Literary

Bleed

Bleed

THE BOTTLE cap went off with a pop that would have been trifling in a crowded room—but save for myself, the living room was devoid of people. Usually, I would have enjoyed the lack of company. The couch was my favorite spot and silence, my favorite music. However, as of…
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Panoptic

Panoptic

THE PEOPLE who live in high rise towers intermittently look through their window panes and down upon crowded boulevards or road forks filled with countless jeepneys. Every day, people rely on the jeepneys to be able to get where they need to be and has undoubtedly become a part of…
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Hexenringe: A Trip Into the Dark

Hexenringe: A Trip Into the Dark

By CORHEINNE JOYCE B. COLENDRES EVIL IS a natural force that can easily be bred, propagated, and cultured. It finds its roots from the deepest and darkest regions of a person’s identity. It is synonymous to Midas’ touch—destroying everything that comes to its way. Despite that, evil is weak. With…
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His Love

His Love

“WERE YOU guys always like that, Papa?” His daughter’s little finger lingered on a photograph of him and his wife, back when they were younger. The photograph was very old, its corners have frayed, and it looked like it was taken out of the photo album for more times than…
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Chronic

Chronic

MY AUNT believed that the Earth was a witness that never forgets, constantly telling and retelling stories, always at a state of reminiscing. From its spherical shape, its rotation, revolution, and the never-ending cycle of life and death on its surface, above it and underneath—looping was the nature of the…
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Aegis

Aegis

IT IS vital that people remind those around them that they are important. In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, people are prone to cast shadows of doubt on themselves due to high expectations in the things that they do and the obstacles that they seem to stumble upon. Humans must try to…
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Fire Away

Fire Away

MY FONDEST memory of fire was in a dream, when I saw it roaring in glee as it painted the sky using gunpowder as its ink. Drawing circles, drawing flowers, drawing mushrooms, spirals and the like, it splashed colors across its midnight black canvas. It struck awe and put twinkle…
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Tiger Regalia

Tiger Regalia

JANUARY SIGNALS the return of the Thomasian community to the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas. With the privilege of belonging and being surrounded by astute and pious saints, may the people display regality that manifests through their acts of genuine kindness toward a world filled with grief. With…
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Kuwitis sa Lansangan

Kuwitis sa Lansangan

SUPER LOLO. White Bomb. Good bye Earth. Atomic Big Triangulo. Piccolo. Judas Belt. Watusi. Iilan ang mga ito sa mga ipinagbabawal na paputok—ipinagbabawal upang maiwasan ang walang katuturang pagdanak ng dugo. Glock 19, Glock 22—hindi na kinakailangan ng posporo o lighter, ikinakasa na lamang at kinakalabit para paputukin. Tatlong lalaki,…
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