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Short Stories by Filipino Writers

Updated on May 1, 2015

Some of the famous Filipino writers

Filipinos writers are known for their creative, artistic and innovative talent. Many of them have contributed remarkably to the literary world of Philippines.

Antonio Abad 1894-1970


Martin Abellana 1904-1989

Norberto L. Romualdez 1875-1941

Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín - 1917-2004  (Some of his popular works: May Day Eve, Pros and Poems, The Woman who had Two Navels,   A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino, Tropical Gothic (1972),  A Question of Heroes (1977),  Jeseph Estrada and Other Sketches (1977).

Paz Marquez Benitez - 1910-1944. (His short story book "How My Brother Leon Brought Home A Wife" won the first prize award for short stories in English in the first Commonwealth literary contest in 1940.


Short Stories by Filipino Writers

Some of the famous Short Stories by Filipino writers

The Bus Driver's Daughter - by H.O. Santos

The Little People - by Maria Aleah G. Taboclaon

The Doll - by Egmidio Enriquez

All Over the World - by Vicente Rivera, Jr.

A Question of Fidelity - by Gemino H. Abad

Servant Girl - by Estrella D. Alfon

Thousand Year Eve - by Angelo Rodriguez Lacuesta

At War's End - by Rony V. Diaz

The Centipede - by Rony V. Diaz

Clay - by Juan T. Gatbonton

Dead Stars - by Paz Marquez Benitez

The Devil in the Details - by Carlos Cortés

Essence - by Jose Claudio B. Guerrero

Fireworks - by H.O. Santos

Under the Mango Tree - by Hugh Aaron


The Wonderful Machine - by Carlos A. Angeles

Zita - by Arturo B. Rotor

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      jeferson 

      4 years ago

      'Pa answer po pls! !

      (The little people)

      At the end of the story,she woke up and studied math.do you think that everything that happened was just a dream? Why? Tnx po

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      christzell#19 

      5 years ago

      i am very proud to be pinoy and one of the story is like my sibling's

      rem#24

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      Sammuel Dublin Lapuz 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for visiting this hub. You can definitely post a story on hubpages. First you have to join as a new member and then get familiarized with the rules and other details of the hupages. Also go through FAQ.

      Try to check out the hubs (articles and stories) of other members of your category to get a better idea. Write a brief introduction about you on your profile page, then submit your story.

      All the best.

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      ibanezcarldominique 

      6 years ago

      .. proud to be filipino because of those great authors of short stories.. yeah.. rarr..

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      lexi monroe 

      6 years ago

      thank you !!

    • lex123 profile imageAUTHOR

      lex123 

      7 years ago

      Hi Janrae,

      Thanks for visiting this hub. You can definitely post a story on hubpages. First you have to join as a new member and then get familiarized with the rules and other details of the hupages. Also go through FAQ.

      Try to check out the hubs (articles and stories) of other members of your category to get a better idea. Write a brief introduction about you on your profile page, then submit your story.

      All the best.

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      Janrae Mendoza 

      7 years ago

      Hello to this site. May I ask if a freelance online novelist like me can post a story or submit a story here in this site?

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      lex123 

      7 years ago

      Extinct Soul, nice to know about the Filipino term for Thank you very much. Something new I learnt now. Thanks for visiting and for your interesting comment.

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      Extinct Soul 

      7 years ago from 14°35'N 121°0'E

      Hi Lex123, Maraming salamat!(Filipino term for Thank you very much!) ^_^

      My favorite was "Dead Stars" by Paz Marquez Benitez..and I'm planning to read the other stories in your list!

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      lex123 

      7 years ago

      Thanks ictodd for your visit and comments. I'm glad that you found it informative and useful.

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      lctodd1947 

      7 years ago from USA

      lex123, this is very informative and helpful for all who love to read. It makes it a shortcut where we do not have to do our own research. Thanks for sharing...

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      lex123 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Rosie for stopping by, and offering your valuable comments. I'm sure here in hubs we can find many of them. Wish you a wonderful day!

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      Rosie Rose 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Hiya LEX123, great info! Thanks! We sure have a lot of very talented Filipino writers, even here in Hubs.

      Have a nice day!

      Rosie

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