A short, deeply pensive exploration of the self and how an individual perceives it. The prose, complex by their brevity, are steeped with meaning so that the piece feels almost poetic.
One of the shortest stories on The Fiction Shelf, Facing The Facts by Rafael Torrubia is introspective, concise and simmering with meaning.
Its success rests on the interplay of reality and metaphor, how knowledge of ourselves and how we are changing is sometimes based on more than our appearance, but often not.
There is a great physicality to the more abstract ideas of aging and discomfort that is a product of the tactile metaphors.
The application of make‐up provides the framework through which the literal connotations of removing one face to have it replaced by another and the exposure of what remains underneath is explored.
Each sentence is formed in such a way that nothing is wasted. These short, efficient sentences make the piece both easy to read and unusually dense for such a short piece.
|Length:||Five minute read (about 1 page).|
|Info:||Suitable for all.|
|Published:||24th July 2011|
|Tags:||change, death, gritty, growing-old, human, life, nature, realism, reality, scary, self|