Cucaracha- D’Liz Polanco

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Morning skewers the blinds. The heat of the sun on the lids of her eyes and the rooster’s belligerent crowing urge Camila out of bed. Stray curls are sent into a tiny frenzy when the whir of the fan oscillates in her direction. Her weary eyes widen at the lilting sound of the greca’s whistles [….]

The Gift-Francisco Martinezcuello

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Elpidio is ten years old, the youngest of the three siblings and the only male in the household. Estefani is the eldest sibling at age fourteen while the middle child, Melosa, is exactly three hundred sixty-seven days older than Elpidio. They live in a two story colonial style house attached to the corner hardware store [….]

In Transition-Pilar Gonzalez

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The 90s The United States saw an exponential increase in technologies. Beepers, basic cable, behemoth-sized cellular phones, and computers that have since been fossilized.  Vanilla Ice, old school hip-hop, and gangster rap. Overalls and innocence. The 90s birthed a generation in transition—one that would, one day, juggle between manual labor and auto-correct. 1992 I became [….]