Perfect World Stories
written by Jay Crisostomo IV | illustrated by Claudine Delfin *Beep. *Beep. *Beep. The human body is a simple machine. It’s purpose is singular and absolute: carnivorous survival. The mouth is violent. The stomach is selfish in its voracity. All else may perhaps be consider but tools to aide mastication, digestion, and defecation. Feet for running. Hands to hold weapons. Muscles to overpower. And blood to pump adrenalin.
by Jose Delos Reyes Historikal na tula tungkol sa isang trahedya sa Leyte noong Disyembre 2003. Nagkaroon ng landslide na sumira sa buong barangay ng Punta at pumatay ng halos 300 na tao. Ang tulang ito ay sumusubok ialala ang mga naganap pagkatapos ng landslide. Tahimik ang taumbayan habang pinupulot ang mga labi ng alaalang linunod sa pag-anod ng bundok. Bumubuhos ang ulan sa mga kamay na dumudungaw mula sa
written by Guelan Luarca | illustrated by Zai Millar Alice. Anna Karenina. Antigone. Aphrodite. Beatrice. Catherine Earnshaw. Circe. Cressida. Daisy Buchanan. Dido. Elektra. Elinor Dashwood. Elizabeth Bennet. Emma Bovary. Emma Woodhouse. Esther. Eurydice. Eve. Gertrude. Guinevere. Hecuba. Hedda Gabler. Helen of Troy. Imogen. Iphigeneia. Ishtar. Isolde. Jane Eyre. Juliet. Lady Macbeth. Laura. Lavinia. Marguerite Gautier. Marianne Dashwood. Mary Magdalene. Medea. Mina Harker. Ms. Julie. Nora. Olivia. Ophelia. Portia. Rosalind.
by Joanna Mungcal the brain has synapses. you would think that an organ like this would be as faultless as your head, now tilted upwards as if searching for the burnt stars, the planets in habitual rotation and insects: similarly seeking comfort and sleep in the heat of a head full of spaces. synapses: again, the spaces between nodes upon nodes of nerves battling to send the message across.
written by Hansley Juliano | illustrated by Kiko Dans The smell of letters Quite tasty as you read them And thus I await: I’ll gnaw with gusto the words of command.