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schuss

The story is that my great grandmother used to love to look at the stars in the night skies of Jerusalem. She met a boy who told her the names of some of those stars…”   by julio peralta-paulino       Goldsboro is known for its tobacco but I…

man is hopeless

This would cause me not to be able to concentrate on Ashlee Simpson at the very moment when I understood there was an actual admiration for her inside my heart…”   by julio peralta-paulino     “Do you see what I mean,” she said with uncommon enthusiasm. I saw what…

parti pris

There was a change in me, in the way I saw her. She was no longer a commercial artist. She was a friend of Shannon’s and even a potential friend of mine…”   by julio peralta-paulino     “I’ll sing my quiet song” –-Theocritus I just didn’t like the commercial…

red — a modern short story in eight sections

All he noticed were the extremely dilated pupils. He had read somewhere that it could mean a high level of attraction. He told the driver to wait nearby…”   by julio peralta-paulino     I. Carpet Bright rain like some lost immigrant came down with thundery accent and unsettled lightning,…

spring (for emily dixon & ana lujan sanchez)

There is no going back. Only those few lucky people who listen with their eyes will hear the seemingly effortless music of the pointe shoe magic…”   by julio peralta-paulino     Chaines Cheetah. It sounds almost like the Italian word for city. Acinonyx jubatus. When said, the pronunciation feels…

generation obloquy

Outside, the world was sound-tracked by rap music and the dialogue was all about getting the wheels and getting the bitches. Of course, without a discernable talent or an applied work ethic, crime was the only viable option… “   by julio peralta-paulino     It was dark outside. The…

reddish purple

Fuchsia. It sounds like some Italian curse word… Hey, Enzo, you are nothing but a faker, a fuchsia! You are a no better than magenta…” by julio peralta-paulino Fuchsia. It really is one of my least favorite words. I have vowed to avoid saying it. If the color happens to…