Poetry Submission: ‘Come Back To Me’

by Bianca Marie Nery Come back to meMy troubled love.Fill this voidInside my heart. Come back to meMy pride and joy.End this sadness,This life of woe. Come back to meMy heart and soul.Stay with meForevermore. ☁️ If you enjoyed this, we encourage you to leave a comment below. To submit your own, write to us here.More

Poetry Submission: ‘The 1’

by Aidan Bernales How are you?Isn’t that so strange?After so long of not thinking about you, that’s the first thing I ask—Are you feeling better than the last time we talked?I remember how hurriedly I walked past your favorite store in the mallIn a weak attempt not to meet your eyes one more timeAfter we spoke…More

Poetry Submission: ‘Turning Tables’

by Aidan Bernales Paper-cutsWhere thin skin used to beCrossing and uncrossing my legs,Waiting for you to get used to meBecause I carved our names on every building we’ve passed throughI’ve made poetry out of every memory I’ve ever had with youBecause the heart wants what it wantsAnd it only ever moves me forward when my feet…More

Poetry Submission: ‘Stranded’

Poem and art by Paul Raymond Jimenez * * * Man’s infinite imagination is as vast as the sea.  The world can go haywire And, still, if one can cope— find courage amidst a plethora of dangers, one may see: beauty, honesty, and hope. ☁️ If you enjoyed this, we encourage you to leave a comment…More

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 ang…More

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 and…More

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 eyes…More

#MagbasaMonday Marathon: 16 Books for the Filipino Reader

Happy #MagbasaMonday! Today, we also celebrate National Heroes’ Day and the last day of Buwan Ng Mga Wika. But as Bibi Mangki says, we should celebrate the things that make us Filipino every day! Enjoy this marathon of #MagbasaMonday, and if you have time, check out Banana Feelings Comics. ☁More

#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 must…More