For this next set of tales–the third set, for those of you keeping count–I’m happy to have four former PGS contributors returning with their newest work, all of which will be published over the next couple of months.
Dean Alfar is the guest-editor for this set, and he brings with him writers Elyss Punsalan, Alexander Osias, and Vincent Simbulan. All of them have seen publication in previously released print issues of PGS (to see which issues, just click on their names for the links). I’m proud to have them all back.
Eight stories in, and I’m pleased with the progress of PGS online. It feels good to know that as far as plans go, the site will be able to provide genre stories even up to the early part of next year. And looking at the bigger picture, I’m particularly pleased that–based on what I’ve seen, read, and heard through blogs, social-media or through meeting fellow readers–genre tales written by Pinoy fictionists are being read, and more importantly, accepted by fellow Pinoys, particularly younger ones. A part of me would like to think that the print version of PGS played a role in that, and that the online version is continuing that role. This is giving me a lot of hope, since it feeds into my goal of PGS helping develop people into regular readers for the rest of their lives. Of course, full credit for this actually goes to the readers themselves, since it’s their imaginations that is fueling their own desire to read and enter various worlds through reading, worlds of Pinoy creation, and worlds created by non-Pinoys as well. It’s all good.