The Cathedral of Monte Cristo (Episode 1)
The Cathedral of Monte Cristo
It was a countryside paradise with a large post-War bamboo and nipa house, flanked by giant fruit trees, standing guard in front of a golden rice field shimmering in the breeze.
Crisostomo De Leon climbed up the ladder-like wooden stair and was knocking at the door.
"Aunt Maya?" the teenager called out, sensing everything inside and smelling the ambrosial aroma of caldereta chicken. Inside, the sounds of footsteps approached, and the wooden door opened.
"Crisostomo!" she exclaimed, delighted. "I didn't you were coming! But I'm glad you did! Come in, come in!"
To Be Continued Next Saturday
December 4, 2014, Thursday
Some incredible stuff have been happening to me lately even as I enter into their mysteries.
I saw on the headline of a local paper that the city is on red alert because of "super typhoon" Ruby will make landfall this Saturday.
I'm not even fazed. My landlord's brother just told me that it was supposed to have been last night. I know I'm protected, except from those I've charted for myself before I've been born in this lifetime. But aside from that, I have the inexplicable yet imperturbable certainty that no harm can ever come to me.
You'll Be Safe Here
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