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Servant of the Aswang

by on Feb 23, 2017 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

3,000 Words The Manila Times predicted March 30th would be a scorcher, the hottest day so far this year. The aswang called it a perfect opportunity to hunt and went to pack the cargo van. As a rule, she never took us to the same site twice and always drove along the back roads and...

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Pagpag

by on Oct 10, 2016 in Short Fiction | 6 comments

5,200 Words The Night Watch was scheduled for 10 that evening, but Jay started his patrol at sundown. With a newly sharpened gulok resting on his shoulder, he ambled down the scabrous road that wound throughout the settlement, ducking clotheslines, skirting refuse and threading the...

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Multo

by on Jan 6, 2015 in Short Fiction | 10 comments

3770 WORDS My dad liked to say, “Ang nakaraan ay hindi kailanman nawawala, nalilimutan lamang,” or rather, “The past is never gone, only forgotten.” Whether a salawikain of the Philippines or something he made up, it seemed to fit. And I’d come across no better example than when I...

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