The Sink – Synopsis

This is a Khmer New Year inspired creative writing project.

Bob arrived in Cambodia for one of its biggest national celebration, the Khmer New Year. He saw what the city had to offer and went to its Bon Phum. On the third day, he decided to take a boat trip up to Siem Reap to spend time in Angkor Songkran. The boat is halfway there, and Bob had so far enjoyed the trip. The sight, the wind, the fish, the people, they’re just incredible. Suddenly the floor tilted left and right and before he knew it, the boat was starting to sink. Bob passed out and woke up in a strange bed. He’s somehow breathing underwater and his pair of legs are replaced by fish tails. “He’s awake,” someone called out from outside of his room.

During my KNY, I went on a free boat ride and I also read about the Sinking of MV Sewol, a South Korean ferry. That’s what inspired this story.

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