THIS IS FOR MY MUSE, WHOM I HAVE ABANDONED IN EXCHANGE FOR MY TECHNICAL PURSUITS
Subikon had been laid to rest. The author's closest friend, Dominique Pahina, inherited her will to carry on writing stories and posts that reflect the farther spectrum of human nature. Still stories will be posted on Wattpad and opinion posts here.
“It is a sin to take one's own life...Suffering is only temporary; yours will eventually pass because every problem has a solution,” these lines summarize how Filipinos react to news about suicide. In a nation praised worldwide for exhibiting resilience during dire times, depression is an anomaly in the social fabric, and disturbed realities are quickly welcomed with persecution.
It has been almost two years since I started taking psychotropic medicines. Although I can't always adhere to the prescriptions due to financial constraints, I can say that there have significant improvements.
Minutes before the Crafting Ceremony, Clover did her final act. With agile but graceful arm movements, she bent water into her will. A delicate, beautiful art piece laid in front of her. It would take time before she can do that again, so she thought. In the ceremony, she will be receiving a medallion with doubled-headed arrows instead of a spiral swirl. To become a blacksmith not an artisan, that was the deal.
Hot, smoky and dirty, this was the smithy. Inevitably, Clover was pulled into her new world, holding on a friend's wise words to get by. If she thinks being a smith apprentice had completely altered the course of her life. She would have to reconsider that after a pack of Obsidia and their unknown masters raid their town.
Unhampered by the rain and puddle splashes, a lass scurried along the boulevard. She was oblivious to the bewildered looks the fellow commuters gave to her. At the train station, she will reunite with her buddies for an out of town trip.
Silvia had been frequenting the hospital for the past two years. Her legs and feet get numbed every now and then. Sometimes, she completely loses her ability to walk. According to her doctor her condition is caused by some gene mutation and only one in every million gets the illness.