Miriam’s Breakfast

Former Senator Miriam Santiago
is a fierce brain and funny wit combo.
She said she eats death threats for breakfast,
and announced her cancer with humor and class.

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Note: Miriam Palma Defensor Santiago is a Filipino politician, notable for having served in all three branches of the Philippine government – judicial, executive, and legislative. She is a Laureate, Magsaysay Awardee (Asian Nobel Prize) for government service. Cited for “bold and moral leadership in cleaning up a graft-ridden government agency.” Named one of The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World by Australian magazine. Listed in the United Nations Roster of Eminent and Qualified Experts for international law.
She has published two best-selling witty and intelligent books: Stupid is Forever and Stupid is Forevermore.
She ran for presidency in this year’s election. I voted for her. She lost. But my vote is worth it. ❤

In response to dVerse‘s Form For All; the Clerihew by Bodhirose who also wrote her own piece here.


Today we’re going to play with humor and couplets and the form I’m presenting is called a Clerihew. A Clerihew is a comic verse on biographical topics consisting of two couplets and a specific rhyming scheme of aabb that was invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956) at the age of 16.

The Cabin’s Smell


Proudly dressed in scarlet, these trees will soon be naked once the chilling winter defeats the bloody fall. So before snow blankets the roads, I have to run and run with all my might to lose more weight.

I’ve been running for 30 minutes already when the sweet smell of creamy pumpkin soup wafted through my my nose down to my tongue.

Oh dear.

I followed the smell and figured it’s coming from a light-less cabin. I move towards it slowly as if I’m hypnotized. Too hypnotized to notice the huge black dog barking loudly at me as its fangs shine in anger.

Uh oh.

I backed away slowly before I launched into the fastest run I ever did. I guess this morning is indeed for running and not eating.

Word count: 130

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In response to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) September 06, 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: Balintataw



With my clear eyes
I saw how she lit up
when you gave her the bouquet.
And how she swiftly turned white
when you said,
you got the wrong girl.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 14 –Balintataw.

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