Lost and Found

Lost and Found

There were not too many people inside the church because it was a weekday. A couple of old ladies were standing before the statue of Mother Mary chatting with each other. Why there, of all places? She went to the side where other wooden statues…

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

She can’t believe it. Two visible and looming purple lines appeared before her from the pregnancy test. She wanted to vomit and cry at the same time. She didn’t want this. She didn’t know who to talk to first. If she called her best friend,…

In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

She woke up before he did. They slept facing each other.  Shadows of the waving curtain played on his handsome face. She tucked wisps of his hair behind his ear and kissed his forehead. “Good morning, love.” He opened his eyes, smiled at what he…

The Navigator

The Navigator

They sat near the shore watching their slippers get wet and sucked in by the sand. The younger one would laugh every single time. “They will be gone by the fourth wave.” He looked at his brother and chuckled. “I bet you on the eighth…

Between Heaven and Earth

Between Heaven and Earth

He paddled out into the waves hoping to catch a big one. He would have to wait. It was surprisingly calm today. The sun burnt his face. He felt every scorching ray on his skin. His dark tan specked with salt water. It reflected every…

Will You Write About Me?

Will You Write About Me?

We were supposed to do an errand, it turned into a date that turned into a promise. We headed to the park, it was almost Christmas. It was too cold but he had warm clothes and I stupidly left my jacket. We had pizza in…

Heartbreak

Heartbreak

(Written by Leo “PapaBear” Antazo) Jake’s heart was racing as he drove like a madman. He tried to bite back the tears but it was no use. He was practically sobbing as he nearly collided with a delivery truck on the highway. He didn’t care.…

The Patient

The Patient

(Written by Leo “PapaBear” Antazo) The stab wound was deep as he inspected it under a dim streetlight, just overlooking the alley, three blocks from the hospital.  “Fuck it” he thinks to himself. Good thing the assassin missed his liver. After dousing his wound with…

Emergency Button

Emergency Button

They both stepped inside the elevator when it stopped on the 18th floor. It smelled of sweat and that lingering smell of cumin in Mexican food. “What the…it smells like shit in here.” She said as she took her mirror out of her bag and…

Pan de Sal

Pan de Sal

The bakery near our house sold pandesal from 2AM to 2PM. The smell of freshly baked bread wafted through my bedroom window all the time. I think everything in my room smelled like pandesal, and quite honestly, I didn’t mind. I work the graveyard shift so…