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#BookbedFictory 017: ‘Paranoia’

by Jessica E Larsen 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. Enjoy this one! Prompt: As a joke, you take a DNA test to find out where your ancestors are from. The results have just come back: […]

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#BookbedFictory 016: ‘The Bowler Hat’s Lover’

by Joel Donato Jacob 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. Enjoy this one! Prompt: He wanted to tell him how much he loved him but… The red satin lining of the black bowler hat clung to […]

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Bookbed turns 10 this month, and we’re celebrating with #AReaderEveryDay, #BookbedFictory, and #BookbedMeets

Bookbed is indeed turning 10 (!) this July and we’re celebrating with another year of the #AReaderEveryDay book drive, #BookbedFictory, and #BookbedMeets. Help us help others (and one another!) by participating in our activities this month. Info below! #AReaderEveryDay Cotabato We are accepting books for children and young adult for a community beneficiary in Cotabato […]

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#BookbedFictory Year 2 Winners

Here, we announce the winner and the crowd fave (we’ll get in touch!). Thanks to the writers, beta readers and judges that have all been part of this year’s fic fest—we hope you enjoyed getting spooked! Congratulations! Garnered an average of 3.5 out of 5 stars / Click here to read. About the writer: Si […]

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#BookbedFictory 015: ‘Artifacts from the Parent’

by Joel Donato Jacob Prompt: The cure for a new deadly epidemic is almost scarier than the disease. Arvin C. Diesmos, Mae L. Diesmos and Rafe M. Brown Abstract The Philippine amphibian fauna introduced species of frogs: Bufo marinus (Linnaeus), Raba catasbeiana (Shaw), Hoplobatrachis chinensis (Osbeck), Rana erythraea (Sclegel), and Kaloula pulchra (Gray). Bufo marinus […]

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#BookbedFictory 014: ‘The House with the Sliding Door’

by BJ Medina Prompt: He locked the doors and shuttered the windows; it came in through the roof. The following story was inspired by the events that happened to a family that relocated to a house somewhere in the province of Cavite. As of this writing, the house in Cavite is still standing. Day 0 […]

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#BookbedFictory 013: ‘131313’

ni Winter Aragon Prompt: You receive an email at midnight of a picture of you asleep on your bed… from right outside your window. You live on the 13th floor of a newly built condominium. Sa mundong ating kinagagalawan may mga misteryong nais natin alamin pero may ibang mas nanainisin na lang manatiling isang katanungan. Walang […]

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#BookbedFictory 012: ‘Panginoon ng Mga Uwak’

ni Darwin Medallada Prompt: A desperate farmer just wants to be able to feed his family through the dry season. El Niño Ako ang dahilan kaya namatay si Tatay. ‘Yon ang palagi kong naiisip sa tuwing binabalikan ang isang alaala ng gabi noong 1984. Bitak-bitak na ang mga palayan sa Anislag. Katulad ng lupang ilang taon […]

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#BookbedFictory Winners

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Bookbed’s very first fic fest! We hope everyone enjoyed participating in Fictory and gained something along the way. Thank you to the writers, beta readers and judges for all your hard work. Check out the list of winners below (we’ll get in touch!), and see you in the next […]

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#BookbedFictory 011: ‘I See What You See’

by Hannah Taotjo Prompt: You’re a person who can see all colors, living in a colorblind world. His room looked untidy, but nothing was out of place. The sheets of paper lying on the floor belonged on the floor, the ones crumpled into balls of frustration were in the wastebasket. The books that he took to […]