excerpt 1: the vow

I remember how your photos would spark the poet in me, how your shots are like muses that breathed life to my poetry. How you sprinkled my poems with your kind words, generously. How in each exchange of message I’ve got to know the man behind the camera, the man so composed and so inspiring, […]

Gift of Vow

We are like north and south, light and dark, sweet and sour, moon and sun. Until our opposite worlds were united by love, a relationship was made, inside God’s hands. A journey with rough patches, taught us acceptance and forgiveness. Through His words we’re blessed to be here. After fervent prayers, our life together is […]

The Bridesmaid’s Secret

Caressing  pure, pristine petals as she swings up and down. Later these will be showered to her best friend wearing her dream white wedding gown. None knows she carries the first child, the grinning groom wants to hide. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Ben Rosett  In response to Sonya of Only 100 Words‘ Three […]

Odd Choice

The yellow car was welcomed by the flock of frowning, peeking humans waiting inside the old church. This occasion is usually painted in pure white, a contrast to the auto parked in front of the door that’s just very bright. But the bride seated inside is as jolly as the color of the sun, so […]

The Empty Box

If his hand is a tiled floor, a lot would accidentally fall. “Chill, love.” I assured him Dad will be delighted to know her first princess is finally engaged. But his hand, which gripped mine nervously, is so wet with his sweat. “So what’s the big news?”Dad asked as he take his seat. “Sir. Uhm, […]

Quite Like You: A Song-based Fiction

Makeup, done. White dress, check. I’m ready. “Bye mom! Bye Dad!” I said as I went out of our house. I checked my phone for his message. None, yet. Suddenly, a black BMW stopped in front of me. Out came three muscular men, rushing, dressed in rugged black shirts, covered with black shades. “Don’t scream,” […]

The Yellow Bus

My task is simple. Determined, I walked towards the old yellow bus that will leave before 10 a.m. I sit still. I need to focus. I have to stop thinking. Because I may have doubts. —— We finally gave our final kisses. This is not our last goodbye but I can’t stop the tears. I […]

The Amulet

The unforgiving sun bathing me with its flamed rays makes this journey even more excruciating. But I have to see her. I have to. She was adamant to go first without me, but I insisted. I want to prove her that I can walk this long path alone, with just one limb. Sore and drenched […]

No Wedding

I woke up without her beside me. We argued last night. Maybe she finally gave up on me. But as I looked for her, I saw the pile of hay arranged in her signature way. She made a breakfast for me. She did not leave me. She was kidnapped. My mind was racing, so as […]