This thousand-word short story is in English. Estorya sa Panganod means 'story in the clouds' or 'cloud story' in Cebuano (a popular dialect in the Philippines), the native language of the author's wife. Scenes from the Battle of Marengo (1800 in northern Italy) flash by on a stormy spring day in eastern North America. The commentary goes from surreal to caustic.
At 16, Lydia Bennet, married Mr Wickham. And not before time, everyone declared – for wicked Lydia had shared Wickham’s bed without benefit of clergy. Some said she was born to be hanged. But – with a helping hand from Wellington and royal friends – there was a more interesting fate in store for Lydia!