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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Today’s Dispatch: And The Law Won

This post is brought to you by Colin Farrell.    (It was either this or “Paul Revere” by the Beastie Boys, but Colin Farrell wins every single time.) ——– This is neither here nor there, but I came close to rewriting an actual movie during my stressed-out phase. I don’t want to spoil what it is – because I’m ashamed

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Dear Universe…

Please give me the strength and the wherewithal to finish my papers on time, in peace. Please let me pass this semester. I’m serious. Please let me pass this semester without turning into a horrible person. Give me the strength to resist those damn Magnum ice cream bars, at least until Easter. Please take away my caffeine sensitivity so I

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Today’s Dispatch: The Lost Weekend

Right now I feel a little bit like John Watson, hands still shaking while my fingers hit the keyboard for the first time in 48 hours. Since I have not spent any of that time fighting terror in Afghanistan or getting hit on by Benedict Cumberbatch, I might as well let you know what did happen, off the bat: I

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Today’s Dispatch: I Wasn’t Informed

Apparently some smart-aleck from the Malacanang press corps has gotten a hold of… um… certain videos that I have dreaded hoped would turn up on YouTube someday. Unfortunately, I refuse to post the 100% pure blackmail-quality videos that have turned up, because none of them involve “Someone Like You” or “Party Rock Anthem.” (Seriously, dude, could you please leave the Journey catalog alone?

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So, How Did Your Week Go?

Well, for one thing, I’m writing two papers at the same time, and I don’t recommend it. As soon as I finish one, I end up procrastinating on another. Big drain on the system, that. That also meant spending the entirety of Valentine’s Day all alone, with nothing but literature reviews to keep me warm at night. And, oh 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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