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Fire Flowers

THE FIREWORKS looked almost like blossoming flowers as they set off in the sky. Blooming, wilting, falling away—repeat—one after the other, three at once, two at once, one at a time. As I stood among my friends, in the middle of the field where we once played alongside, and sometimes …

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Standstill

TWO WEEKS. It was only two weeks left before graduation, but none of us really looked like we had absorbed it yet, or grasped the idea of finally having the diploma we have worked for for the past four years. Miguel and I sat on the bench overlooking the field’s …

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Dusk or Dawn

IT DOES not matter. For every time the lights go out, they will go on again. Whether it is after having just opened my eyes or just about to close them, it will still be the same thing I will be seeing, the same memories playing in my mind, like …

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Modern Tin Man

HIS EYELIDS opened abruptly and his eyes started blinking mechanically. He turned to the clock and calculated how much time he had lost from being asleep. His forehead creased when he realized that he lost almost half of the day. He dragged his heavy feet to the ground, and he …

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To be a Star

ADULTS SEEMED to be fond of asking children what they wanted to be when they grow up—or at least when I was a kid, I was often asked so. “A star” was my favorite answer, and I guess it was an answer they found cute, until I reached a certain …

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Checkmate

AS PEOPLE become aware of the social injustices and economic sovereignties by the unfair kings of our society, it is imperative that they fight for the unfortunate being decimated every day due to the abuse that the powerful commit. In our society, people must be aware that these powerful come …

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Deciduous

WITH ARMS spread open, I allowed gravity to pull me down to earth as it had the leaves that had flown away from their homes. Fall, a foreign season that reminded me of home, the verb for the motion that brought me to where I was. I lay atop my …

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The Divine Lamb

FILIPINOS ACROSS the country return to their provinces and homes to observe the Lenten season in commemoration of the sacrifice Jesus did to pay for our sins. It is with utter solemnity and fervent praise that we express our gratitude for the forgiveness and blessings God has bestowed. It is …

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Touching Lines

I REACHED for your cheek, but the tips of my fingers hit the hard cold surface of my laptop’s screen instead. Do you find it ironic as well that we were separated by the very glass that connected us? You were here, but not quite here, and my hands longed …

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Navigation

LIFE CAN sometimes be frustrating, and things do not always go the way people want them to. Living sometimes feels like drowning in a sea of problems where people are inevitably swept by the current, where the ebb and flow lead to several uncertainties. The complications can also come like …

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