I live for the ordinary days. Sunny mornings, late breakfasts, slow hours of writing, whispering hymns, overcoming anxiety, sleep. There are no fireworks or dance parades, just breathing, just living the mundane minutes as they go. They’re boring, I know. But lately, I realized that ordinary days make the most of us if we decide to make most of them. For when we sum them all up — quiet epiphanies, solemn sermons from random sit-downs, making strangers smile, meeting old friends and weaving new memories — they occupy the biggest spaces in our hearts. Or, at least, in mine.
I am from the Philippines. I laugh a lot and I am not very tall. I love stories. I hope you feel not alone here. x
2019 is many things. Like starting new stories. Writing poems in Tagalog. Listening to a lot of local music instead of deciphering another’s tongue. Not writing the things I should have, which I regret (coughcoughNOLIcough). Hitting the brakes on querying
The last thing Lydia saw was Steven’s cold face before she succumbed to gravity. Her body – tired, bruised and bleeding – was cradled by the trunk of the hundred-year oak tree, a solitary variety in the Forest of Myrrh.
Incredibly talented writers-editors Nova Ren Suma and Emily X.R. Pan unveiled a Kickstarter project last year under the skin-shaking name of Foreshadow, an online anthology of short stories from new and established writers in the world of YA. I saw
I have been planning to write this post yesterday, the 29th, so I could sit down and vomit an entire month of painstaking resilience and joy I have never seen happen all at once. Which didn’t happen, because I was
I have a Tiny Letter! Please subscribe if you want me to send you (love) Letters to Strangers. I write about poems and stars and why you should keep your embers close to the heart so you will remain warm and on fire. And not alone. See you?
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