Malaysia (CCCPress, 2012), Selangor Times, and Esquire Malaysia. He co-authored News From Home with Shih-li Kow and Rumaizah Abu Bakar in 2007, and his own collection of short stories, Without Anchovies, was published in 2010. Three of his stories from Without Anchovies are currently required reading for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia English Literature paper. Follow him on Twitter @ chuakoky33.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 208
Year Published: 2023