Tag: short stories

The Shift

The Shift

My phone alarm is horrible but it works because I am dying to turn it off. If I don’t, I am sure I will have convulsions. Now that is not a good way to wake up. I sit there zombie-like on my bed wondering what…

The Perfect Date Does Not Exi-

The Perfect Date Does Not Exi-

They recognized each other the moment they met in the cafe. He was already seated and reading the newspaper. He looked up and waved at her. This made her giddy like a teenager on a first date. “Was this place hard to find?” He asked…

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…

The Curio Shop

The Curio Shop

(Written by VL Cabagua) The boy looked through the window of the dingy dilapidated store front. Old leather bound books caked in dust lined the shelves. Tiny trinkets and knick-knacks are strewn about on various tables in the middle of the shop. The faded chipped…

The Unexpected Visit

The Unexpected Visit

(Written by Faust Romanus) Prospero was flabbergasted upon the sudden arrival of his grandmother past midnight when the whole town was dark and lifeless. It was unusual for someone to suddenly arrive past midnight in their town because there was a city regulation to cut…

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 World Wide Web was Down for a Week

The World Wide Web was Down for a Week

That day, no one understood what happened. All of a sudden no one can’t connect to the World Wide Web. The disaster pulled everyone’s lives into a record-scratch stop. It was a Monday. All over the world, meetings were held, the experts were called, forced…

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…

Let’s Do This

Let’s Do This

(Written by Leo “Papa Bear” Antazo) Karel feels his back spasm as he is once again tackled after a four-yard run into the Hurricanes’ red zone. He is helped up by two of his teammates who pat him on his helmet. “Good run!” Czar says…

Enjoying the Rain

Enjoying the Rain

(Written by Leo “Papa Bear” Antazo) I’m glad it’s raining. I’ve always enjoyed taking baths in the rain while running up and down the streets of our old house. I was ten years old and my mum would be yelling, telling me to get inside.…