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.

Some of you might know me as the founder and quizmaster of GeekFight Trivia Night.



I support:
#ProjectCharacter - Creating fictional people as complex and nuanced as we are, ourselves
#BadAssReads - Because storytelling can be a tough, white-knuckle experience



Wattpad honors:

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

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

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

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)
  • Pasig, Philippines
  • JoinedApril 18, 2014



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Stories by Paolo Jose Cruz
Hematography for Beginners [CPN] by paolojcruz
Hematography for Beginners [CPN] Vampire
A cellphone novel about post-life crisis. ☨ A nebbish Filipino vampire reconsiders his (post-)life choices after a fun but stressful dalliance with a party girl. ☨ RIYL: What We Do In The Shadows, Phonogram, Being...
First of the Gang to Die by paolojcruz
First of the Gang to Die Short Story
A group of teenage boys make a reality-altering discovery in an empty lot, circa 1993. ∞ Originally published in Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol. 4 ∞ A Wattpad Featured Story as of May 2015
Scrib-O-Rama by paolojcruz
Scrib-O-Rama Short Story
A Post-Künstlerroman in Five Passages § A writer struggles to finish his second novel while also trying to be a dad, an outsourced customer support trainer, a tabletop gamer... and perhaps more? ...
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