The Triangle Man and the Flightless Diwata
By Kate Osias
Artworks by Dex Fernandez

But when the Spectrum Mirror burped and expelled the 'Triangle Man,' Amparo was suddenly no longer the strangest of all. 

"A little strange, a little odd

Isn't he a little flawed?

A triangle head and no wings,

Isn't hge an ugly beast?"

The diwatas repeated their cruel rhyme again and again until nightfall. When they had all left, Amparo gathered her courage to approach the stranger. 

"Are you all right?" she asked from a distance. 

"Leave me alone," the Triangle Man said, sounding very much like a boy. 

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