Category: Fictory

#BookbedFictory 007: ‘Makita Kang Muli’

by Christine May Romias Prompt: Panaginip lang pala ang lahat. Kasabay nang malakas na pagkulog at pagkidlat ay ang katotohanang malapit na akong mamaalam sa mundo. Takot na takot ako habang nakakuyom ang aking kamay sa aking dibdib, nagtatago sa ilalim ng lamesa. Kumakalabog ang aking puso sa sobrang tensyon sa paligid. Paano ako aalis […]

#BookbedFictory 006: ‘Eat Now or Never’

by Irish Fleur Prompt: Your family’s carinderia has had no competitors since the beginning until one day, a new one pops up right across your place. I looked at the canteen entrance and glanced at my watch. My friend and workmate Pamela had been chatting with me for the past thirty minutes but I wasn’t […]

#BookbedFictory 005: ‘Speak, Ma’

by Karl Mabutas Prompt: You suddenly wake up one day with the ability to hear everyone’s thoughts. “The rise of a seemingly mystifying epidemic is causing a great uproar across countries alike. This new disease, as described from multiple unverified sources, is currently being pointed at some new bacteria: The brain contracts an undetectable infection from […]

#BookbedFictory 004: ‘Black Love’

by Mayumi Cruz Prompt: Your (significant other) is rumored to be an engkanto. The brilliant red, odd-looking shape was what my eyes caught first. With each movement, it stretched out gracefully, much like a yawning mouth. And then, just as slowly, I watched it deflate like a balloon, going back to its original form. I frowned, […]

#BookbedFictory 002: ‘Di & Rency’s Makeup Emergency’

by H. Bentham Prompt: “You don’t have to do this.” “I want to.” “Then at least let me buy you a proper Sailormoon costume.” Di, call me on this number. –Rency I had an irrational fear of calling unknown numbers, but I immediately hit ‘Call’ the moment I read the message was signed “-Rency”. Lorenzo, my […]

#BookbedFictory 001: ‘The Mark of the Duwende’

by Anne Plaza Prompt: Your sibling comes home with the mark of the duwende on their neck after disappearing for a day According to an old legend, a young girl of fifteen went to the market to buy fish, meat and vegetables for the family meal. But the fishermen did not have an abundant catch that […]

Call For Submissions: Fictory: A Bookbed Fic Fest

Welcome to Fictory, Bookbed‘s first fic fest! Fictory was first born out of Bookbed‘s Storyteller in Chief’s fanfic-riddled brain and the Head Cheer Reader’s boundless enthusiasm for anything new and exciting. Eventually, Fictory was transformed into a project that encourages the members of our community to challenge themselves and write original short stories based on […]