By the Old Bridge

The water was so cold, it felt like Katie was bathing in ice. But she didn't mind. Her plans for the evening demanded that she be fresh and clean. Dressing up was another story though. Katie was the 5th of 7 children, so all of her clothes were hand-me-downs. She couldn't count on her parents…

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Dengue and Writer’s Block

I have not written anything since the first week of December. I wasn't busy. I had time to write, but the words just won't come. It started when my eldest son who is 8 years old got sick with dengue. His fever started on December 14. It was mild at first. But the next day,…

Faded

Today, I looked for some trace of you - in my mind, in my heart, in my life. Maybe there's still a thin line that connects me to you, a thread-like link, a fragment of the past, a small piece of what had been. I'm not sure if I wanted to find something. I don't…

Dead Men Tell No Tales

I haven't been following any TV series for the past years. I listen to my office mates talk about Game of Thrones -I'd google the characters afterwards. I listen to my relatives rant about The Walking Dead, while I imagine memes of the main character and his son. Here's one of my favorites: My 8-year…

What’s on your mind?

"What's on your mind?" asks Facebook A lot of things - big and small From the mundane and trivial To the profound and serious. But what should be on my mind? Do I ought to control it? Or just let my thoughts run free? No, lest I fall into sin. I think about truthful things,…

Organized Chaos

I have everything mapped out in my mind. Wake up at five in the morning everyday, cook breakfast and take a ┬ábath. At six, I'd wake my husband and third-grader up. They'd take a bath first before having breakfast. Before 7:30, we'd all be out and ready to say goodbye to our toddler who has…