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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 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 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 22: Artists

My best friend Adolph and I liked to draw. When it was art time in first grade, we would draw scenes of stick people running away from monsters being forced into mountain caves and crowding into each other so much … Continue reading

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Los Sures, Part 20: My Friend Adolph Who Was Dirty and Grouchy Like Oscar the Grouch and Kind of Like Groucho Marx, Too

I met my first best friend Adolph in kindergarten at P.S. 84. He was playing all alone, hanging the hand puppets by the neck with the cords from the Venetian blinds. These were hand puppets of a mom and dad … Continue reading

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Los Sures, Part 19: The Child Eater

There was an old, old man who dressed in black who used to walk down our block to find children to eat. Inch by inch, step by step, slowly he walked. When he would see any kids he would growl … Continue reading

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Los Sures, Part 5: Hell Is for Children

They told me the Devil killed my uncle Jesus. My older cousin Fátima told me, “The devil shot our father in the basement.” My aunt Religiosa had seven daughters, Eunice, Fátima, Judith, Mary, Magdalena, Novena, Ruth, and Sarah, and they … Continue reading

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