DENNIS ANDREW S. AGUINALDO
Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo works at the Department of Humanities of the University of
the Philippines Los Baños. He received creative writing fellowships from the University
of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle-IYAS, and Ateneo's AILAP. His
fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in magazines such as The Sunday Times, in PEN
and like anthologies, and in online journals such as The Cabinet and Kritika Kultura. He
lives in faculty housing with his wife, their three children.
The bookshop was abducted
The steel reinforcement later fled
after a round of tit-for-tat.
Life for the first time in seven weeks, bringing relief
diesel that started entering
a 24-hour period of quiet,
following the breakdown of a temporary
term. Restrain the animal so
warehouses, mosques, various
wounded, consisting of
800 water wells, 186 greenhouses, and nearly all
painkillers and x-ray film
with ranges up to 40 km
could reach as far as the
tent. That could be used for dual purposes
of construction materials, and to lift
a hotbed of illicit reshuffle.
Easing the water,
slaughtering can be done correctly and painlessly. If
ended / tunnels in order to fight any element
and this lack of clarity.
permissible land animals
Strip (film / -controlled borders and limited
Kite-flying event on
non-Member Observer / of self-
in the world, and is overcrowded / acquired
The length of the blade is twice the width of the / neck.
the demarcation line was not to be
Bank, creating two separate / lethal incidents
powers after the First / line between
and administered it through a
in a dramatic decrease / stretching back to biblical times
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to sink into the sea, but that won't / fence
civilians, many of them perpetrated by suicide
used for cargo, closed down
control over the crossings in and out of
cameras. / oversight,
supervision. Goods were also
cut off, although some of that
rocket hit his home.
out between the factions. Interior
a moderate civil / behavior by both
before my eyes,
women and children in a burning / lot in my years
If the animal is ill or injured, it is no longer considered
responded by declaring a state
through tunnels. / newspapers,
law by progressively removing
seven people, after / other essentials
creating / the population. Under the
obligations of an Occupying / spokesman for
textiles, soap, olive-wood carvings, and mother-of-
citrus, vegetables, Halal beef, and dairy
absolutely no nicks or unevenness. The
has been one of chronic need, de-
relaxation on restrictions in
new forms of agriculture.
his/her finger, he/she would feel no pain.
Roots, and plans were made in
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