Using NaNoWriMo to finish my romance novel in progress 🙂 Here’s an excerpt!
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BAYANI by Motzie Dapul
In the year 2050, Patrick “Paquino” Aquino: president of the Philippines, former superhero, and murderer—not necessarily in that order—deals with the consequences of his actions following four years of martial law and the raid that ended a bloody political dynasty in the far north. With a death sentence looming over his head and a revolution rising against him, he begins to wonder if his bid to save the country, made back when he was the impetuous young bayani Lastikid, is worth dying for.
A spinoff of the Project Bayani Komiks by Motzie Dapul and Patricia Ramos. Cover by Antonette Perez. Learn more about the characters at fb.com/projectbayanikomiks || projectbayanikomiks.tumblr.com
Sharing a wonderful review and interview for my novella about Philippine politics, mythology, and superheroes, set in the year 2050 in Metro Manila
Paquino was depicted as the son of a business tycoon, a privileged individual in his own right, but also a man torn by guilt and remorse about his past. He was the president who, in today’s times, did the right thing as expected of his office. But this is the Philippines, the land where the adage “damn if you do, damn if you don’t” is something that happens in the literal sense. I loved Paquino as a flawed character, and I think his actions were justified by the motivations and personal cross he carried.
Title: “The Secretary”
Summary: A legal secretary, his boss / girlfriend, and the superheroes that protect the city
Written in 2014
Title: “El Presidente”
Summary: The leader of a country built on questionable morality questions his morality. The short story on which the novella “Bayani” was based. A thought experiment.
Genre: Superheroes, Filipino Elements, Politics
Written in 2013
Title: “Issues of Consent”
Summary: Ganymede in the modern world, on Zeus’ rape and kidnapping of a minor
Written in 2012
Summary: A hopeful or depressing story about superheroes and drugs. Take your pick.
Genre: Superheroes, Sci-Fi, Filipino Elements
Written in 2011