But Is It Art?

Usually the conversation between art and commerce tires the living daylights out of me, but since there’s a big cultural war being waged over this all over social media I might as well put in a few thoughts that can’t be contained in my usual Twitter mega-threads. Here’s the thing: Every time art/literature/cinema gets brought up, I am always reminded

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Jack and Emma and Pete and Iris

Two weeks ago, I had the Windows 10 OS refreshed on my laptop because it had been acting up for some reason, and one of the fun (read: not fun) things about getting my laptop fixed at the shop was the process of backing up my files. which I had to do by myself. Not all of my files have

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For Those Of You Who Know Me

CW/TW: Suicide ideation, depression/mental illness If you’ve been following me on social media these last two weeks, you may have noticed that I haven’t been very “present” lately, in terms of posting as myself. Most of the posts I’ve made have been retweets, and if I was posting any original content it was usually 1) little things that caught my

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Coffee and Other Vices

While I was drafting the FAQ for this site, I started writing down the questions that have been on my mind for a while–not that anyone ever asked me, but they were things that I needed to sort out for myself, in terms of what has happened to my career and where I could go moving forward. One of the

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BRB

Been thinking about writing a long thread about my last two to three years as a writer, but it hurts too much to lay it all out in public. So I’ll just give myself space to mourn, and maybe move on forward. — Stella Torres (@TheStellaTorres) August 13, 2019 I’m going to be honest with you: As much as I

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The End of the Beginning

So yeah, I finally–FINALLY–finished That Book. It took longer than I expected because of so many things that were going on simultaneously in my life: family issues, sickness, the death of a beloved pet. (Those back-to-back bacterial infections that brought me down during the last few weeks of July alone were enough to send me into a tailspin.) But, yeah,

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Stella Torres

is the author of the adult contemporary romances Save the Cake, Crushingly Close, and Nine Years Away, as well as the short story “Be Creative” in the anthology Kids These Days: Stories from Luna East Vol. 1.

In her previous life, she has worked in public relations, taught English as a second language, and even attended graduate school (twice!). She has lived in Indonesia, Honolulu, and Quezon City before moving back to her hometown of Los Banos, a few hours’ drive (with traffic) from the heart of Manila.

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