100 short stories:: story 86

story: Sail

author: Tash Aw

year: 2011

where: taxi, Al Falah Street

note: long short story, set in Hong Kong by my favorite Malaysian writer

a line: “She knew it sounded stupid but she loved the feeling of being between places, of being nowhere. It made her feel she could go anywhere; anytime she wanted, on her own. She would never be pinned down; she would always be her own woman, never dependent on anyone.”

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