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SHORT STORY | Bedtime Stories

Lola Donna is more than ninety years old and her three great-grandchildren are fond of her bedtime stories and cookies. One night during quarantine, she tells them a story she had kept inside her for the longest time.

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POEM | Your Instagram

“Your Instagram” is about a persona whose only access to his beloved is her Instagram wall. His is a story all too familiar for those whose affections can only be seen and felt from afar. The only time he feels his love is complete is through experiencing her through the artificiality of photographs and short clips of her.

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SHORT STORY | Black Snakes Are Innocent, the Gold Are Venomous

“Black Snakes Are Innocent, the Gold Are Venomous” is a short story that focuses on the cosmopolitan nature of the world (and lack thereof) as bridged by literature. A quiet George Floyd story, “Black Snakes” examines the racial biases and prejudices that remain to be too familiar for Ricardo, the story’s protagonist, as he soldiers on as a Filipino and as a person in a world filled with people whose words and actions are harsh toward people like him.

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Good Will

Vera wants to earn extra income by selling recyclable materials to the local junk shop. However, witnessing an encounter among a garbage collector and two street children will change her perspective on helping others.

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POEM | Hibik ng Kalikasan: Isang Koleksiyon

Ang Hibik ng Kalikasan: Isang Koleksiyon ay nagtataglay ng mga tula ukol sa pagpapahalaga sa kalikasan at/o kapaligiran. Hinihimok ng tula ang mambabasa na kumilos para sa pangangalaga ng kagubatan at mga isla dahil ito ay ating tirahan at para sa kapakanan ng susunod na henerasyon.

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Pasalubong

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?

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Mouse Trap

One of the wonderful things about this quarantine is that it brought out compassion from people. We see ourselves in other living things more often than we used. We became more understanding and forgiving.

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