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Science Lessons in TAYO Literary Magazine’s 5th Anniversary Issue

Nomenclature Illustration by Diego Ibarra
Illustration by Diego Ibarra

I am very happy to announce that a series of my small stories are available in TAYO Literary Mag’s 5th Anniversary Issue! This has been a long time coming, and it so great to finally see these babies find a home. The physical copies of the issue are now available at Barnes & Noble; I think they might be available locally a little later in the year.

The series is called Science Lessons, and comprises of three stories which talk about the pains of learning through different sciences that we take up as we grow as people. I won’t talk about it so much, as to not take away from your reading. The stories were illustrated by Diego Ibarra, Trizha Ko, and Erika Carreon. Click here for an excerpt!

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The Weatherman in Driftwood’s Latest Issue

I am very, very happy to announce that my somewhat morbid obsession with fairy tales has finally paid off. My story The Weatherman–published here in the poetry section, funnily enough, along with an interview about my writing is up and live! I worked very hard on this piece, and am particularly proud of how the narrative rounds itself out, or funnels like an hourglass.

You can click the beautiful photo below to read the issue on PDF (cover by Iryna Lialko & Sabrina Coyle), or you can head over to their website to buy the print copy. 🙂 I hope you guys enjoy this!
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A Couple of Stories Free For Download

I’ve been thinking about my stories and how strange it is that these small fictions that I’ve been working on have slowly gotten longer and longer and longer. The stuff I’m working on now (this one story in particular which I’ve enjoyed writing so much I fear that it’ll suck or that I’ll actually finish writing it) is currently around 8 pages long. I know that’s hardly a chapter of anything but that’s a fucking novel to me. This development in my work feels extremely refreshing: I feel like a child discovering that her bathtub was the ocean.

Anyway, I am of the belief that when something good comes your way it’s good to give something away too in the hopes that it’ll make someone else happy (or that it’ll break a couple of hearts). So I thought I’d give away some of my tiny (tinier?) stories, I hope you enjoy them.

This file is comprised of stories that I wrote late last year. They’re part of this bigger project that I’m not quite ready to talk about yet–but suffice it to say that it has something to do with science or interpretations of it.

The Chlorine Atom Girl contains three stories: Questions (previously published in Stache Magazine’s Nostalgia Issue ), The Chlorine Atom Girl (which was in EM Issue 3) and Air Hunger (which is coming out in EM Issue 4, so I guess you can count that as a preview of sorts).

Science Lessons, Vol.1: The Chlorine Atom GIrl
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EM Zine Issue 4!

EM Zine Launch poster by Trizha Ko

Earlier this year, I remember mentioning that we were working on EM Zine Issue 4–and here it is. This is the first ever event we’re having for EM and it’s going to be exciting to see how this’ll go. The launch is going to be on March 22nd (Saturday), at Exile On Main Street, Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila (across from Taft Avenue, near DLSU). Details are on the poster above–you can also head to the Facebook event page to see more.

I think that this is definitely the swankiest EM Zine in terms of layout (although the first one took the cake for binding).

As for my work that’s in here–I’m a little bit nervous about it. Stories For Other People, Part 1 is included along with two other works entitled Recipes For Fear and Air Hunger. For now, I’m good with this decision to publish a “bulk project” like the installment of Stories For Other People but I get the feeling I’ll change my mind about that eventually. We shall see!

Also featured in the issue are comics by FFY, artwork by Trizha Ko along with stories by Noel Villa and poems by Ronaldo Recto.

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First look at Issue 4! Cover by Trizha Ko
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Coffee & Flowers: Stories For Other People Part 1 Sample

So today I downloaded this really nice software called Scribus–it’s the Open Office-compatible, simpler counterpart of InDesign and it has become my new addiction. I’m currently layouting Stories For Other People, Part 1 which I’ll be printing out and mailing to people within the next few weeks. 🙂 [More info on that here.]  Feel free to download the sampler (which contains part of the introduction to the project) below!

Stories For Other People Teaser