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The spoils of war

My story, Broken Things, is about the spoils of war and how no one should suffer its consequences. I am grateful to Pencilled In Magazine for choosing to publish it in its inaugural issue.

Only a few copies of Pencilled In Magazine Issue 1 are available HERE.

Broken Things: In the aftermath of World War II and amid the devastation of the vast Philippines archipelago, the very young Robérto Rodrígo de Montáño and his family have become indirect casualties of war. Refusing to play victim to the atrocities, he sets out to regain old familial playgrounds, armed only with the naivety of youth, the flavour of old memories in his tongue and a steely determination to reclaim his home from the clutches of war. He sets out stealthily towards the ruins of Manila after the city’s liberation from the Japanese Imperial Army, unwittingly bringing himself and his two younger siblings, Miguelíto and Isabélla, across the threshold where reality gives way to the loss of innocence and plants the seed of brokenness that is likely to stay within themselves for the rest of their lives. Broken Things is a fictional but poignant hop to a time when young minds and pure but fragile souls were shattered by the unfortunate consequences of man’s inherent need to conquer and destroy.

Makeover cover of Words That Don’t Mean Anything

In Short Publishing Co., publisher of my pocketbook-sized short story single, Words That Don’t Mean Anything, is coming up with seven new titles and doing a makeover of all the titles.

Here’s my new cover, and it’s awesome!!!

Thanks, In Short Publishing Co.! Can’t wait for this!

All the current titles are available here: https://inshortpublishing.com/collections/all

More books in a (shoe)box

These are cute, little pocketbooks of my short story, ‘Words That Don’t Mean Anything‘ published and released by In Short Publishing Company (Melbourne, Victoria). I can’t get over how cute and handy they are.

You can order your own copy through In Short Publishing Company’s online store (hopefully in store soon in various retailers).

http://www.inshortpublishing.com/shop1/uncategorized/words-that-dont-mean-anything/

(Image courtesy of In Short Publishing Company’s H. Cox and J. Crupi.)

WTDMA in a box

That rough feel of book pages

I am smitten over my new pocketbook short story, Words That Don’t Mean Anything, from In Short Publishing Co, the rough texture  and the smell of freshly-printed pages. I’m a tactile person and I like to feel the pages, the way they stick to clammy hands and how the skin could almost feel the letters jumping out of the page. I’d go for actual books over eBooks, for sure.

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