Invited to go to Canada!

So I submitted a proposal about my Filipino-American urban-fantasy work to the Center for Babaylan Studies up in Canada, which recently got accepted. While I was freaking out about being broke and not being able to afford plane tickets PLUS the registration fee, one of my friends decided to start a Gofundme campaign. It’s great […]

The Crocodile God – looking for readers again!

The two Balangays in full sail
The two Balangays in full sail

Posting this informal synopsis again, because I’m about to ask Christian Mihai for some help with boosting my post.

“THE CROCODILE GOD’S” first draft is almost finished and I’d appreciate if my crew could read it and review it, or just leave some comments on the chapters so that the Inkitt admin will send it to an editor and get it on track for publishing.

I just updated with the latest chapter, so you won’t have to wait too long for the next one!

PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS AND REVIEWS ON THE INKITT WEBSITE, NOT JUST HERE.

Sorry for the all-caps, but people love to NOT-follow my instructions, so I’ll repeat them at the end of the synopsis.

Anyway, “The Crocodile God” is about a Fil-American woman Mirasol who finds a hot Fil-Australian dude called Haik shipwrecked on the beach. He’s muscled and covered in indigenous Filipino tattoos, so think Jason Momoa’s Aquaman with shorter hair, an Australian accent, and REALLY FUCKING DARK SKIN.

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The Crocodile God – Looking for readers

I’ve been posting about The Crocodile God on social-media for about a week now and nobody’s following my instructions to LEAVE FEEDBACK ON THE INKITT WEBSITE, so I hope you folks from WordPress will take a look at my novel.

This is copy/pasted from my Facebook, but most all of my social-media is getting spammed with similar posts.

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Was planning on updating my novel-in-progress “Moonflowers,” but ended up brainstorming some cover-art instead. The baybayin doesn’t translate quite word-for-word: It’s “bulaklak sa buwan,” or “flowers of the moon.” Link to the story is here, and I swear I’ll update it soon. https://www.inkshares.com/books/moonflowers And the photo’s link to hitRECord is here: https://hitrecord.org/records/3674764

[Short Story] – Sea-Demons

Hey guys, I wrote some horror/modern fantasy because a friend tagged me for this Tumblr writing-prompt: “Date a selkie, but don’t hide her cloak because trust is important in relationships.”

I revisited selkie lore since the last time I read it in detail was when I was like, twelve, and I found out IT’S ACTUALLY MISERABLE BECAUSE A WHOLE RACE OF WOMEN ARE GETTING ABDUCTED. Sometimes the selkies are even married already, and I’m like “well, abduction is already a shit thing when she’s single, but y’all just straight up rape someone’s wife and then you wonder why she wants to leave so bad???”

So I was like “I’ll shipwreck some Filipino cannibal-mermaids in Ireland, so they can fucking eat the bastard they encounter who’s trying to kidnap a selkie-woman.”


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[Short Story] – The Sea-God’s Children

I was hunting around for this short story on my writing-blog and it turns out it’s been sitting on my main blog for a damn year, so I finally reposted it to my writing-blog… waaaaaay too late for it to be imported. Lol at my crap timing.

Context: On Tumblr, David J. Prokopetz wrote some hilariously creative Dungeons and Dragons prompts, and the one that jumped out at me is “A river that flows uphill. Somehow it never occurred to the enchanter that a backwards river necessarily originates in the sea; as a result, the water is saline, rendering it useless for drinking and irrigation and playing havoc with the riverside ecosystem. On the plus side, having rivers that go both directions has been a great boon for inland trade.”

So my ass was like “OMG A BACKWARDS RIVER WOULD BE GREAT IN SOUTH ASIA, AND NOT JUST FOR THE TRADE ROUTE AND INSTANT SEA-SALT. WE COULD GROW COCONUTS AND MANGROVES AND HAVE DELICIOUS SALMON/MARLIN.”


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