I don’t write a lot of short stories. In fact, my attempts at writing short stories often is more of a recent thing.
While looking back on some of my works, I stumbled upon my last NANOWRIMO attempt, a paranormal mystery set in a very rural place entitled “The Mystery of Barangay Wiska.”
Barangay is a Filipino word which means small settlement. It’s like the component of a city or municipality.
I thought of injecting in some Filipino folklore into the story which was set in a modern era.
Re-reading the first few chapters renewed my interest for the story. I don’t even remember the direction my story went, but I vaguely remember I ran out of ideas, and I also ran out of time with the NANOWRIMO attempt. However, I got myself up to 30 chapters…
Which got me thinking… can I complete this story? While it may not be finished as a full-fledged novel, perhaps I could at least finish the story. With fresh perspective, perhaps I can, finally, save this story from Work-in-Progress purgatory… hahaha…
As of now, I don’t know what direction I will take the story. Will it be a happy ending, or a tragic one? What lessons will my main protagonist learn? How will he grow from this encounter?
I still have a lot of unanswered questions. I guess that’s why it still is a work in progress, eh?
Let me share to you a bit of the story, please let me know what you think.
Here is a brief excerpt of the two chapters I got: