Out of the Woods is a mystifying wanderer's tale told in different voices. It contains the whims of people held captive by their miseries, their courage to seek peace at all cost, and their fragile hold of serenity after a long journey on winding roads. Exploring highly stigmatized topics in the society, this poetry and prose collection dares to expose the horrors that happen in the safest of places and the heaven that can be plucked out of the darkness.
This chapbook acknowledges that we are all shackled by things we would rather not talk about — that home, sometimes, is where the hurt is; that escaping is more on where you are running to than what you are running from; and that freedom is not in the yawn of a highway but in the cavern of a forgiving palm.
Reader's discretion is advised.
About the Author
Fransivan MacKenzie is a pseudonym for an eighteen-year-old storyteller born and raised in the Philippines. Some of her literary works were also featured in Germ Magazine, Transition Magazine, and The Racket Journal. She has also been a member of the campus press since fifth grade and had served as a News Editor, Feature Editor, Literary Editor, and Associate Editor. She is currently taking her degree in Counseling at Philippine Normal University - Manila.
Since February, she has begun releasing zines and e-zines, four of which are free and accessible online via Google Drive. You may take a look at them here:https://linktr.ee/fransivanmackenzie_