Post by thepoetslizard on Oct 10, 2008 15:51:11 GMT 2
Fanny Haydee B. Llego was a fellow at the Silliman Writers Workshop in 1982. She graduated with a BA in English Literature that same year. Among her many awards are the Likhaan Award for Fiction in 1984, 3rd Prize in the Asiaweek International Short Story Competition in 1993, and 3rd prize for fiction in the Free Press Literary Awards in 1995. She has extensive teaching experience, including teaching at the De La Salle University, as well as teaching English for foreign students and multinational executives; she also taught English among Vietnamese and Laotian refugees in Morong, Bataan.
"A Prayer, or Great Expectations"
There's no doubt about it I need to get hitched: I need someone to scratch me whenever I itch
Or give me a backrub whenever I want it (Who'll pout only a little when someone else does it);
Someone on whom I can vent my frustrations & who is supportive in trying situations;
Who'll extol all my virtues, forget all my faults & would always submit to my sexual assaults;
Who'll bring up my children the way they should be Yet still be entirely devoted to me;
Who'll always obey me, my word being law, My logic, perfect; my thinking, without flaw;
My sexy cheerleader, housekeeper, accountant, Secretary, nursemaid, unflagging assistant;
Brought up & moulded to think that success Is found in the home: nothing more, nowhere else.
O, Mother Goddess, I need in my life A man willing to be the perfect little wife!
Source: A Habit of Shores, ed. Gemino H. Abad, UP Press, 1999
Last Edit: Nov 12, 2008 19:01:00 GMT 2 by shayepoet