Poems and Stories

Hello, doll… (A Short Story)

A really good friend and soul sister of mine sent me this writing prompt when I was in a kind of writing stump. To be honest, I had fun writing this. And I hope this delivered. 💕

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“Ahhhh shit,” he winces as he suddenly feels his left inside wrist burn.

He knows what it means, even as he watches the mark fascinatingly etch itself onto his seemingly unmarred skin – branding him, calling him, summoning him.

He gives a deep sigh before getting out of the old, abandoned car he found stalled beside an unnamed stretch of highway. He’s been hanging out here for devil knows how long, knowing that sooner or later, he will be… called.

He stretches and groans satisfyingly, feeling his back muscles pop. How long has it been since he moved? He’s gotten so still as he… waited. Continue reading “Hello, doll… (A Short Story)”

Poems and Stories

Fate on Christmas : a short Christmas story

Aaron Jameson looks up and shivers. “Ahh… It’s freezing tonight,” he mumbles to himself, putting his hands inside his jeans pockets to keep warm. He’s standing under a huge billboard along Sunset Blvd., the billboard being that of his face, advertising the new album he just released.

Taking out his phone, he takes a quick photo of his own billboard and fusses a bit when he sees the photo blurry. His hands are shaking and he doesn’t know if it’s from the cold or if it’s because of nerves.

Shaking his head, he takes another and nods to himself when the photo this time around came out better.

He doesn’t really understand why he’s doing this but for some reason, he just found himself doing so.

It’s late and though Hollywood doesn’t really sleep, it isn’t as crowded as it usually is, especially since it’s a weekday. Continue reading “Fate on Christmas : a short Christmas story”

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“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? 😅

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”

Poems and Stories

A Carved Dream (A Short Story)

Title: A Carved Dream

For AMACon 5

Genre: Semi-Thriller

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“NO! STOP!”

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 I’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 couldn’t distinguish where I was and what was reality. I look at my hands and breathe a sigh of relief when I didn’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.

“Just a dream. Just a nightmare. Nothing more,” I mumble out as I pass my shaking hands across my face. I’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 don’t want to look like a fucking zombie when I go to work later. I know it’s probably very early in the morning since it’s still dark out and I probably have a few more hours for sleep.

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

Not if I would be seeing—

“It’s just a dream. It’s just a dream, Nicky,” I tell myself. “It’s not happening and it’s never going to happen, alright?” Continue reading “A Carved Dream (A Short Story)”

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: http://amzn.to/2ELfbJX

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

MATERICA (Paperback only available in the Philippines): 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”

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Vita Et Morte – Finally Published

So… 👀 I finally did it 🙈 I finally was able to publish one of my short stories/novellas onto Amazon KDP.

I didn’t know I would be able to do this, but I did. And I’m grateful for those who believed that I could. 😌 You know who you all are. 💛

Please give it a try! Search for “Vita Et Morte” over at Amazon. It’s only $0.99 or free via Kindle Unlimited. 😁

I would also appreciate it if you would also leave a review over at Amazon. It would help boost my book.

Currently working on getting that paperback for this story done, too! Will update you all once I have it printed and ready for release. Thank you all!! 😘💛🤗

P.S. if you want to get a free copy in exchange for an honest review that you must post on your blog or socmed accounts, kindly comment below or email me at ruth.ilasco@icloud.com