Friday, January 15, 2010

Riffing the Stories: An Aswang Love Story

I've always liked this story about a boy who grows up to be a man but who just wants to be a lady up at Expanded Horizons. So when allmusicjunkies gave me the song, '"Dude looks like a lady" by Aerosmith, I thought I'd do a riff on it.

You can read it here:

An Aswang Love Story

He studied the person in the distance. Truth be told, the figure was too masculine to be a woman - the shoulders too broad, the Adam’s apple too prominent in the throat, and the features too strong despite the Chinese cast to the face.

It didn’t help that the sun dress he/she wore hung too loose on a thin frame. But there was something to be said about the long black hair that hung straight down to the waist, or the graceful way he/she took the pedestrian crossing.

Could be, couldn’t be, could be, couldn’t… Tom shook his head, unable to decide, once and for all, whether the figure was a woman or a man.
After all, isn't that what we all want? A happy ending? Here's one for the ladyboy...

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