A Day at the LRT | Daily Prompt: A to Z

Create a short story, piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet.

Asan ka na ba?” (“Where are you?”) – call from Allen, 39, Manager
“Boss, OTW po.” (“Boss, I’m on my way.”) – text from Bobby, 30, Office Assistant
“Crowd control nga, di naman maayos.” (“There is crowd control, but it’s not orderly.”) – comment from Casey, 15, student
“Di ko marinig yung sinasabi, ngongo naman kasi yung loudspeaker.” (“I can’t hear what’s being said, the loudspeaker is garbled.”) – comment from Diane, 65, hospital retiree
“Emergency lang po, sino dito ang trained medical professional?” (“This is an emergency, who here is a trained medical professional?”) – overheard from Emme, 27, Security Personnel
“Flease let me fass.” (“Please let me pass.”) – overheard from Farida, 44, social butterfly
“Guard, manong, bakit po delayed?” (“Guard, sir, why is it delayed?”) – overheard from Gino, 35, Agent
“Hinga lang po kayo ng malalamin, missis, hinga lang po.” (“Just breathe deep please, ma’am, breathe deep.”) – overheard from Halley, 57, Head Nurse
“Is that guy going to do what I think he will do?” – call from Isaac, 19, tourist
“JUMPED—OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG—OH MY GAWD!” – call from JJ, 37, Flight Attendant
“Kala ko ba eh wala nang skip train?” (“I thought there wasn’t any more skip train?”) – comment from Kaye, 28, Waitress
“Late na naman yun as usual.” (“He’s late as usual.”) – text from Lally, 39, Secretary
“May nag tweet: merong tumalon na lalaki sa EDSA Station, Northbound.” (“Someone tweeted: a man jumped from the EDSA Station, Northbound.”) – overheard from MJ, 40, online addict
“Naku, delayed na naman ang LRT nito.” (“Oh, the LRT will be delayed again.”) – comment from Neal, 55, Driver
“Oi, padaanin ninyo, magde-deliver lang kami.” (“Hey, let us pass, we just have to deliver something.”) – overheard from Olan, 39, Delivery Boy
“Pahingi naman po ng Libre.” (“Please give me Libre.”) – overheard from Patrice, 23, Cashier
“Querido, querida, wala na bang ibang plot sa telenovela ngayon?” (“Another man, another woman, are there any other telenovela plots today?”) – overheard from Q, 28, Blogger
“Red, I repeat, Code Red to all LRT personnel.” – overheard from Raffy, 45, Station Mananger
“So, ano, di pa ba tayo magji-jeep?” (“So what, won’t be taking the jeep?”) – overheard from Seven, 19, Hustler
“Taxi na lang tayo.” (“Let’s just take the taxi.”) – overheard from Tarou, 59, customer
“Under no circumstances are any of you to divulge any information to anyone, not until this matter has been cleared by the police.” – call from Ulrich, 53, AVP – Security
“Vakla, hagardo versoza na aketch, umagang kay ganda pa lamang!” (“Friend, I am so tired and it’s just morning!”) – call from from Viane, 24, drag queen
“What will you name them?” – overheard from William, 37, surgeon
“Xcus n daw ung l8 n10.” (“Our tardiness is excused.”) – text from Xander, 29, Office Staff
“Yaya, make them move a little nga, you know, usog.” – overheard from Yan, 18, heiress
“Zer ke veh ne detteh eng veveh ke?” (“Are you sure this is where we get off?”) – text from Zane, 15, fan


This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, text messages, tweets, and social network posts and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s been 23 hears since I first and last rode the LRT and this brought me back! Love love love it! Love the Yaya one!


    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Some things about the LRT don’t change, even with the passing of the years.


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