{Story Diary} Love and Other Questionable Choices by Chi Yu Rodriguez

Jun 11, 2018

love and other questionable choices anthology chi yu rodriguez #romanceclass queer filipino repLove and Other Questionable Choices by Chi Yu Rodriguez
Contemporary Romance, Filipino Lit, Short Story Collection, LGBTQ+
April 28, 2018

Rae and JR choose to begin, taking that final step into something new.

Rachel and Geoffrey choose to give in, claiming what they've always wanted and running with it.

Punky and Jazz choose to accept, acknowledging that they’re different and that's okay.

Some choices leave a small imprint in our lives, a little push, a little nudge. While some... can turn our worlds upside down.

Where will their choices take them?

Manila, Philippines

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A Chinese soup, consisting of variety of salted noodles made of wheat flour and often times served with ground pork.

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Ate = sister
Kuya = brother
Tita = auntie



Jazz carefully reached out for the lightest touch of Punky's puffed cheeks. It was barely there, like a butterfly's kiss, but Jazz felt like there were tiny sparks under her fingertips as she gently stroked Punky's jaw.

She noticed a mole under the tip of Punky's nose. It made her smile and reminded her of the time Punky talked about moles being cute.

--Chi Yu Rodriguez, Five Inches Below the Knee, Love and Other Questionable Choices (Loc 770)


Seeing how Punky was looking at her in that moment, reassuring her that they were friends, scared Jazz instead of comforting her. It made her feel like her heart was about to detach from her chest slide up her throat, and come out of her mouth in the form of the words: But I like you, Punky.

--Chi Yu Rodriguez, Five Inches Below the Knee, Love and Other Questionable Choices (Loc 835)


Chi Yu Rodriguez has many feelings. Sometimes these feelings find their way to paper in the form of short stories and fiction online. Sometimes they don't come out at all and end up as unresolved sexual tension or terrible internal angst.

She prefers making imaginary people go through these feelings for her pleasure. Her muses hate her for it, and they repay her by being forever fickle.

She wrestles with them in her head everyday.

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