A full list of my articles and essays on Medium

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Self:

5 Tips on Self-Healing During Tumultuous Times, The Ascent, November 2020

Make Writing Your Therapy, Write Like a Girl, November 2020

How I Began To Breathe Again, In Fitness And In Health, October 2020

A Guide to Self-Care, In Fitness And In Health, August 2020

TV and Movies:

Love is a Many Splendored…


I’m struggling to write and that is normal.

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All my life, writing has been my therapy. Then came the triple whammy of 2020: the pandemic, divorce, and my dad’s illness.

Some days, I can’t write. Not poetry, not fiction, not an essay.

The feelings swirl inside me like fragments of fruit in a blender not yet ready to…


ANIMAL ADVOCACY

Their actions tell you in crystal clear terms how they really feel about you

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It has been known now for some time that cats have deep emotional lives and are capable of great love and affection for their humans.

We frequently read about it in news stories, the most recent of which is the Malaysian cat Nana who still visits her human’s grave every…


INTERVIEW

Award-winning editor and writer Geneve Flynn led the way in bringing Asian women’s horror fiction to the forefront and she won a Stoker for it.

Geneve Flynn is an award-winning speculative fiction editor and author. She has two psychology degrees and only uses them for nefarious purposes. Her short stories have been published all across the globe and she co-edited the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women with Lee Murray.

Interstellar…


Interview

Christina Sng talks to American editor and writer Jason Erik Lundberg about living and working in Singapore and how his stories have changed since he moved to Southeast Asia


INTERVIEW

The art of crossing genres and creating art that reflects truth

Christina Sng speaks to the award-winning filmmaker and poet Jamal Hodge about his incredible film Mourning Meal and how it was born from a poem.

Credit: Jamal Hodge

The film imitates life and now life imitates film.

— Jamal Hodge

JAMAL HODGE is a multi-award-winning filmmaker and writer who is a sitting Board…


INTERVIEW

An interview with Bryan Thao Worra, Lao Minnesotan Poet Laureate and President of the Science Fiction Poetry Association

Cover Painting by Sisvanh Phouthavong-Houghton

Bryan Thao Worra is the Lao Minnesotan Poet Laureate and the author of 10+ books. He holds over 20 national and international awards for his writing and community leadership. He is the President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association and a professional member of the Horror Writers Association…


POETRY

A poem for my father written the night before his funeral

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After he died,
My father told me,

Don’t look for me
In my bones and ashes,

I am not there.
I am now free —

I am pure energy
Released into the world

After years of captivity
In a body that consumed me.

See, I am here
With my sister and my mother

And we are strong and happy,
Free from bodies that chained us.

Here we are, always close to you,
Written in your code, your DNA,

Wired to be forever with you
Because of love,

A universal tie that binds us
Together for always.

~~

Note: My father died at 11.08pm +0800 GMT on 24th February 2021. He was 86. Goodbye, Dad. I will miss you forever.

~~


Interview

An interview with Lee Murray, multiple award-winning author of Grotesque: Monster Stories

Credit: Lee Murray

Lee Murray is a multi-award-winning author-editor from Aotearoa-New Zealand. Her unique perspective as a Chinese New Zealander has been instrumental in the success of her writing, from her military thrillers to supernatural crime noirs, culminating in her first collection Grotesque: Monster Stories and the birth of Black Cranes: Tales of…


TV and FILM

Or is it?

“The sun always shines on TV.” ~a-ha

Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) with Angel (David Boreanaz) and Spike (James Marsters). Credit: Warner Bros.

Once upon a time, I thought so many of the relationships I watched on TV and in the movies were perfect, so romantic, so ideal. Now, I realize I was painfully wrong about most of them.

Poisonous, toxic relationships on film and television…

Christina Sng

Poet, artist, essayist, animal activist, mama | Author of Bram Stoker Award winner A Collection of Nightmares | christinasng.com

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