Poetry Submission: ‘Akmang Kagitingan’

by Paul Raymond Jimenez Kung mayroon mang natatanging tatak na Pilipino,ito’y ang ating angking tapang at talino. Ngunit minsa’y dapat din nating isipinNa huwag magpadala sa udyok ng damdamin. Sa mga nabasa’t narinig kong mga kwento—sa kasaysayan at hindi sa barbero,Ang poot at galit ay walang magandang naidudulot;ang marangal na layuni’y kadalasa’y nauudlot. Malaking bagay angContinue reading “Poetry Submission: ‘Akmang Kagitingan’”

Story Submission: ‘Idyllic Clouds’

Story and art by Paul Raymond Jimenez Death crept in the cramped space where we hid for days. The air reeked of sadness. I stared at the only access for relief, an aperture cracked open by shrapnel during the last barrage. A gentle pacific wind seeped in, its tail uncovering a majestic masterpiece—the sky’s wispy andContinue reading “Story Submission: ‘Idyllic Clouds’”

Story Submission: ‘A Couple of Wednesdays’

by Dominique Gonzaga-Sulatra Chynna never forgets a face—well, no one forgets the face of their first love, anyway. And so as soon as she sees the guy wearing that unmistakable blue beanie stepping inside the book café, she almost drops her book.  Omo, is that Jaehyun? Chynna sits up. Squints her eyes. Blinks twice. Thrice. Rubs her eyesContinue reading “Story Submission: ‘A Couple of Wednesdays’”

#BookbedFictory 034: ‘Sister, S̶i̶s̶t̶e̶r̶’

by Eko This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is the last of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one, and see you again soon! Prompt: A story told from the perspective of someone who thinks the protagonist is evil and mustContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 034: ‘Sister, S̶i̶s̶t̶e̶r̶’”

#BookbedFictory 033: ‘Delivered’

by Jhay-em Lachica This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is part of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one! Prompt: Every baby in history cries when they are born, however yours laughed. It felt like the room had no doors, noContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 033: ‘Delivered’”

#BookbedFictory 032: ‘Meow meow meow meow’

by Liam Blunt This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is part of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one! Prompt: Nobody can explain the nightly cat gathering that happens on your street. Catherine sipped the glass of warm milk as sheContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 032: ‘Meow meow meow meow’”

#BookbedFictory 031: ‘The Shadow’

by Krystle Mae Labio This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is part of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one! Prompt: Someone’s watching. You’ve become convinced of that. You’ve become much less convinced of everything else. Trigger warning: death of aContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 031: ‘The Shadow’”

#BookbedFictory 030: ‘Red Room’

by Eko This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted this July. Participate here if you can. You may also submit a story anytime of the year. Enjoy this one! Prompt: Your landlord is a vampire, so he offers you a deal. You can payContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 030: ‘Red Room’”

#BookbedFictory 029: ‘A Second Chance’

by Celestine Trinidad This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted this July. Participate here if you can. You may also submit a story anytime of the year. Enjoy this one! Prompt: A necromancer doesn’t know that he can bring back the dead using magic,Continue reading “#BookbedFictory 029: ‘A Second Chance’”

#BookbedFictory 028: ‘The Fall’

by Abe Llarenas This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted this July. Participate here if you can. You may also submit a story anytime of the year. Enjoy this one! Prompt: “Not again” you say as you realize you are falling from a greatContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 028: ‘The Fall’”