I admit the Philippines setting hooked me to this story, but I really grew to love it by the end. I do think a few word choices could have been better than others, but the over-arching theme of the story was great. Take a look: http://www.everydayfiction.com/little-bombings-by-peter-zaragoza-mayshle/
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