Let my stories be your very own inter-dimensional portal, one that spans multiple genres and niches, from hard-boiled noir and space opera, to wuxia and pulp adventure. 

I dabble in microfiction, flash fiction, and interactive storytelling. My short stories have been published in Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol. 4 and the charity anthology Ruin and Resolve.

I support:

#ProjectCharacter - Creating fictional people as complex and nuanced as we are, ourselves

#BadAssReads - Because storytelling can be a tough, white-knuckle experience

#GrownUpReads #AdultFiction - Readers and writers with life experiences beyond coming-of-age and new adult concerns

Will do read-for-read for particular formats ( #microfiction #flash #drabble ), styles ( #NewWeird #slipstream #metafiction #pulp ) and subgenres ( #dieselpunk #atompunk ).

More details here: http://my.w.tt/UiNb/UU3BvrbfJF

SHORT FICTION HONORS ( < 5000 words )

First of the Gang to Die - http://w.tt/1pzwTEz
A Wattpad Featured Story from May 2015 to July 2017

Himachali Gothic - https://my.w.tt/UiNb/KYGkyym55G
Winner of @ParanormalCommunity challenge 2

The Nature of the Beast - http://my.w.tt/UiNb/ZLTCIuJwFF
2nd Place for the Rumble in the Jungle @Adventure contest

Swamp Blood and & "The City Brilliant" - http://w.tt/1pzwIJf
Runner-up for the Equinox Adventure contest by @AdventureCommunity

Sugarland - http://w.tt/1UInmYX
Honorable mention for @Romance Challenge 19 (Love Me Tinder)

FLASH FICTION HONORS ( < 1000 words )

Scrib-O-Rama - http://my.w.tt/UiNb/yrh9GpDTsy
Winner of the first #LitFicContest by @LiteraryFiction

Deadstock - http://my.w.tt/UiNb/vDxrma2l3E
Winner of the #RockOnZombie contest by @WattZombies

A Loss For Words - http://w.tt/22H1A9v
One of 7 winners for the flash fiction challenge by @su-SPEC-t

  • Pasig, Philippines
  • JoinedApril 18, 2014

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paolojcruz paolojcruz Oct 09, 2017 07:14AM
I've often dabbled with paranormal elements in my stories but it has never been quite so central as it is in "Himachali Gothic", a tale of writers' block and cosmic horror set in a north Indian hill...
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