Fiction written as if it’s real.
It is almost midnight, and I was woken up with the odd chilly temperature here in Cincinnati.* This has been the coldest temperature I have been into. My phone’s weather app dictated its -2 degrees Celsius. I looked through the window, and it was raining. First time. “That’s snow!” I gasped. I realized I am seeing […]More
‘Ingat.’ Yan ang automatic kong sinasabi, sabay tapik sa balikat mo sa tuwing uwian. Ngunit di ka tumango sabay talikod para umakyat sa footbridge patawid sa kalsada pauwi sa inyo. Ngayon ay natigilan ka. Lagi naman kitang sinasabihan nun sa tuwing uuwi at maghihiwalay tayo sa footbridge na ito. Nagulat ako dahil sinasalubong mo ang […]More
I always wanted to be the best. As you walked down the aisle, where I was waiting, every step you make closer to the altar reminded me of how our friendship blossomed. Years ago, when I was still nursing a broken heart and crying my heart out to you, you would always tell me that I […]More
“We have safely arrived at Changi Airport. Enjoy your stay!” That was the pilot announcing the plane’s arrival. It was raining outside. I looked at my ticket and passport at hand: FLIGHT 5J 803 Thursday, June 10, 2010 Boarding Time: 7:30 PM I was half-hearted to stand and alight from the plane for reasons incomprehensible. […]More
“Bee—beeeeep!” Busina ng sasakyan ang pumukaw sa akin. Sabay takip sa aking mga mata dahil sa pagkasilaw sa liwanag. Hindi ko namalayan na malayu-layo na ang nalalakad ko. Inaalala ko kung paano ka nagpaalam sa akin kanina, “Aalis na ako.” Bigla mong pinutol ang tawanan natin habang kumakain tayo sa paborito mong carinderia malapit sa […]More