What are the demands posed by public discourse to contemporary literary writing in Puerto Rico? Which symbolic or rhetorical bows an author should follow in order to be showcased by the Island's cultural media? Thru the reading of three narrative texts, rarely discussed by the cultural establishment on the Island, or its diasporas, this essay will think on ways of figuring another kind community in the Island. What social and writing experiences are assembled by Eduardo Lalo, José Liboy and Yara Liceaga's texts? Listening, as a reflective activity, is a constitutive feature of the manners these literary aesthetics signify their historical location.