Monthly Archives: December 2010

Los Sures, Part 35: Our Gang

In second grade, Adolph and me and our other friend, Benito, who was deaf in one ear so he talked funny, decided to form a gang. At P.S. 84, we were always in the big schoolyard at lunch, not playing … Continue reading

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Los Sures, Part 34: Titi Taina Who Cut Our Hair

Titi Taina, who was my mother’s baby sister, came to visit us all the time. Papi and her didn’t get along, Papi said, because she used to drink all his Budweiser. One time, he said he filled a beer bottle … Continue reading

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New Story Up at “A Thousand Faces”

The new issue of A Thousand Faces, the quarterly journal of superhuman fiction, is out with my story “Volcano Girl.” You can read it online (for free), buy it in print, or download it to your Kindle or Nook. Here’s … Continue reading

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Los Sures, Part 33: You Gotta Believe

Papi said he would take me and Fever to see the Mets. Fever was so excited he hit me extra hard when Mami wasn’t looking. I was really excited, too, so it didn’t hurt that much. Papi didn’t take us … Continue reading

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I Am Thinking of “I Am Thinking of My Darling”

My look on one of my favorite books of all time—I Am Thinking of My Darling by Vincent McHugh—is now up on Patti Abbott’s deliciously literary blog, as part of her Friday’s Forgotten Books series.

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