Stories By Dominic
Dominic Dayta is a short story writer and statistician born and raised in the Philippines. His works have appeared or are forthcoming in publications in and out of his home country, among them Philippines Graphic, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Liwayway, The Brasilia Review, TAYO Literary Magazine, and Quarterly Literary Review Singapore.
A Firsthand Account of the End of the World
For all my hypothesizing of how the world would end, I completely miscalculated. [More]
Japan: The Nation of Vending Machines
Every time I see a vending machine, I study the prices. I wonder how much they’ll charge for a serving of human connection. [More]
The Empty Northern Hemisphere
They would light a fire and eat dinner while looking out at the tides, seeing nothing but an ocean so infinite it touched the sky, unaware that had only the world been made flat, they would have been staring straight at each other. [More]
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From the Blog
Some dispatches from quarantine: it appears that countries around the world have taken note of China’s draconian measures towards containing the virus from its hotspot in Wuhan. Borders are closing. Communities are locked down. This quarantine has made hermits of us all. Unless, of course, we’re talking about the Philippines, whose politicians have so far… Read more
With Manila entering a rather militaristic community quarantine, I find my Saturday morning suddenly freed up. Naturally my first instinct is to pick up a book from my personal library and while away the hours perched on the bed with a hot cup of coffee. And to think we’re supposed to be in a state… Read more