(Aswang graphic: Travis Simmons, Author of Wyrd Fiction)
We recently encountered a roadblock in our search for a new domestic helper in the Philippines. Our current 17-year-old helper is leaving tomorrow. She’s pregnant. The young girl must have gotten knocked up on a Sunday, her day off, as no one at our home in the archipelago is thankfully not responsible for the Filipina’s condition. A distant neighbor brought over a prospective new employee yesterday. But there’s a problem with this lady: her mother-in-law is an aswang.