#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 … Continue reading #BookbedFictory 007: ‘Makita Kang Muli’

#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 … Continue reading #BookbedFictory 006: ‘Eat Now or Never’

#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 … Continue reading #BookbedFictory 005: ‘Speak, Ma’

#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, … Continue reading #BookbedFictory 004: ‘Black Love’

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

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

#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 … Continue reading #BookbedFictory 001: ‘The Mark of the Duwende’

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 … Continue reading Call For Submissions: Fictory: A Bookbed Fic Fest

Booktungan: MV Redemption Finale Part 2

by Lucille de Mesa, Celestine Trinidad, Sarah Bulalacao, Mikki Shiu and BJ Medina Click here to read the previous episode. Girlie held his gaze. Every fiber of her being screamed for her to avert her eyes, keep them on the ground or the ceiling or the wall, anywhere other than on his own—like she always did ever since their … Continue reading Booktungan: MV Redemption Finale Part 2

Booktungan: MV Redemption Finale Part 1

by Lucille de Mesa, Celestine Trinidad, Sarah Bulalacao, Mikki Shiu and BJ Medina Click here to read the previous episode. “That was some stunt you pulled,” Phil said as he sat by Drew’s bedside. They both laughed. The others had already gone back to the resort to fetch their things. Phil volunteered to stay with Drew at the … Continue reading Booktungan: MV Redemption Finale Part 1