There is a battle within my soul. I feel as if I am rebelling against my higher self. There is strength within me that wants to defy what it was I planned. I have called myself irrational for making a decision with how I wanted to live this life. To live in this life … Continue reading Samsara: A Promise
I was born in a small town outside of Manila City, Philippines. The first few years of my life was spent in a town called Cavite. The residents of this town all knew each other, and they knew each of the family’s history. The house I grew up in belonged to my paternal grandparents. When … Continue reading The Nobodies, The Nothings, and The No Ones.
Samsara Chapter 13: The Meeting She made the cognizant decision that in the time they will re-enter that she will call herself “Phoebe.” This was her plan—no matter what the circumstances may bring, and no matter what she decides her mission will be. Phoebe sat in the massive balcony overlooking … Continue reading Samsara: Chapter 13 – The Meeting (excerpt)
He sat and observed the people sitting around him. It was a busy Sunday morning and rightfully so since everyone was celebrating the one figure who gave them all life. He had read somewhere that mother’s day was a holiday that was intentionally meant for something else—the celebration of women who chose to be or … Continue reading Perspectives
She rushed to the next gate at the SeaTac airport cussing at herself for not eating a real meal while she had a layover in San Diego. If she timed it right, she had enough time to get one of those pre-made sandwiches and a drink. Hell, she might even have the time to … Continue reading Two Old Men, and a Feminist On A Plane..
Phoebe looks up to see her dad pull up in the parking area. She runs excitedly from the building where she spends her days after school learning ballet. Eli promised her that they would stop at Gertie’s pastry shop to select the dessert they plan to have after dinner. Phoebe’s earthly love for her … Continue reading Samsara: Chapter 12 (excerpt)- Phoebe
I believe I have been reborn twice in my life. I was first born in Cavite, City Philippines in the 70s. I was reborn in Oakland, California in the 80s, and again in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 90s. Monique Truong wrote about her being reborn from a child born in Vietnam, to her childhood in … Continue reading Reborn.
CHAPTER 11: Eli The elevator door opens and Eli makes his way to the room designated for him to meet with Dr. Turner and his client, Oberton Lidley. As he gets nearer to the room, he realizes that Dr. Turner is waiting for him in the hall. “Oh good, Eli. You’re here,” she said. “Hello … Continue reading Samsara: Chapter 11 – Eli (Continued)
The DelCastillo women are pretty ambitious when it comes to this life. My sister Jackie, who I've written about as my Storytexter, had two weeks to spend in San Diego for work. She's a Registered Nurse, and a Lieutenant in a military branch where female officers are still a small subset group serving their country. … Continue reading In Return.
“Let’s do a challenge while we’re in San Diego!” Jackie texted while I was in my office preparing a list of items that I needed to do before taking off for a short vacation. “Ok, we should eat Filipino food every night since we don’t do this often!” I texted back. “Yes! Let’s eat … Continue reading In Pursuit of a Quest.