Sloppy World


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(Written in a fictional character’s perspective. This isn’t me! Be warned: Much drama ahead.)

Sloppy World

She held my hand. She was the little child, who used to giggle at the little things that filled her with glee. The little child, wielding crayons as a weapon of wonder and innocence, creating her sloppy world of red, blue and green.

“This is our house. And the sky, the clouds and the birds! This is our family! Mommy and daddy, and I’m in between them and there’s a heart-shape, because we love each other!”

He held my hand. He was the little child, who used to walk undaunted, full of awe and a sense of adventure. Breeding stories of knights, monsters–under the bed covers, scribbling over notebooks, creating his sloppy world of thick streaks of lead with subtle shades of grey..all coming from a tiny pencil.

“He’s going to be a hero! He’s going to save the world from evil! No one is gonna have to deal with evil ever again because he’ll be there.”

That day would come..when she’ll cling tight to mommy’s leg, as though something was wrong.

And he would, too…he would do the same. He knew something wasn’t right. What that exactly was – who knows. Maybe a child like him just doesn’t have the words to explain.

“What’s wrong, dear?”

She would say a few words. He would stay silent, sometimes.

And from there, they had gradually let go of my hand. They had slowly faded away..leaving with a bright sparkle of light, fading towards the end of nothing.

And now all around me was vivid, multi-dimensional. All around me was the bigger picture filled with color…A world no longer made of crayons, no longer of lead coming from this tiny pencil.

“What’s wrong, dear?”

“Nothing. Oh–nothing!” I flinched, as I snapped out of my daydreaming.

Hours go by and the bell finally rings. Everyone would singlehandedly agree that this moment was what the class had all been waiting for. Now I could go home and play Pokemon, then get back to watching that 50th anniversary special.

Everyone else… I think they would be doing the same.

 

Author’s Notes

This isn’t something to be taken literally, but with a lot of understanding.

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Comic #4: Red Tie Guy


comic by tacticianjenro

comic by tacticianjenro

I tried to take a break from the usual comic style and use a popular meme figure called ‘cereal guy’ who is famous for the line “you will never have a boyfriend/girlfriend”. I took it to a weird inward approach where he questions himself instead of how he usually has his say about other people.

People can have their opinion about us, but we can’t let the negatives shape our identity. We are more than what others see us – and even, how we see ourselves! If we are in Christ, our identity is righteous, loved, and destined for greater places.

Will we stay and eat cereal all day? Or be…who we really are?

You Know That, Right? – A Short Story


Okay?“You and I are going to be okay. You know that, right?”

“Hmm… Okay….really?”

“Yeah…”

“Easier to say, but harder to believe… because…

Look around, and look at all these people.

Isn’t it all a little bit too hard for them?

For me, either..I feel stuck in a rut, never really knowing what to do…what to be…what goes on from here.

But I guess that’s what having faith is about now….

Even if more often I want things to just change, but the thought that I have to change them myself is sad…”

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Taking the Driver’s Seat


Hi there guys. I think I really need to write here more often now. I shouldn’t worry about all the other things. 

God tells us not to worry anyway.

“My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:30

But, recently, I’ve been into much anxiety, jumping from hope to despair, faith to doubt, somewhat inconsistent…and I’ve also been trying to give myself a sense of direction. And there’s nothing wrong with that..

With so much of the future lacking clarity, questions popping up in our heads saying,

“Will I be alright?”

“Will my future be fine?”

“Will I be ready to face the world in time?”

As I look through Facebook, I can’t help but feel sad sometimes because of the people who make it big, who achieve a lot of things and have a clear direction to what they are doing.

While me, I pretty much don’t think I’m ready yet, I just overthink things and I’m stopping out of college for this semester.

But that’s no reason to be sad now, eh?

I still think everything will be okay. I have a big God, and He’s not done with me yet. I’ll just be thankful for what I have, live life loving others, and that’s all there is to it! :) He is my Provider, my Comforter.. :)

The Future is…


“For I know the plans I have for you, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

This is one of the famous verses from the Bible: Jeremiah 29 verse 11. Well, I take Him for His Word that this is what He really is – He thinks good towards us and wants to give us a bright future, to fill us with hope.

Yesterday, I was listening to some of my classmates’ conversations. They were talking about their dreams – what they were dreaming of becoming in the future, and how life’s circumstances somehow make that seem impossible.

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