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.


Featured Stories

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

(Un-)Reading: Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules For Life

Reading this book was a very disappointing experience. Reviews of 12 Rules For Life parade Peterson as a kind of intellectual prophet, and the blurb itself claims its author to provide, in the four hundred pages or so that make up the book’s unnecessary long run, “nuanced messages about personal responsibility”. The review that follows […]