short stories

[Blog Tour] PROMDI HEART: HOMETOWN LOVE STORIES

PROMDI HEART: HOMETOWN STORIES by Georgette S. Gonzales, Agay Llanera, Chris Mariano,   C.P. Santi, Jay E. Tria, and Ines Bautista-Yao Published: March 29, 2017 About the book: Take a quick tour of the Philippines with six hometown love stories. Visit Jimenez, Misamis Occidental where a priest might just set you up with a man whose dimples are to die for. Visit Silay, Negros Occidental and get on a horse alongside hunky, hazel-eyed Negrense royalty. Visit Kalibo, Aklan and find yourself in the arms of a cute drummer boy who just happens to be your kuya's BFF. Visit Hagonoy, ...
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MONSTRESS | Lysley Tenorio

Monstress: Stories is the book club's book of the month for October. I love reading short stories and I've been looking forward to reading this compilation by a Filipino author during my birthday month. All of the eight stories in this anthology are excellent reads and I have a couple of favorites. This is one book that makes me feel proud as a Filipino because the writing is eloquent and the stories - they just strike close to home. I loved how the author writes his stories. The narrative was fluid and the author writes very simply, not making any effort to impress. Granted, I was not instan...
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[The Storied Life Challenge] Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl

*See details for The Storied Life Short Story Challenge here.   Lamb to the Slaughter is the only other Roald Dahl I have read so far, the other was  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I initially thought that this short story would be something feel-good or even childlike like Charlie. Consider the  pleasant innocence of the opening sentences: The room was warm and clean, the curtains drawn, the two table lamps alight-hers and the one by the empty chair opposite. On the sideboard behind her, two tall glasses, soda water, whiskey. Fresh ice cubes in the Thermos bucket. Mary Malone...
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Quick Reviews: Trese by Budjette Tan | Wedding Night Stand by Mina V. Esguerra | Unseen Moon by Eliza Victoria

*** *Doing this post as a remedy to my ever-growing review backlog. *** Murder on Balete Drive (Trese #1) by Budjette Tan Summary from Goodreads: When the sun sets in the city of Manila, don't you dare make a wrong turn and end up in that dimly-lit side of the metro, where aswang run the most-wanted kidnapping rings, where kapre are the kingpins of crime, and engkantos slip through the cracks and steal your most precious possessions. When crime takes a turn for the weird, the police call Alexandra Trese. Trese: Murder On Balete Drive contains the following: Case 1: At the Intersection of B...
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Short Stories of the Month: February 2014

  For the month of February, The Short Story Station introduced flash fiction -- a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity(Wikipedia).  There was a poll of various flash fiction stories voted upon by followers of the blog and the 2 stories that garnered most votes became the featured stories for the month. The stories that won the poll were those by Margaret Atwood and by David Foster Wallace. * HAPPY ENDINGS by Margaret Atwood I have Margaret Atwood's Blind Assassin and Surfacing on my to-be-read shelf for quite sometime now but haven't gone ahead to reading them. I...
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