The Truth is Out There

A few months ago, I was cleaning out my closet when I happened to come across a short story called "Abduction" that I wrote when I was in junior high school. At the time I wrote the story, I was a big fan of a science fiction TV show called The X-Files, which influenced and … Continue reading The Truth is Out There

The Bún Riêu Chronicles – Part 3

Carter got home around 3pm and sat down on the couch. He felt as if he was in a food coma because he stuffed his face with so much food. He sat in a state of torpor for almost ten minutes reminiscing about today’s lunch. He had such a blast today exchanging old stories and … Continue reading The Bún Riêu Chronicles – Part 3

The Bún Riêu Chronicles – Part 2

It was a warm, sunny Friday with no clouds in sight. Carter pulled up to the restaurant a few minutes before 12pm. He got a text message from Ted on his way to the restaurant but didn’t have a chance to read it until he parked his car. Ted had arrived early and grabbed a … Continue reading The Bún Riêu Chronicles – Part 2

Automatic for the People

Effectively immediately, Trung Chatter will replace the manual transmission that powers its blog with an automatic transmission system. There's a debate among bloggers about the relevance of manual transmissions in the world. Some enthusiasts argue that manual transmissions are more fun and give people the most control, but this group has been shrinking rapidly as … Continue reading Automatic for the People

The Bún Riêu Chronicles – Part 1

Carter Nash sat up straight in his bed. He rubbed his eyes, then glanced at the clock on his nightstand. It was 4:30 a.m. Too early, he thought to himself. He had trouble falling asleep last night, but probably drifted off around 1:00 a.m., which meant he got only a few hours of sleep. The … Continue reading The Bún Riêu Chronicles – Part 1


I took the following picture of a shirt at a cat cafe called Cat & Craft this morning. One of the baristas was wearing the shirt, which I thought was cute and interesting, so I asked the barista if I could take a picture of it. A male cat that's an avocado? The word "avogato" … Continue reading Avogato

I Hope We Can Meet Again

Last month, I read a Japanese novel called 今度君と逢えたら. The title translates roughly into I Hope We Can Meet Again. It took me a month to read the book because I didn't know how to read many of the kanji and had to search for words I didn't know, but I managed to do it … Continue reading I Hope We Can Meet Again

Forgotten Words – Part 3

Escape Still reeling from what was happening, Walter stood there in stunned silence. Was this a bad dream? No matter how many times he pressed the button to activate the jump back in time, nothing happened. He quickly inspected the right time bracelet and noticed some superficial damage to it. It must have happened when … Continue reading Forgotten Words – Part 3

Forgotten Words – Part 2

The Hunt The five male Neanderthals had been walking for nearly twenty five minutes. Each member continuously scanned the forest as they walked side by side. It was if their senses were on high alert and they were keeping constant vigil of their surroundings for any potential threats. Other than an occasional grumble, the group … Continue reading Forgotten Words – Part 2