Category Archives: South 2nd Street

Los Sures, Part 31: The Creature Walks Among Us

I was watching TV, on the floor, in the dark. I didn’t notice right away, but there was something nearby, something next to me. I waited for a commercial, and then I turned — and there was Barbie. She was … Continue reading

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Los Sures, Part 30: The Voice through the Door

I was alone in the bedroom playing with my action figures. I had an Aquaman whose head wouldn’t go back on because the rubber band inside his body broke. The sun was bright in the room, and I was hot … Continue reading

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Los Sures, Part 29: Easy Job, Good Wages

I was on the living room floor, drawing on some papers. My father and my cousin Malo were the bar drinking Rheingold at the bar where Papi and me used to make the monster models. They were watching the Mets … Continue reading

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Los Sures, Part 28: The Creature from the Southside of Williamsburg

Me and my brother Fever and my sister Evie were in the bedroom my brother and I shared. We were on the floor, around our Aurora models. Barbie, for once, was staying still. She was sleeping like a normal dog … Continue reading

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Los Sures, Part 27: The Strange Case of Barbie the Poodle

Our dog Barbie used to wake me up every morning by attack me, licking my face all over. I would laugh then put Barbie in a headlock, and she would get me back by licking my ears till they were … Continue reading

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Los Sures, Part 26: The Belt

My first fight with Malo was over TV. We had a small black and white TV that sat in the middle of our entertainment center. In the summer, I watched Sesame Street in the morning, then Electric Company, then waited … Continue reading

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Los Sures, Part 25: Enter the Cousin

That was also the summer our cousin Malo, from Mami’s side, came to stay with us. He was from PR and had a wife and baby girl back there. He was in New York to find a job, then he … Continue reading

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