Below are seven stories and nineteen poems, a translation and a book review. While some of these have been written much earlier, all were granted online presence this past year. I don't think I can assemble something like this for 2013. One reason is that I plan to write more in Filipino. Also, I've got something happy (and most likely unpublishable) planned for my English, and tekstongbopis shall have to take the brunt of that.
But we all know the song. Plans are plans, and life is life.
Let this offering close my 2012. I'd be gratified if you'll keep one or two with you, something to take home to your newer year.
Mar 11, Inventories
Mar 11, What was Wrong with Ikka?
Mar 19, Mr. Echo
Apr 8, F Pts of Plottng
Apr 20, Very Last Day as Fiction Apprentice
May 6, The Beloved Idiom
May 13, Blot Testing
May 29, Woman, After Ka Fort
Jun 2, Theme of Orange and Phthalo Emerald
Jun 3, The Long Summer of Old Arturo Contemplating Celibacy
Jun 10, You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Tarpaulins
Jul 7, Duwende
Jul 22, A post-‘Grand Narrative’ approach to the poetics of Filipino nation-building
Jul 22, John Steps Over the Rainbow
Aug 19, Flood was never only water
Aug 19, In search of soft hills
Sep 9 / Oct 21, The Stair-spirit
Oct 29, Solo Passage
Nov 11, Paracale Underground
Nov 11, Bird of Makiling
Nov 11, God of the Hour-long Rain
Nov 23, Full Deck, White Babel
Nov 25, Might
Nov 25, Pita
Nov 25, Sample Exploratory
Nov 25, Victoria
Dec 26, Tugon sa Kaibigan (salin kay Mao)
Dec 30, Before they're allowed to graduate
Dec 30, External Markings