This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.
Celebration: An Anthology to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop
Sands and Coral, 2011-2013
Silliman University, 2013
Handulantaw: Celebrating 50 Years of Culture and the Arts in Silliman
Tao Foundation and Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee, 2013
Inday Goes About Her Day
Locsin Books, 2012
Beautiful Accidents: Stories
University of the Philippines Press, 2011
Old Movies and Other Stories
National Commission for Culture
and the Arts, 2006
FutureShock Prose: An Anthology of Young Writers and New Literatures
Sands and Coral, 2003
Nominated for Best Anthology
2004 National Book Awards
She was going after a giant crab in the forest when a lightning storm laid the hacienda at her feet. Thus begins the tale of the origin of Hacienda Carol-an.
“Tala,” her Inay had called to her, using a mahogany stick to prod the climbing crabs back to the bottom of the kettle, “go and catch the crab. That one is for the special guest we’re having today.” The smaller crabs had boosted their leader up to the rim of the kettle so that it had climbed out, scuttled to the door, taken each rung of the ladder with a sideways hop, and then weaved, pincers snapping belligerently, between pigs’ hooves and chicken feet toward the freedom of the woods.