Written for AMACon 5 at Twitter
He enters the restaurant with his office mates and bosses after their company’s board meeting ended early. It’s bound to be a light night out, that perhaps will end in a few drinks a little later after dinner. He’s in a pretty good mood, what with it being almost weekend and all.
Walking inside the restaurant they had reservations in, he’s laughing at one of the jokes that his director is telling him when he suddenly stops in his tracks. He doesn’t understand it but his heart suddenly starts to pound.
What’s going on? He wonders and places a hand against his heart, frowning as he looks down. This is unusual. He thinks as he feels his heart threatening to jump out of his chest. He feels anxious and he doesn’t know the reason why. I need to calm down.
Then he feels a tingle go down his spine as goosebumps erupt along his arms. He suddenly looks up, eyes wide and still full of wonder, his gaze zeroing in on… something—no, rather… a someone.
And his breathing hitches.
Oh god… He thinks as he tries to stifle the gasp that’s about to come out of his lips, his heart clenching so painfully hard that he starts to breathe shallowly. Continue reading “Souled (A Short Story)”
Those who totally know me, know that I’m not really a huge fan of Valentine’s. 😅 Of love, yes – since I’m a romantic at heart and I believe that love should be celebrated every day and not just once in a year. But I don’t begrudge those that celebrate it. Valentines, after all, is a day to celebrate all kinds of love. I still like seeing couples become extra lovey-dovey during this time or even families and little kids expressing love to their parents and siblings. It’s still a nice feeling. 😊
Just this late morning, my 4-year old little boy came home from his speech therapy and asked me first thing when he walked in the door, “Mommy, is today Valentines?” I answered yes and then, without preamble – he hugged me tight and said in a loud voice, “I love you, Mommy!” Continue reading “One Long Stemmed Rose”
It’s been a while… 👀😶
I know. I know. I really have no one besides myself to blame for not updating this site or writing anything in it or posting photos and such. Been busy being a momma on most days and fixing our lives, so to speak. 😅
But hey – on a good note, a novel that I’ve been rewriting and editing is already finished and is now going through the process of being proofread and beta read by a good writer/editor friend of mine. I am hoping to get it published by the beginning of March, if all goes well.
Also – I’m in the process of writing a new novel too with another good author friend, who is also my soul sister. This one – we’re hoping to be done writing by April so we could perhaps get it published by May. Continue reading “Hello. Testing. 👀”
IN ANGER AND LOVE
You stand there in front of me
Just within my reach,
Your hair – a mess
Your face – scarlet
Your voice – hoarse
As you tried to make me see,
Make me understand
Make me believe.
You know I am seething
You know I am trying
To control myself
From lashing out
Because I don’t want —
You to hurt
You to cry
You to —
Hate me all you want
Love me afterwards
Scream at me
Claw at me
And when all is said and done
Come to me
Let me —
Calm you down
Dry your tears
Hug you tight
Kiss you tenderly
You may not be perfect but you’re still the best dad that our kids have. Thank you for being their dad. It’s not easy, I know, but I also see how much you give and do for them and how much you love them, us. We love you back, gazillions of times. 💛 Happy Father’s Day Hun. 😘 #RinnahAndConiah #FathersDay #lovesofmylife #family
My partner in crime ❤️ #my_365 #my_partner_in_crime #love #loveofmylife #summer #swimming #cooldown #vsco #vscocam
My life. Them. ❤️❤️❤️ #lovesofmylife #family #memories #moments #mommyhood #love #missingthemlikecrazy
They keep me going. ❤️❤️❤️ #love #lovesofmylife #moments #mommyhood #babies #cherish #family
Hubby enjoying the cold and big raindrops at our verandah. ☔️☔️☔️ “Sarap maligo sa ulan!” 😁😁😁 ❤️❤️❤️ #vsco #vscocam #rain #funintherain #onlyinthephilippines #love #loveofmylife #moments #cherish #fun #rainyseason #maligotayosaulan