The Greedy Fisherman; a Malay folk tale re-imagined

This story is published here to point to their existence and add another version to the few already in circulation.  It is re-imagined and rewritten folklore, first shared during the launch of Bookish Charms: A Folk Tale Collection; a for-charity collaboration between Heartwrite Co. and Enya Bijoux.  For their creativity, twists and deficits, we ask your kind indulgence

 

There was a poor fisherman who lived in an unnamed village.  He usually fished near Pulau Jong Batu.  If you knew your folktales, you’d realise that this is the sunken ship of Nakhoda Manis, the man who was cursed to stone by his mother.

Back to the fisherman, who we shall call Si Perawai.  One morning, the fisherman rowed his small boat to his usual fishing spot.

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The Magic Crystal; a Malay folk tale re-imagined

This story is published here to point to their existence and add another version to the few already in circulation.  It is re-imagined and rewritten folklore, first shared during the launch of Bookish Charms: A Folk Tale Collection; a for-charity collaboration between Heartwrite Co. and Enya Bijoux.  For their creativity, twists and deficits, we ask your kind indulgence.

 

This story starts when a young Emperor from China was told the tale of orbs which had celestial powers located somewhere in the South Seas.  Soon after, the Emperor began having dreams.  In these dreams, he was young and powerful, loved by his people.  At first.  Then he grew old, sick and mad.  His people suffered, and instead of love, he felt a great chasm.  Every night he dreamed recurred, and every morning he felt older and more desperate.  It was more than he could bear to be hated, and so the seed was planted in him to remain young.  For that, he needed a magic crystal.

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Telling stories… through jewellery!

We’ve been hush hush these past few months and now the cats are slowly making their ways out of the bag of collabs!  Love, love, LOVE collabs – for the way it lets us see what else is cooking in the world and taste life’s other flavours.

Before I babble on, I’m so pleased and happy to say that one of our collaborations is with local boss lady, Yusrina, from ENYA BIJOUX!  We’ve called it Bookish Charms a story-inspired and for-charity jewellery line.

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