You better find the original drama/play (coz it is not a short story in the first place) and read it before you comment on the work or the author. It may be what you read is a work of some students who were assigned to input details or create a ‘story’ version of the said play. FYI, Deriada wouldn’t be an award-winning Filipino fictionist, playwright and poet if he cannot write well, or even correct his grammar. If you have an ounce of common sense too, you would have guessed it was not a short story after all, coz you even wrote there “Published in: The Dog Eaters and Other Plays”, way to go genius!