Poems and Stories

For Janinna ๐Ÿ’•

One of my soul sisters sent this prompt to me. And I just wanted to see if I still got it with writing on the fly. I hope this delivered.

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She is finally silent, though her heavy breaths could still be heard within the stillness of the four walls of their living room. Her watery eyes are cold, determined, angry. She continues to look at him.

Him.

The man she once promised to love forever. The man she once said sheโ€™ll grow old together with. The man who held her heart for the longest time.

The man who she fell in-love once.

The same man that she isnโ€™t in-love with anymore.

โ€œIโ€™m done,โ€ she quietly says, sitting down on the couch she remembers as the very first furniture they bought together all those years ago. She chuckles bitterly at this realization. โ€œI am just so done.โ€ Continue reading “For Janinna ๐Ÿ’•”

Poems and Stories

Unbalanced – A Short Story

Heโ€™s seen her.

From the beginning of his concert from the stage until now. Even with the bright lights shining down on him, the loud sounds of the arena all around, he still sees her.

Sheโ€™s not exactly up front but sheโ€™s quite close that he can still make out what she looks like. Her long, brown hair flowing around her shoulders, her dark yet smoldering, bright eyes, and those full pink lips, smirking.

Continue reading “Unbalanced – A Short Story”

Poems and Stories · Random Thoughts

Prompted Drabbles

I’ve been having a massive writer’s block lately and I haven’t really gotten back my drive to write yet. I know, I know. It’s been MONTHS, goodness. Though there are times when I really REALLY want to write, I feel its urge. My muse is still there but for some reason, I’m having a hard time getting the drive and inspiration to get my pen and paper (or laptop and word document) and just… well, write.

So I took to Twitter and asked some mutuals for writing prompts that would help me get out of my funk, so to speak. I wrote some drabbles in response to that. See/read these drabbles below.

Well then. I hope these delivered. And hopefully as well, that this is the start of me writing once more. Continue reading “Prompted Drabbles”

Nowhere To Go · Published Books · Random Thoughts

“Thank You!” – The Photographer

This has been a long time coming, I know. I have been wanting to compose this post for the longest time and just hadn’t gotten the time around to doing so. But hey – better late than never, right? ๐Ÿ˜…

So, here it is. THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart – thank you, to everyone who bought and read my published book, The Photographer, and took the time to send me tweets, posts and messages that they have done so. I am grateful to all of you. Continue reading ““Thank You!” – The Photographer”

Photography Portfolio · Random Thoughts

Finally, Japan… ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

Last Spring Break – the whole family went to Japan for a vacation. Remember when I wrote before how Japan has always called my soul? Well, my soul finally answered the call.

And man – it was everything I imagined it to be and more. I cried when we landed on our first day, cried when we started walking the streets of Tokyo, cried when our plane took off on our last day.

Continue reading “Finally, Japan… ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต”

Poems and Stories

A Carved Dream (A Short Story)

Title: A Carved Dream

For AMACon 5

Genre: Semi-Thriller

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โ€œNO! STOP!โ€

I suddenly bolt up screaming, drenched in cold sweat and panting like I just ran a marathon. I look around, bewildered, trying to get a sense of where I am when I realize that Iโ€™m in my bedroom and I was just having a damn nightmare. Even though I knew it was but a dream – for a moment, I couldnโ€™t distinguish where I was and what was reality. I look at my hands and breathe a sigh of relief when I didnโ€™t see any blood just as my brain registers that my sheets are all tangled between my legs and my hair is sticking out all over the place.

โ€œJust a dream. Just a nightmare. Nothing more,โ€ I mumble out as I pass my shaking hands across my face. Iโ€™m a trembling mess.

Grabbing my chest and breathing deeply, I close my eyes as I try to tell my heart to calm the fuck down. Easier said than done, I know, but I need to do it if I donโ€™t want to look like a fucking zombie when I go to work later. I know itโ€™s probably very early in the morning since itโ€™s still dark out and I probably have a few more hours for sleep.

Though based on the thundering beats of my heart – Iโ€™m not sure if itโ€™s possible for me to go back to sleep. What with the adrenaline that is still pulsing through my whole body. Plus Iโ€™m not even sure if I really do want to go back to sleep.

Not if I would be seeingโ€”

โ€œItโ€™s just a dream. Itโ€™s just a dream, Nicky,โ€ I tell myself. โ€œItโ€™s not happening and itโ€™s never going to happen, alright?โ€ Continue reading “A Carved Dream (A Short Story)”

Nowhere To Go · Random Thoughts

Nippon ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

I woke up today dreaming of Japan. Again. ๐Ÿ˜…

Literally. Like I vividly saw Shibuya Crossing, Mt. Fuji, Tokyo Skytree, Akihabara – to name just a few – in my dream. And I was simply walking through it. Or floating. Or flying. I don’t really remember that part much. You know how dreams sometimes are. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚

And the funny thing here is – I’ve never been to Japan yet. Ever.

Oh sure, I’ve stopped there during some trips abroad on a layover. Stayed in the airport for an hour or so. But never went out and explored.

And another funny thing about that? I had bawled, every single time my plane would land or take off from Narita Airport. Yep. Bawled.

Weird huh? Continue reading “Nippon ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต”

Published Books

The Trouble With Men

IMG_2928-2Co-authored with four other lovely authors from the SweetBooks Writing Group (see below for complete list of authors). Also available via Kindle and paperback. To purchase, please click on the following links:

KINDLE:ย http://amzn.to/2ELfbJX

PAPERBACK (Amazon US):ย http://amzn.to/2sAXYOi

MATERICA (Paperback only available in the Philippines):ย http://bit.ly/2BBbFjp

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They’re either smother-them-with-kisses hot or kick-them-on-the-nuts annoying.

Seriously, how much trouble are these men? Continue reading “The Trouble With Men”