What really is pasalubong? Is it the goods the balikbayan boxes are packed with? Or is it the gift that your love ones have come home after a long time away?
Stories submitted for the Call for Submission to a theme of Love in the Time of CoVid-19
Continue Reading SHORT STORY | Pasalubong
"Mom...," I called to her, looking at her unmoving body. “Mom, come on, don’t do this to me. Help!” I screamed at the top of my lungs, hoping someone could hear. "Somebody help us... my mom... please help!" I ran out of the room and screamed for help down the…
Continue Reading SHORT STORY | Drowning in Empty Spaces
We express love in our unique ways. During these uncertain times, we feel the urge to show how we care. One can go grand and pull out all the stops. Or they can be in a simple ways, after all, it's just eggs.
Continue Reading SHORT STORY | It’s Just Eggs
Everything looked like a nightmare amid reality. The pandemic disease—COVID-19, the unseen enemy who could attack ruthlessly on anyone, was frightening. Death was waving like a friendly evil that would hit anyone in no time. It was frustrating because no matter how hard I tried to be brave, the fear…
Continue Reading SHORT STORY | Two Sides of a Door
Love comes unexpectedly. Is persistence enough?
Continue Reading SHORT STORY | Love in the Time of CoVid-19
A chill ran through Luisa’s spine. Multiple screeches were ringing in her ears, but she was the only one that could hear them. At the end of her 36-hour shift in the ER, her vision was blurry and her head was throbbing uncontrollably. Her medication had worked for a while,…
Continue Reading SHORT STORY | The Last Voice
Written by Earl Carlo Guevarra || Love in the Time of CoVid-19 || Many postponed their plans because of the pandemic. Quarantine and distance will not stop love from surviving and thriving.
Continue Reading SHORT STORY | Five Time Zones Away
During a pandemic, how could you show someone you truly care? Would differing opinion and approach cause a divide or better understanding and compassion?
Continue Reading SHORT STORY | Masked Affection
Written by Kiera Viresse || Love in the Time of CoVid-19 || Teaching is a lifelong devotion, sometimes neglecting their personal lives. Will this quarantine bring a change more than a time for oneself?
Continue Reading SHORT STORY | Can Teachers Finally Be in Love in this Time of CoVid-19?