• Graduation Day

    It dawns like a day Of impending doom: I stand on the cracked second-floor corridor And stare at the rusty bars Of the three-decade-old balcony. A guttural prayer escapes my chapped lips ...

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    Graduation Day
  • Organized Madness: Lizard

    LIZARD, by Banana Yoshimoto 180 pages, Fiction from Pocket Books "I dropped a bowl and broke it, which upset me so much that I burst into tears. Then I decided to sit down and read a comic, ...

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    Organized Madness: Lizard
  • Stone

    Stolen from the aria Of crashing forest waters, Ripped like a body's heart; A-bleeding A stone. Stories of war shattered Long since; Dead hearts wielding World War II's disease ...

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  • Disruption: A Trilogy on Unnamed Sensations

    Stave first: Lost Brainfreeze is all there is to it. Nothingness in my line of vision. Stave second: Taken You live in my head Like cancer You disrupt my system As Y2K would A ...

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    Disruption: A Trilogy on Unnamed Sensations

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Shirley Siaton-Parabia is an award-winning author in English, Filipino and Hiligaynon. She is a literary and journalism honors recipient of the Stevan Javellana Foundation, Philippine Information Agency, and West Visayas State University. Her essays, fiction and poetry have been published in The Philippine Star, Panay News, Daily Informer, MOD Magazine and Glitter Magazine. Her plays have been staged at the University of the Philippines-Visayas.

Based in Muscat with her family, Shirley is a black belt in Shotokan Karate, an international certified fitness coach, and an avid powerlifter.

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