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It was a pleasure to accept Ian's invitation to have my work posted on this literary site, and I am awed to be in the company of such great writers. The Internet is truly a powerful tool for making Philippine literary works accessible not only to readers in the Philippines but also from all over the world, so I hope you will all support Literatura.
My friend Dean Alfar's futuristic fiction short story "Hollow Girl: A Romance" is also online while his one-act play "The Kite of Stars" is coming soon. Please also be sure to read Wilfredo Pascual Jr.'s "Devotion," which won first prize, and Erwin Romulo's "Confessions of a Space Boy," which won second prize in our category.
I've been able to correspond with Willi via e-mail and extend my congratulations, but I haven't met Erwin yet, so if you're reading this, congrats, man! And congratulations to everyone.