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Linger

UNDER A dark and oppressive sky, flames swayed to the solemn requiem of the wind. On the surface of each candle, melted wax trickled like the droplets of warm tears which outlined the faces of those who had been untimely left behind. The loved ones had gathered together; they tangled …

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As Far As Her Wandering Eyes Took Her

FOR HER, she did not need a magic carpet to see the wonders of the world. All she needed were trip tickets worth one hundred pesos to the largest park in their land. Her favorite ride was the monumental ferris wheel that proudly stood in the middle of the carnival. …

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To one of the many muffled voices

I WANTED to ask why they did it. Why they made him gobble their fists until he broke and felt blood spurt out of his mouth. Did they even blink when they looked down on him and flung thunder bolts on his chest? Did they flinch at its sound? Did …

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The Absurd Hero

Unlike Sisyphus, rolling his boulder assures that there is something better. It is a step-by-step process that promises few progress. He trudges the narrow path to the top of the hill with a deep sense of purpose. His muscles ache, and the boulder often threatens to overpower him. But like …

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Photo of the Week (03/19/17)

Members of the League of Filipino Students-UST and Anakbayan-UST commemorated the 16th death anniversary of Mark Welson Chua through a candle lighting ceremony at the Benavides Statue on March 17, Friday. Chua’s death was allegedly linked to his exposé regarding the corruption in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) unit …

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Dalaw

KUMUPAS NA ang lapida sa paglipas ng taon. Tuwing binibisita niya ang puntod ng kaniyang ama, inaalala niya kung paano siya nilisan nito. Kasabay ng paglapag ng bagong pitas na bulaklak, pilit ding itinataboy ng umiihip na hangin ang naglalagablab na apoy ng kandila. Sa sandaling ito nahuhukay muli sa dibdib …

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A Bedtime Story

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of the works in a five-part series in line with the Dapitan 2017 theme “Paglisan” or Departure. All works that are part of the series are written by the Flame‘s Letters staffers. HER MOTHER talked about him like how one would tell a bedtime story—hopeful, gentle, and …

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Ang Binata sa Labas ng Hayupan

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of the works in a five-part series in line with the Dapitan 2017 theme “Paglisan” or Departure. All works that are part of the series are written by the Flame‘s Letters staffers. UNA MO siyang nakita noong nasa ikatlong taon ka pa lamang ng elementarya sa inyong …

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Photo of the Week (11/27/16)

Sa kislap ng watawat, Nakita ko ang kalayaan. Ningning ng bitwin at araw Kumakapit sa alapaap, Umaakit sa aking mata. (Perlas ng Silanganan)   Ngunit kumupas ang asul, Sa pagdilim ng paligid. Isang himagsik, Laban sa pagsakop Ng sistemang Winasak ng salapi.   Sumisiklab ang pula Katulad ng agos ng …

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