Category Archives: short story

true value

True Value I had a dream, and in that dream I owned a pot made of gold.  While in that dream I grew thirsty. A man appeared and told me to take my pot to the spring and fill it … Continue reading

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“La bruja” short story by roberto juarez

  “LA BRUJA” (THE WITCH) by Roberto Juarez There are many stories in my culture about Brujas and Curanderas, (Witches and Healers). The stories are of the ability for one to cast evil spells and the ability of the other … Continue reading

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“shooting star”

          “Shooting Star”             It was a warm winter evening with just the slightest breeze blowing.  The night sky was clear and covered with stars.  The man and his six-year-old son had picked a perfect night … Continue reading

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Another painful morning–story excerpt

From “The Past is Where it Belongs” by Roberto Juarez Ruben woke up. It was 6 am. He had been getting up at the same time for the last three years. As he lay in bed staring at the light … Continue reading

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Bilingual dog of Boyle Heights, short story excerpt

By Roberto Juarez The year was 1966, I was in the army and stationed at Fort Ord California. An army buddy of mine was living off post and had given me a puppy; I could not keep him in my … Continue reading

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“You Will Need More of Me” from La Bruja, story excerpt by Roberto Juarez

From “La Bruja”, a short story by Roberto Juarez (A pregnant woman go to the Bruja for a beauty spell for her unborn daughter.) When the woman was done making her request, the Bruja told her that there would be … Continue reading

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Leaving home–story excerpt

Starting a story about leaving home for a long time . . . Why had I not screwed up when I was single? I was up early, my wife and three sons were still asleep. I went into the kitchen … Continue reading

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