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#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, […]

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#BookbedFictory 003: ‘Notes in the Key of Lapis Lazuli’

by Justine C. Tajonera Prompt: The stall at the end of the office CR is actually an entryway to another world. For once in her life, Anna got exactly what she wanted for her twenty-fourth birthday. Months before February 28, Anna had already been wanting to escape. She had made a game of it in her […]

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]