I honestly miss writing short story. I remember during my on-the-job training for print (way back 2010), I was given a deadline of 24 hours to submit a piece that can move hearts. I wrote a touching story about a homosexual entitled Nanay Tatay!
When it was stored in the college library, I heard from my classmates that there were students who borrowed the book (compilation of our original stories) and read it inside their dormitory. They told me that students cried when they read my piece.
Undeniably, that moment I told my classmates, “They cried while reading it may be because I actually cried while writing it.”
Then my proctor told me, “You have a big potential. Why don’t you compete in national?”