Musika’y Muling Narinig

The title literally means “Music Has Been Heard Again.” This piece is a Filipino translation and longer version of the slice-of-life story, Nanay Hears the Band Again, published in Flash Fiction Magazine on January 18, 2019. Ang mabangong amoy ng kumukulong tsokolate at ang mahinang pag-uusap ng mga magulang ko mula sa kusina ang gumising…

Karma Is a Douche: A Ghostly Pale Excerpt

He’d already mastered the art of ignoring ghosts, especially persistent ones. He’d stopped caring about them. Until a year ago, they’d been like helpless humans to him, appearing anywhere he’d gone and seeking his help. He’d been more than a medium, going through any length to address their personal concerns. He’d been like a trustworthy…

Rosé: A Pinkish Excerpt

He walked toward Tyro and took the dress from him. “Guess I left the door open again. For someone who’s keeping this great secret …” He sat down on the side of the bed. “I heard Tan called Maddie Rosé when he first met her. The only living thing allowed to come in here was…

14 Truths about Writing Short Fiction

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Writing short fiction is never easy. Getting the first short story you've ever written published is really hard. Here in this article, I've listed, based on my personal experience, the things you need to know or expect right after you've finished writing a story. 1. Right after you've finished writing a story, you are excited…