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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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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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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 (11/13/16)

Thomasians gather along España Blvd. Friday, Nov. 11 to denounce the Supreme Court’s decision, which allowed the interment of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by KATHLEEN MAE I. GUERRERO

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Photo of the Week (10/30/16)

Patois I understand the dialect on how the sky delivers suffering. Today it weaves a landscape that translates into pain. The light settles grandly on the shore where I come from, and the clouds are faint of blue and purple, almost drawing a bruise. Careful not to step on the …

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Photo of the Week (10/23/16)

He returns to the time his father taught him how to swim in the ocean. As half of their bodies were submerged under water, he felt how the sole of his father’s left foot touched his right leg when he thrust to demonstrate a basic stroke. He watched him float …

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