The Secret Miracle by Jorge Luis Borges

An Aged Quill Recording:

The Secret Miracle by Jorge Luis Borges is now available for streaming.

The Secret Miracle is based on the notion that God can do anything, and grants a last wish of a man facing a firing squad to have enough time to finish composing his magnum opus.

“Upon a courtyard flag stone a bee cast a stationary shadow.”

– Jorge Luis Borges (The Secret Miracle)

The literary devices employed by Borges to represent the stillness of time are keen, eloquent, and unexpected. This is one of the lesser known Borges shorts from his collection, ‘Ficciones‘, and one I highly recommend. Enjoy!