Philippine Speculative Fiction III

This is turning into “List” day!

Here are the opening lines from some of the stories in the above collection, edited by Dean Francis Alfar and Nikki Alfar :

  • Mia Tijam’s “The Ascension of Our Lady Boy”

“Let us begin with my earliest memory as a lady:  Daddy had complained to Iyay who was my yaya (and my yaya before and his mama’s yaya before that) that I was lacking something strong in Read the rest of this entry »

Heads Up, New York Dwellers!

Friends Always Creating Theater

Otherwise known as F. A. C. T.

Has its end-of-the-month reading series this Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010

3 p.m.

at Joria Mainstage, 260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY

Here are the six plays being presented:

  • Bitten, by Penny Jackson

Stella tries to share her wisdom, and a little whisky, with her grandson …  but who is the wiser?

  • Prototype of the Perfect Man by Nathaniel Kressen

Women have always searched for the ideal partner.  As one finds out, sometimes you get what you pay for.

  • Three Days Lying in a Yard by Mark D. Ransom

Sometimes what keeps a couple together is coming to terms with finally being apart

  • Play with Your Food by Bill Kozy

Diets, food-table warnings, calorie counts, maybe we need to take a break and have a little fun with our meals!

  • You Gave Me Nothing by Chris Purnell

A classic tale of woman vs. genie —  but this time, they both need to be careful what they wish for!

  • Work Break by Steve Sherman

A park bench play about pomegranates, pie and the fine line between adversary and friend

Suggested donation:  $5

Following the readings, there will be FREE wine and MINGLING!

Stay tuned.

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