Monthly Archives: February 2012

Excerpt from Roma Series Book 1: Roma, Underground

The cell phone was ringing again. The light crept white and warm through the high balcony doors, across the gray marble flooring, up the sides of the walls, and almost intentionally focused on the recumbent form alone in the bed … Continue reading

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Look, let us stop for love

Mira, vamos a salir Mira, vamos a salir de tanto ser tú y ser yo. Deja tu cuerpo dormido, deja mi cuerpo a tu lado, déjalos. … Vamos a probarnos árboles; dos árboles que aunque tengan muy apartados los troncos, … Continue reading

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With or Without Strings

This is not a new post, but a pointed response I received from a dear friend in Milan.  This is a nuanced understanding of a key word that escapes a non-native speaker. The dictionary is just a touchstone. Please read … Continue reading

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The things that scare us

Readers remember those moments in their reading adventures when they discovered foreshadowing and understood it in perhaps, The Scarlet Letter, or understood symbolism in, perhaps, Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat,” or felt that they were in on the satire of … Continue reading

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Life on the Walls

I gave life to the walls a voice I gave them more friendly so that would become my company and the guards asked to know where they could find the paint The walls of the cell kept the secret and … Continue reading

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