Anak SastraA short story of mine set in Bali has just been published and made available online in Issue 13 of Anak Sastra Magazine, a literary magazine dedicated to publishing works by Southeast Asian writers or writers who set their work in this region.

I enjoy reading this online magazine with stories, poems, and essays set in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Viet Nam, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. Each issue is a virtual plane ticket to a corner of the world I love visiting.

Bali rice paddiesMy story follows an Italian woman, Giovanna, who is traveling to Indonesia from Bologna. Twice before, Giovanna has been forced to cancel her dream trip to Bali. Years later, she refuses to change her plans for the third time, despite the consequences.

You can read Balinese Traditions online here (pp 24-35), and see all the other stories and essays that can transport you around Southeast Asia.

To read my other published short stories, available online, click here.