Cuban Stowaway

Last May, three Cubans were found hiding in a cargo ship traveling from Cuba to South Florida. According to an NBC Miami report, “Port Everglades spokesperson Ellen Kennedy said three Cuban nationals were found by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials hiding in an auto carrier aboard a cargo ship Friday. The cargo ship was…

An interview with Graciela Limón

Graciela Limón is a Latina Writer, Educator and Activist.  She is the daughter of Mexican Immigrants and a native of Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Literature from Marymount College Los Angeles, a Master of Arts Degree in the same field from the University of the Americas Mexico City, followed…

From Habanera, a portrait of a Cuban family

The novel is available in Amazon here Weddings, las bodas…The name conjured up visions of satin dresses, white flowers, Wagner’s wedding march and monumental cakes. But the “special period” had changed that too, scaling down the celebrations. Newlyweds were allowed to buy just one meringue cake for their party. They had the right to a…

A Virgin for Cachita

From The Astral Plane: Stories of Cuba, The Southwest, and Beyond “Coffee is a great procurer of witchcraft and one shouldn’t drink it in strangers’ homes.” Lydia Cabrera, El Monte. Martin poured milk in his cup of coffee and kept adding it until the mix became the color of Cachita’s skin, a light brown hue….

El Difunto Fidel, eBook

My short novel El difunto Fidel C. (Spanish) that won the Rincon de la Victoria Award in 2009, is available as paperback. To buy the paper edition, follow this link If you prefer to buy the Kindle edition, it is available here Esta novela, ganadora del V Premio Rincón de la Victoria, se publicó por…

A chic-tea short story

Every Third Wednesday at the Saint James Tearoom A short story, now available in Amazon Three friends get together at the Saint James Tearoom in Albuquerque and deal with work issues, infidelity, how-to books and all things middle-aged. Featuring a real place, St. James Tearoom, in Albuquerque      

Rockland

Originally published in Another Realm   Linda Mendez’s mission was to get rid of an infestation of killer rocks, as the Board had called it. She felt excited about her first real job after college, but still found it strange to consider rocks (or anything coming from the earth) as an enemy. During her childhood,…