Different Flags by Eugenia Renskoff

Different Flags, a book by Eugenia Renskoff, tells the story of 26-year-old Ani. Ani leaves her comfortable but stifling life in San Francisco to travel to Argentina to comfort her widowed Aunt Esther. Once back in her native country, Ani must face her unexpected feelings of love for Padre Luis, her aunt's young and handsome parish priest. Different Flags is a study of Ani's inner conflict.

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I am a writer, translator and teacher of Spanish and English to foreign students. I have been writing since I was six. I love to express myself through words. I have also traveled widely.

Saturday, April 04, 2009


January 1988: I have been bad. It's not that I did not want to write in my diary, it's just that I didn't have the need. Now, after a long time I do have a lot to say and only a few minutes to spare. What to do? My Tia's health gets worse and seeing her decline is heart rending. I know she knows what is going on and it hurts her very much. She doesn't want to go on her errands anymore. It's like she doesn't care.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009


November 1987: I am so discouraged about everything that I can't even write the way I used to. Everything seems to be going down the drain.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Not Forgotten

Late 1987: I have not forgotten what it was like to stand before him and confess my love. I wish I could do it again. Forbidden or not, my feelings for Padre Luis were all too real.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008


December 9, 1987: There is no forgetting a thing like that. I can't just push it out of my mind and pretend it didn't happen. There has to be something better than what is now, but I just don't know what it is. I know that I lost what I still want.

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Monday, November 24, 2008


November 26, 1987: I had an encounter with Luis the other day and he just stood there looking at me as if I were a ghost. he said nothing and I had to smile and pretend it was all very normal.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008


November 18, 1987: It's like my Tia and I are barely hanging in there and it's tougher on her than it is on me. What can I do? We need to lessen the burden, else nothing will be any good.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Never Enough

November 13, 1987: There is never quite what my Tia and I need. We need more and can't have it. Frankly, it gets to be tiring. It gets to be very tiring and I'm sick of it. So must she be.

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