Hell Money


Short-story that blends East and West paradigms nicely.

The Tan Sri’s family name was Teh, and his generation name was Chung, and his given name was Onn.

His generation name was the fifth and final in a five-part generation poem. Read backwards through time, the poem said: “From China a man with vision comes.”

By the last year of the war, Onn did not have much money. He did not feel like a visionary. He knew what he had actually: he had a practical kind of cunning, and a belly full of appetites, and he had a great many uncles involved in a great many businesses.