{Blog Tour} #JustWritePH — For Justice

19 September 2015

As what Mina Esguerra's classes (like Buqo YA, Spark NA, and Strange Lit) proved, there are countless ideas for stories out there and a lot of Filipino writers who can write them and put them out given the chance [and a workable deadline].

#JustWritePH is another example. The #JustWritePH workshop, which ran from July 1 to August 8, challenged participants to write a story and prepare it for publication in a little under six weeks. By the end of the workshop, 20 writers had succeeded, and their stories have now been bundled into five bundles of four stories each!

This week, we're putting the spotlight on For Justice.

When justice calls, heroes rise. Follow the journeys of a fire programmer, two very unique detectives, and an unlikely partnership between a mortal and a ghost as they fight for what they believe in and even their very survival in this action-packed bundle of four stories from up-and-coming writers. 
Eleven by Michael Recto

Detective Randall Dela Rosa is hot on the trails of a string of unexplained murders halfway around the world. There have been 7 victims so far, all of them murdered in creatively horrible methods, had the number 11 carved on their corpses, and were made to recite a cryptic in Filipino before their murders: "Mayroong isangdaan at dalawampu't isang dahilan kung bakit hindi para sa iyo ang kuwentong ito ngunit..." The latest victim, number 8, has led him back to his father's home country, the Philippines. As an Interpol agent, he expected that his presence will not be welcomed. The local police deemed his "meddling" as unnecessary and a blow to the local force's pride. However, Detective Dela Rosa is ready to place everything on the line to stop the murders and finally stop the nightmares haunting him.

Expendable by EK Gonzales

Corespasa is a fire programmer, drifting and drinking through his aimless life. But during a fire of his own making, he is saved by a stranger, a scholar running away from the rival region. As their paths and lives join, their individual paths will change the other. But will he destroy their joint world?


Between Two Worlds by Pau Castillo

At the age of 5, Sam Lawrence discovers a peculiarity which changes her life forever. Along with three others who share a similar curse, Sam eventually finds herself caught up in a mishap involving a family, a mansion, and a spirit who continues to haunt its walls. With Sam's perseverance, an unlikely friendship forms between Sam and the infamous White Mansion ghost, Lucian Malliarch. Together, they try to stop a greater and more sinister force which connects Sam and Lucian in ways no one had expected.


The Seven-Day Detective by Mark Manalang

Insp. Gene Bello is no stranger to rape cases, or speedy investigations. As a cadet, he was known as "The Seven-Day Detective", having solved a serial rape incident in seven days. So when an NBI official asked him to handle a similar case, he was ready to take on the job... or so he thought. The case: a serial rapist targeting call center agents from Bonifacio Global City. Luck is on Gene’s side, though. Four PUV drivers plying the EDSA-BGC routes have seen and interacted with the fifth victim. Each of them knew her well. Each of them, perhaps all of them, may hold the key to stop the next attack and find the suspect before he strikes again. But they have to hurry... All they have is seven days.


I underestimated the amount of work that I had to accomplish as well as the energy I had to have for our two events this week. Nonetheless this bundle served as a good distraction, never mind the gore. Consider yourself warned: this bundle is not for the faint of heart. My issue with For Justice is that it kept me up when I should have been sleeping instead. Still, I'm glad that the stories in this bundle gave us new heroes to root for.

For Justice is available in Buqo for $0.99 (P45) for this week only so you better grab your copy now. Visit this link to make your purchase. You may also follow the rest of the #JustWritePH — For Justice by going here.


Enjoy reading!

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