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Vagabond (a Memory returns)

I remember the first time I saw her drunk or rather I saw her in the after drunk, When bad decisions vomit up on the curb. I’ll never do that again. She said. I was working at Hinshaw’s on a Thursday night … Continue reading

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Vagabond, (to concentrate on pain)

I hadn’t planned on my sister. The plan had been grandma in the hospital fallen again tipsy at that intersection of prescription and habit I drove down in case it was the end she’s 96. It’s always in case of … Continue reading

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Vagabond, ( Cootie Catcher)

I’m not at all sure of what to do. I hear the stories from my aunt from my sister too. Her boyfriend of a year dropped her onto the lawn of my aunt’s house like you would drop something on … Continue reading

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Mary of the Chance Encounters out now on Audio CD

I’m happy to announce my CD release of Mary of the Chance Encounters which features me reading eight short stories on an hour length CD. The CD was produced by Wretched Productions and written by me. Here’s the synopsis: Mary … Continue reading

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The Art of Curation

On my sister blog, Throwing Chanclas, I started a campaign called Just. One. Book. The idea? To build a library back up at Greenville High School. The library has been closed for some 10 odd years and the relationship between books … Continue reading

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Interview with the Sad Girls Author

Some interview questions that were thrown at me are up on the Solstice Literary Press site. In addition, feel free to ask me questions here. And no, I don’t hate Whittier. Also the title “Sad Girls” is meant as literal … Continue reading

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SADGIRLS & OTHER STORIES IS OUT NOW ON SOLSTICE LITERARY PRESS

Yay! It’s finally here! Today is the day that Sad Girls and Other Stories is available for sale and reading everywhere. Sad Girls is an ebook short story collection filled with tales of Mexican American girls in Whittier finding themselves and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two…Doughnuts

You know how sometimes you pick up on something that people just mention to you in passing that really has nothing to do with you except that it serves as some sort of giant metaphor you didn’t know you were … Continue reading

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A Language Not Always Universal

Since I first heard this Junot Diaz quote I’ve been intrigued: “Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3 elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and White people think we’re taking over.” – Junot Diaz For some of us, our … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Faith

The good people of Specter Magazine have published this short story from the 605 Freeway Collection. Very 90s.

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