Tag Archives: Short Story

Book Review: Best Man – Aris Santos

Best ManI had a hard time composing myself. “Alam ko na kahit noong tayo pa, mas nangingibabaw ang pagiging lalaki mo. Pero hindi ka 100% straight!” “Nakapagdesisyon na ako. Pakakasalan ko si Romina,” ang sagot niya. Parang saglit na tumigil ang mundo ko. “May hihilingin sana ako sa’yo,” ang sabi niya. “Ano yun?” ang tanong ko. Inapuhap niya muna ang mga mata ko bago nagsalita. “Will you be my best man?”

Napaka-usual ng kwentong ito at napakawabe rin ng narrative. Makatotohanan din. Bakit nga ba may mga tao sa buhay natin tinatawag natin na “The One That Got Away?” – tapos naisip ko, eh anong tawag natin sa mga nakatuluyan natin in the end? Second choice?

Malungkot ang kwento and I’m sure maraming makakarelate sa mga kaganapan dito. Maganda ang estilo ng pagsusulat ni Aris Santos dahil tumatagos talaga sa puso, malinaw at makatotohanan ang pagkukwento niya.

Isa itong maikling kwento na sumasalamin sa mga karanasan ng hindi lamang ng mga taong nabibilang sa ikatlong kasarian kung hindi narin sa kahit sinong taong umiibig ngunit dala ng mapanghusgang lipunan o dala marahil ng pressure, napipilitan tayo/silang piliin ang desisyon na sumasalamin sa kagustuhan ng nakararami.

Bravo Aris! Keep on writing good stories!!!

Maari niyong i-download ang maikling kwento na ito sa link sa ibaba.
Free download at: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/..

Connect with ARIS SANTOS online:
http://www.akosiaris.blogspot.com
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/akosiaris
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6150416.Aris_Santos

Free Download: Hope (A Short Story) – epub, text and pdf.

HOPEHere’s another one of my free short stories you can download. Written in multi-lingual dialogues namely English, Kapampangan and Tagalog – Hope tells the story of a boy pursuing his dream until one awful experience turned that dream into a nightmare.

He was the most brilliant child to ever come out of Barrio San Simon.

They have big dreams for him and so was he.

He was their hope.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/560667

You can also rate or leave your review at
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25919180-hope

or download my other stories – > at the right side of your screen.

Again, salamat!

Free Download: Sapatos (A Short Story) – epub, text and pdf.

Cover - Sapatos

Hi guys!

Here’s one of my short stories again which I just published via Smashwords called “Sapatos.” It’s a really short story about a boy named Murray whose only wish on his birthday is to receive a pair of shoes. Nothing else. I shall warn you that it was a bit odd according to some of my friends who have first read it and finds it too bizarre but it’s just a short story and it’s free so I encourage you all to download it. And it’s in Tagalog. ^^ Google translate may work though. I’m still working on transferring them in English. Thanks!

CLICK THE COVER IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD NOW. THANKS!