Posted in An Exercise in Prose, Pure Fiction, Reviews and Previews

New Fiction on Scribd: With a Love Like That

"After Hemingway" - Makati, 16 March 2015
“After Hemingway” – Makati, 16 March 2015

With a Love Like That is a story that takes it’s title from a line in the Beatles’ hit She Loves You.  This short romantic comedy was originally written as a Valentine’s Day challenge from one of my friends; now, I get to share it with the rest of you.  Here’s an excerpt and the story itself on Scribd is embedded below:

“Mog, we’ve talked about this.  When are you going into business for yourself?  I don’t see you spending the rest of your life building up other people’s brands while ignoring your own.”

She turns to him, a stricken look on her face.  I think this was one of the things that have kept them walking on eggshells around each other.  She has chronic fatigue syndrome; she’s worn out and torched out.  He’s mentioned this to me time and again; and he worries.  He never tells her to her face that he does worry, but he does.

With a Love Like That



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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