Feelings

A walk in the past! By Emmanuelle IN Coelho’s Alchemist, the boy’s heart told him ditzy things like “most people see the world as a threatening place, and because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.” Zoom the perspective to the here and narrow, most people see a town as […]

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The myth of the first flood! By Emmanuelle CHILDREN of God-loving and God-fearing parents were told early in life of the Bible story of how the first man and woman came to be. Or, at least, most of the children were. The rest were left to their inquisitive selves to learn the story of the […]

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When it rains, it pours! By Emmanuelle AND how it poured these many a day! In June and July, the farmers welcomed the grace of rain as it poured, cool and pure, from the skies. Our patch of earth in this part of the world wallowed in the wet, gurgling as it swallowed. It stirred […]

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The late Mr. Juan dela Cruz By Emmanuelle RARE and admirable are those people who are up and away from their bed even before the sun does. Those early birds chirpily breeze through their morning rituals without much fussy feet-dragging, including doing death-defying acts like flipping an egg its sunny side perfectly up over hot […]

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Love is dear! By Emmanuelle HE was from this island paradise, where one is forever a child running fast and furious through its flats and hills and mountains high. It was a running as a prelude to, later in his young life like most others of his ilk, a running away from this place where […]

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Breaking up! By Emmanuelle I SUBTITLED this true story The Would House and you would soon see why. Ah, so soon, you saw why. I have this friend, so hard to find therefore so precious, who is, almost always, unbelievably on the verge or in the middle of, or just recovering from a breakup. Or […]

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Pearls By Emmanuelle IF there were five hundred Feelings stories, this true story would be among the first ten or twenty ever written. The subject was told of the publication of her life story by a friend; the subject never got to read it in print. Thus, this story, retold, is for her. There are […]

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High spirits! By Emmanuelle              AND, suddenly, there she was, walking past my sprawled self, like she had never left us! Forty-eight days after she died, eight days after we gave her a fairly decent send-off to heaven on her body’s fortieth day on earth. Suddenly, there she was! Previous to her walking pass and back […]

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Too much love! By Emmanuelle SOMETIMES, not always, I go through a story in my mind with a psychologist friend before I write it and submit said story to the editors. Our talk will go like this (my friend is forever in italics; she is curvy, curly and crunchily opinionated, meaning the friend hands out […]

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