It’s okay to sit down and get a pedicure sometimes

I love being pampered. It just feels great to feel taken care of. Moreover, I love the feeling of not thinking and analyzing things. That’s why I love the peace and quiet of getting a pedicure. If you luckily find a place where the nail technicians are not too chatty, then you should drop by […]

The White Cat

I regret having that second cup of coffee earlier. Now I’m restless. I can hear the noontime show playing on our TV here in my room. The show is currently on their stupid celebrity-name-guessing segment. The muffled sounds don’t lull me into siesta, unlike my brother, Tristan. Every time a contestant gives a wrong answer, […]

Torturing Artist — A Short Story

  The wind cries out tonight, signaling their entrance. My pulse is as fast as a racehorse that’s being beat violently. This will already be our fourth meeting, but I still get the chills every time. I check my watch—it’s 11:58 pm. It’s almost time. I clutch the cooler tightly, and set it aside. When […]

Diary of a Make-up Guru — A Short Story

October 13 Today I had few customers. My mini physical shop is just a month old so I guess my ‘army’ of loyal buyers haven’t had the chance to visit here. October 15 Yesterday, I forgot to write because I was busy tidying the counters. Customers were still scarce, but there was a woman who […]

Two monsters — A Short Story

My mom always said to me that I was a very imaginative 4-year-old. That everything I told her was all in my imagination. “Merry, there’s no monster in here. I already looked,” she kissed my forehead. “Now go back to sleep.” I still argued with her because I knew how the monster looked and where […]

Jimboy – A Short Story

Lola Myrna is a soft-spoken 70-year-old woman who lives with her toddler grandson, Jimboy. She has ash-gray hair, and she keeps mostly to herself.  Lola is well-known in their neighborhood for adoring only two things in this world: her garden and her only grandson. Her garden is simple but well-kept. It complements the two-bedroom bungalow […]