Thursday, January 24, 2008

When Life Mirrors Fiction

There are stories that you come back to, no matter how many times you've read them. On my list is Dead Stars by Paz Marquez Benitez. It may have been written even before my grandparents were born or when they were still babies, but the story could easily have been about me or you or anyone we know. The emotions that drove the author's hand to write the story had been mine - and my friends' - at one moment in our lives.

I'd so love to quote parts of the story, especially the ending - which left me reminiscing about things that don't matter anymore (or maybe never really mattered but I was just too young and blinded at the time to realize it or accept it) - but for fear of copyright infringement or violating intellectual property rights, I won't. But through the wonder that is the internet, you can share my love for the story.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Tina,

I actually read this short story quite recently, too. It was in a compilation of the best Filipino short stories.

Glad to know you're a fan of it, too. =)