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
Lately I’ve come to appreciate the calm joy of reading aboard a flight. More-so when I realize that until July of last year I had hardly even stepped inside a plane in my life (technically a lie, as my mother has told me I’d flown before, though that was at an age early enough for… Read more
I’ve had the main theme to Wong Kar Wai’s In The Mood For Love (2000) stuck in my head for about a week now. The music just pops up, and goes on playing in repeat for hours, until some other thought or activity interrupts. Unfortunately the music lends itself very well to repetition: a rhythmic… Read more