An Anthology for Kids

I could still remember how much fun some of my classmates and I had reading it, especially “English is a Pain! (Pane?)” by Shirlee Curlee Bingham. But during that time, it never occurred to me that I had an anthology with me—and one that is meant for kids!

The Nameless Nymph

I have heard of national hero and poet Francisco Balagtas mention that Laguna de Bay has nymphs in one of his poems, which I still could not find. But I have yet to come across anything that says that Pasig River has even one nymph.

Refresh the Soul | 100 Poems by 100 Poets: An Anthology

Dear Messrs. Harold Pinter, Geoffrey Godbert, and Anthony Astbury: Good day, sirs! Just a few hours ago, I finished reading your collection. I found the book at a book fair and decided that I would buy it for the sake of change. I read mostly novels and short stories. And while I enjoy poems, I’ve…

Gone | Daily Prompt: Bookworms

Grab the nearest book. Open it and go to the tenth word. Do a Google Image Search of the word. Write about what the image brings to mind. The mere word reminded me of Ginger. She’s from this old Nickelodeon show, “As Told By Ginger”. It was one of the best episodes, especially with this…

Beneath the Rubble | Daily Prompt: Opposite Day

If you normally write non-fiction, post a photo. If you normally post images, write fiction. If you normally write fiction, write a poem. If you normally write poetry, draw a picture. In the darkest corners they reside Beneath the rubble Beyond the light Memories of the past and a place A living darkness A soul…

The Girl I Did Not Write About | Daily Prompt: Keep Out

Who is the one person you hope isn’t reading your blog? Why? It’s the girl from the post, The Letter That Killed Me. My entire blog wouldn’t interest her one bit. Save for that particular piece. That—I bet—would bring fire into her eyes. And not the romantic kind, mind you. We had only one argument….

The Letter That Killed Me | Daily Prompt: Never

Tell us about a thing you’ll never write about. I’ll never tell you about her. I’ll never tell you how she caught my attention by asking for my attention. I’ll never tell about how she looked so cute and beautiful and amazing and wonderful and outrageous all at the same time when I first saw…

Change Without Prior Notice | Daily Prompt: I Want to Know What Love Is

We each have many types of love relationships — parents, children, spouses, friends. And they’re not always with people; you may love an animal, or a place. Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all the varieties of “love”? It is unpredictable. Admittedly, I am one of the wrong people to answer…