Stories

Ang Kusinera

Ang Kusinera

“Sabel?” sabi nung duktor.
“Hmm?”
“Sabel, alam mo ba kung nasan ka?”
“Opo,” tugon ni Isabel.
“Nasa ospital po.”
“Mabuti naman kung ganon. Natatandaan mo ba ang mga nangyari?”

Napakunot ng noo si Isabel.

“Hindi po lahat… may natatandaan po akong malakas na pagsabog?” More

Hindi Bilog ang Mundo

Hindi Bilog ang Mundo

Papauwi ka na sa inyo ng ika’y namatay. Aksidente. Di man ito naging mabigat na balita, malagim pa rin gayunman. Iniwan mo ang iyong may-bahay at ang dalawa mong anak. Dead on the spot ka kaya walang kasakit sakit ang mga naganap. Ginawa naman lahat ng mga rumesponde ang kanilang makakaya ngunit sila’y nabigo. Sobrang nagkalasog-lasog ang iyong katawan kaya sa totoo lang, mas maigi pa ngang namatay ka na lang.

At yan ang panimula ng ating pagtatagpo. More

The Swamp Lotus

The Swamp Lotus

Once upon a time, there was this beautiful lotus who lived in a dark and murky swamp. She embodied beauty and grace and glowed brightly under the moonlit marsh amidst all the other creatures that lived in it. Everything across the putrid wetlands showed death and decay whilst she alone epitomized life and hope despite the woes and hardships of her predicament. She was a princess caged in oblivion left to wilt for eternity. Little did she know… More

The Parable of the Vain Princess

The Parable of the Vain Princess

“Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” was the daily word of mouth this certain damsel who lived in a faraway land. Why if only the mirror could talk, it would exclaim some other name instead annoyed from the years of hearing such query. But it was the only phrase she knew how to utter. Not that she couldn’t speak at all, but those words were all that came out of her mouth. And she had spoken it so often that the townsfolk around her who have grown so accustomed to hearing it, they have fallen on deaf ears. More

Of Smartphones and Men: A Mythological Methodology

Of Smartphones and Men: A Mythological Methodology

Far far away, in a land called Communicatoria, there lived the Mailorites. The Mailorites were a proud race of demigods. They were ultimately governed by their almighty king, Mercury. They were in charge of the different tongues that the whole world spoke. At one end, they bridged gaps between countries and allowed for trade and commerce; hence they were blessed and in turn, flourished. And at one end, they kindled wars, upon pushing ill spoken malice into the thoughts of evil men. They brought balance between the different nations. And for thousands of years, they did so. And they saw that it was good. It was great indeed. More