The writer Keywords: Brunei, contemporary literature, short story, Mussidi Literary work of the Bruneian writer Mussidi (real name - Haji Morshidi bin Haji Marsal, born in 1955 in Brunei/Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam) falls at the end of the XX-beginning of the XXI centuries. After completing his secondary education in his homeland in 1974-1977, he continued his studies in the UK with a degree in art and design in education and received a corresponding diploma. Ten years later, in the UK, he completed a one-year course in electronic graphics. However, from a young age, Mussidi was drawn to writing. He began publishing in the then-only Brunei magazine Bahana, as well as in Malaysian and Singapore publications. It is no coincidence that Mussidi's first stories revealed his own style, reflecting his art history education and skills in electronic graphics. In his miniature humorous and satirical stories, characters are often animated in nature, their manifestations in actions and feelings are exaggerated, events are accelerated to fit into a few lines of a short story1. Mussidi is now retired, but still works as a design consultant for radio and television in Brunei. He continues to write short stories, describing himself with his usual humor as "the son of a Brunei frog"2. His humorous literary miniatures grotesquely reflect the contradictory world of people with their problems and sorrows. Below is an abridged summary of several of his short stories. "Chaos"3. Mussidi tells readers about the incident at the vegetable market. A curly-haired customer is outraged by the high price of spinach. The old merchant shouts and swears. Curly doesn't get involved in swearing. The noise attracts the attention of the entire market. A crowd of onlookers gathers. The merchant is fuming, expressing long-accumulated discontent: the house burned down, did not receive help, rice was washed away by the flood, its remains were gnawed by mice, vegetables do not give income, fertili ... Read more

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