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Roachkiller Lives!

My ebook collection of short stories Roachkiller and Other Stories is now available on Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, the iBookstore (epub), Smashwords (all formats), and Kobo (epub). An individual story, “Hurricane” (Anglicized from “Juracán”) is also available. Get it! Get … 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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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 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 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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Los Sures, Part 24: Monsters!

We were poor, but we did have a bar. Where we got it from I don’t know. It was one of those pieces of furniture that was just always there. It stood about four feet high and came with two … Continue reading

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Los Sures, Part 23: Papi’s Handshake of Steel

For a little while, our father used to shake our hands every day before he left. Since Papi didn’t live with us, he would come by in the afternoon. He would do the numbers, with his pens and carbon paper … Continue reading

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