Short Fiction Highlight: “59 Beads” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

Netherlands-based, Philippine writer Rochita Loenen-Ruiz‘s new story, “59 Beads”, has just been published in the December issue of Apex Magazine. Check it out.

Air limousines floated by like ghosts in a night filled with a jangle of sounds. A mad juxtaposition of chords, wailing voices and crooned-out tunes mangled by the sound of honking horns, curses and the cries of the desperate filled the dark streets. Cordoba’s End, home to migrants and refugees.

After their parents succumbed to the rot, Pyn and Sienna wandered the streets of Cordoba. Together, they trekked the back side of the posh quarter. Ecstasy street, Ilona’s Oord, Sonatina’s Point, the words tasted as exotic and beautiful as the places themselves. – read the rest of the story.

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