- Title: Waiting for Whatever
- Author: Fay Sebastian
- Genre: Short Story
- Publisher: Mileventwelve Books
- Publication Date: April 24, 2015
- Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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“Denise knew pain at an early age. She has been waiting for her true love since she was 11, but she never gave up, knowing she’d meet him someday. What she didn’t know was that she already met the man she’s been waiting for, and that he’s sitting beside her at the airport. The thought never crossed her mind because she’s seated between two guys who broke her heart before.”
I received a digital copy in exchange for a honest review.
Waiting for Whatever is all about Denise’s search for his one true love. It’s a short story so I find it hard to review it without spitting out a few bits of spoilers but i’ll try. Okay so here goes…
First of all, nagulat akong taglish pala to. Hahaha! It brought back a lot of Wattpad feels/memories. Parang a visit down the memory lane ang peg habang binabasa ko yung story. Very high school-ish ang aura nung environment.
Okay back to the book…
On the storyline: Though it was only a 61-page story, the premise was good, it was promising but I think the author needs to cut down the cliche scenes a bit. It actually didn’t feel realistic at all.
On the characters: Honestly, there were a bunch of characters for a 61-page long story. Some were not even introduced properly so I kinda got lost. “Who’s who”?
Celine and Seth’s characters balanced the weight of the story. They were the matured ones in a world full of ayaw ko siyang intindihin. Also, I connected on Denise’s quirks. Mainly, her never-ending “baliw” when she can’t find the words to say. Hahaha!
Overall: Fay has a great potential in writing. There were a bunch of loopholes on this story but I understand because it was just that, short. I kind of wanted more, I kind of wanted it to have more descriptions because it feels like it’s lacking something. Teka, magtatagalog muna ako, di ko ma-express e. Hahahaha! Maganda siya pero may kulang, siguro kasi nagstick siya dun sa “short story” so dapat nga naman talagang pagkasyahin dun kaya medyo feeling “kulang”. Labo, shet. Kung mas napahaba lang sana siya, kung mas na-explain ang mga bagay bagay, papatok to. Kinilig ako sa last part, ayun lang. Good job, Fay!
Fay started writing stories since she learned how to write with a pencil, but she only rediscovered her love for writing when she was a high school freshman. Since then, writing has become her life.
Now a Speech Communication student at the University of the Philippines, she writes even during the busiest of days because writing prevents her from being a college zombie.
Why she holds writing instruments in an odd way will always be a mystery to the world.