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Point: Of Breaking and Of the Pen

THE FINGERS of the five-year-old me circled around the straps of my backpack so tightly that my knuckles had visibly gone white. My mother spoke gently but firmly. She said education is essential. Going to school would make me a better person; there I would learn, and when I asked …

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Antebellum

IT IS  the calm before the storm. The cold howl of December has arrived and it bellows the last few days of the semester. For every student, it hails icy anxiety and pressurizes them to complete every task there is until the finish line. To some, it constricts the hearts …

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Photons Scramble

CHILDREN WERE interesting to watch, he concluded as he occupied a bench by the entrance of the amusement park, waiting. There was something about the way they hugged their parents’ arms and pointed at whatever caught their interest that tugged his lips upwards. So willful, a single-mindedness which by itself …

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The Distance Formula

SQUARE ROOT the sum of the x coordinate of point B subtracted by the x coordinate of point A raised to the second power and the y coordinate of point B subtracted by the y coordinate of point A raised to the second power—this is the distance formula. As its …

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Warm Bodies

ANNUALLY, PEOPLE go to cemeteries where their deceased lie. People take a walk towards where their loved ones rest and pass by a million others sleeping in peace underneath their feet. They proceed to sit on lush, verdant foliage alongside their relatives that live on until this day and place …

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Refraction

THE WEIGHT of the sea seemed to settle at the pit of my stomach, and for the first time in a long while, I felt substantial. As I stood by the coastline watching the water steadily ebb and flow, the wind gently brushed against my face as if consoling me …

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Ultramarine

PEOPLE HAVE spent their early mornings beneath ultramarine skies, waiting for the train to arrive. Everyone waits in line, on dilapidated platforms to hop aboard the train to places scattered underneath this blue royalty. People are catapulted into the day without knowing what is bluer, our lives and transgressions or …

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Flare

EACH AND every person that we meet in our lives ignites different kinds of sentiments within us. Some people are so dazzlingly bright that their flames envelop you in cordial warmth, changing your life forever. They are those who look like they belong in a colorful, baroque painting whose radiance …

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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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