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Cast of Wonders 470: Matches

• Author: Sydney Paige Guerrero
• Narrator: Tala Wong
• Host: Katherine Inskip
• Audio Producer:  Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

"Matches" originally appeared in The Philippines Graphic Magazine, February 15, 2019, and won First Prize in the Nick Joaquin Literary Awards for fiction.

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Madge used to make wishes on raindrops. Lev always said that you could see more raindrops on windows than stars in the night sky and while airplanes and city lights may try to trick you, raindrops were never anything except exactly what they were. Back when they were nine years old and his house was a sanctuary from the emptiness of her own home, they would spend hours wishing for impossible things–ice cream cones that tasted like any flavor they could think of, unicorns and giant robots whisking them away from their math homework, Madge’s father coming home from Singapore to celebrate her birthday. Their fingers would draw new constellations, follow raindrops as they slid across the glass like shooting stars, and let themselves believe that anything was possible even just for a while.

Tags:  Alexis Goble, alternate realities, change, commitment, connection, growth, Jeremy Carter, Katherine Inskip, love, relationships, soulmates, star-crossed, Sydney Paige Guerrero, Tala Wong, unrequited love, young adult fiction