Summer Air


The smiling sun and the jovial man-in-blue walking his black dog both fail to break the darkened state I am in after he left me broken and bruised.

So this is what first heartbreak feels like. T’was like a rollercoaster ride which pulls your heart up, up, up until it feels so heavenly and then bam! Dropped. Done. Dead.

I would be willing to take any road to find my way back to him, but then, but then, we’ve never been.

Our story’s like the summer air. You can feel it, but it’s not even there in the first place.

Word count: 100
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Photo credit: Louise of The Storyteller’s Abode

In response to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) October 18, 2016.


  • a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less)
  • each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end
  • no serial (continuation) stories
  • include a pingback to the challenge post

Thank you for hosting this awesome prompt, Priceless Joy! ❤ 

Read more short stories here:

Word-High July: Paraluman



The cerulean skies,
and the inviting seas,
the elegant sunsets
and sunrise’s scenes,
kept my pen and paper
blank and barren.

Until I saw you.

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Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash

In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 18 –Paraluman.

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Melodious: A Miku*

Rhythmic sighs
and in sync heartbeats—
our first night.

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Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!)

Abbreviated Haiku is written in either 2 lines with syllable count 7/2 or 3 lines with syllable count 3/5/3 or 2/3/2. This is sometimes called Miku*.

Word-High July: Indak



The night is young,
the club is dark,
but my breath
and heartbeat stopped.
When my eyes saw
your body’s dancing prelude,
oh, I am captured
with no desire to elude.

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Photo credit: BuzzFeed, Unsplash

In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 10 – Indak.

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With Closed Eyes

The screaming siren of arriving trains followed by whispering rushed steps and crawling human scents keep me company as I wait for her.

My heart’s racing like a hungry horse and the wooden bench offered no help to pacify my agonized soul.

I  tried to personify her before our eyes meet today. Always, I fail. Maybe because beyond her face and her body, I only want to ‘see’ her soul. Her soul who writes words I adore. Her words that opened my decade-old locked heart.

Her soul and words I know I will forever love even with my eyes closed.

Word count: 100 words

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Photo credit: J Hardy Carroll

In response to Friday Fictioneers prompt for 20 May 2016.

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Friday Fictioneers is a weekly writing challenge hosted by the generous Fairy Blog-Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction.

Read more great 100-word short stories here:


A Senryu

I am looking for

romantic Valentine bug,

bite me, help me write.

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Photo credit: Tumblr

Finally! Finally! I have written a Senryu! 😀 😀 😀

Pardon my delight…

I’ve been reading a lot of beautiful Senryus from the poet and poetess that I admire, those are Mel, Dajena, Annie and Thomas. I am fascinated with their way with words and I have no confidence to try it because I always thought… I cannot. 😦

But… now I tried! And I did it! 😀

Pardon my first Senryu if it ain’t perfect. 🙂 I am just happy that I did it, finally!


Does anyone know where the Valentine bug is? I need a bite so I can write something Valentine-ish! 😀


First Time

Jason Mraz' very own garden. :)
Jason Mraz’ very own garden. 🙂

I have been in the world for more than two decades but last night was such a momentous night for me. It was a night of FIRST TIME.

Don’t think green hmm. This is legit. 😀

Last night, for the very first time, I watched a concert and it is no less than my favorite singer, song writer, musician, handsomest man, Jason Mraz! (Yee!) Judging that three-hour encounter, I can say that that night is the most awesome night that I had since my existence.

Jason Mraz with his equally talented band, Raining Jane, gave an exceptional yet touching performance last night. There were no dull moments. Every song tugs the heart. Every word touches the soul.  ♪♫♪

It was just last year when I become a hard-core fan of Mr. A-Z. His Wordplay and The Remedy were the first songs that I listed in my playlist. Initially, it was his voice that engrossed my ears, but as I continue knowing him as an artist it is his wise words that captured me most.

We made stars as Mraz sings 'I Won't Give Up'. (Goosies!)
We made stars as Mraz sings ‘I Won’t Give Up’. (Goosies!)

After the awesome concert, I learned a lot about him and about me as well. Jason Mraz and Raining Jane Live in Manila was entertaining, but it is not short in sense and depth. The entire concert is packed with hope, love, and optimism which are his trademarks. He showed-off his talent, but most importantly he gave his heart and soul to all his audience.

I recorded the entire concert and as I head home I kept listening and I can’t help but smile. Until now that I am writing this my Jason Mraz is singing with me in my ears. It’s such a very very awesome experience.

I hope and pray that this is not the last time. Please be back Mr. A-Z. Philippines will miss you! ☺♥

P.S. Photos aren’t mine. Will be posting my own soon as well as more Jason Mraz-related blogs soon! 😀