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Link: Woven Wishes

Woven Wishes

The name of the pueblo San Valen was inspired by my mother’s name and her pueblo Santa Ana which I visited for a couple days during my first visit to Mexico. Mostly stories set in this collection are magical realism. I’m borrowing from sayings I’ve heard from parents and other family members and I’m spinning them into something new.

This particular story was something I wrote in the fall of my Senior year for a class called Social Science fiction. The prompt was fishes since we’d read Judy Budnitz’s short story, “Flush.” The original draft was shorter and didn’t have quite as much Spanish since back then I was still struggling with the idea of including my native tongue in my fiction. Everyone in my class enjoyed it and were curious to read more about the relationships between the women since there weren’t any mention of men.

Now here I am, more than a year later knowing full well men are not welcomed in this pueblito and that magic and Gods are.

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Link: The Holy and The Broken

The Holy and The Broken

 

I’ve been staring at this story for like… two years. No seriously. I wrote this in Junior year of college and it’s gone through three workshops since then and I’ve wanted to submit it places but they don’t allow other languages which is frankly BULLSHIT but whatever.

This is part of a larger short story collection which I’ve been plotting for over a year. It serves as a history for another trilogy set in the future where space travel and colonization is finally a thing but you know me I have to focus on the ramifications this has on people and how it suddenly gentrifies and changes homes. But anyway this collection is an homage to my home city. But with more lesbians. And bisexual/gay/trans/asexual men, women and non-binary people. BECAUSE REASONS.

Book: Boundaries (019/100)

Originally posted at livejournal on 14 April 2014 @ 05:22 pm

Oh damn. It’s been a month since my last post huh? Ugh. I meant to post like three weeks ago? Ugh idk when I uploaded this photo but whatever:

Boundaries

Anyway, in my publishing class we had to read this because the author was coming in for a Q&A. Now let me start by including a summary of the novel from Goodreads:

“In an age of reality TV, a husband and wife cling to Victorian notions of privacy, though doing so threatens the life of the wife. Their daughter Anna yearns for her mother’s unguarded affection, and eventually learns there is value in restraint. But Anna, a Caribbean American immigrant, finds that lesson harder to accept when, eager to assimilate in her new country, she discovers that a gap yawns between her and American-born citizens.”

You can only guess how well this went over in a class of mostly white upper middleclass students. Hint: A good portion of them didn't even read the novel.
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Book: Ocean at the End of the Lane (012/100)

I’m currently procrastinating from schoolwork and remembered I haven’t posted anything this year yet. So yeah.

Originally posted at livejournal on 03 August 2013 @ 09:19 pm.

Ocean at the End of the Lane

I had this book pre-ordered mostly because I knew I wanted it as soon as it came out and given that it came out in the summer I knew I wouldn’t go out of my way to go to a bookstore without supervision from friends I have been known to buy up to five to ten books if left on my own, my bank account be damned.

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Book: The Book Thief (006/100)

Originally posted at livejournal on 09 June 2012 @ 05:16 pm.

The Book Thief

I started this book about a month ago in May. I sped through the first 400 pages and then stopped for about two weeks when I started to tear up while reading it at work.

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