“The Last Aswang” (The SEA is Ours, Rosarium Publishing)
Southeast Asia: Gerak Budaya
Czech Republic: Gorgona Books
Ever since the day she was cleaved, news came to Udaya in twos: bad later balanced by good more often than not. If she were lucky, both pieces were positive, but this was a rare occurrence.
Neither of those situations happened today.
“Family Obligation” (Project REUTSway Runner-Up)
Most people died of three causes: old age, disease, or murder. The first was preferable, of course. The second less so, but it was acceptable under the right set of circumstances.
No one wanted to fall victim to the last.