My flash story “The Chupacabra’s Charming Cuchifrito Cafe, Recommended Review” has been published in the latest and, sadly, one of the last anthologies from Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. The magazine was started in 1952 and this January announced that it was closing.
Here is an excerpt of “The Chupacabra’s Charming Cuchifrito Cafe, Recommended Review”:
★★★★ 7/14/2014 Discovered this frighteningly good place by accident. Arriving late from a delayed flight to my hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, late in the afternoon, I was starving. Taco Bells and Subways and Pollo Tropicals everywhere I looked. But I wanted something genuine. I knew from my amazing experiences as a world traveler that the best foods are served in small, humble, out of-the-way joints known only to locals. So I asked an older woman at my hotel, and she told me, “Take the road to Naranjito. But beware!” Then she cackled for a very long time. Before I could ask her what she meant, she was off to vacuum the next room. Although I could still hear her cackling.