Quote #10 from Five Wishes

In the darkness, there was only fear—the fear she breathed in and the fear she breathed out. Quietly it filled the room, and while it could not be seen, it was nonetheless present, squeezing her with an invisible force until her life force was...

Quote #9 from Five Wishes

Tío wore sunglasses in this dimply lit room, the fashionable teardrop-shaped kind with thin golden frames that look like pilot sunglasses. His black hair was combed back, shining with oil. His lips looked thin, with his tiny moustache on the...

Quote #8 from Five Wishes

Tío was a man of a certain reputation. His father had been a local fisherman. He had taken out his youngest, Tío, on fishing trips in a small vessel, whose rocking motion made the lad deathly sick.  This earned him teasing and mocking from his...

Quote #7 from Five Wishes

“We are all connected, Angel. The universe is made of light and darkness. There’s a seemingly dark sky, but it offers millions of bright stars. Without the dark sky, we couldn’t see them. But they are always there, visible to us only at night...

Quote #6 from Five Wishes

“Look at this deep dark sky with the sparkling stars,” Don Francisco said one evening when Maria Elena arrived. “Do you ever wonder what role they play for us? Why we see them? What messages they hold for us?”  “You look at the stars, Don...

Quote #5 from Five Wishes

“You’ve had some losses in your life,” Don Francisco said. “They were tough, you grieved, you felt lonely, and then you got over it. You can lose a lot in life. I understand that. You can lose your home, your parents, your family, your car, your...

Quote #4 from Five Wishes

Slowly dusk came, and with it came the rain. It started pouring relentlessly, as she walked aimlessly, without an umbrella, without a jacket, and without a destination.  She did not know where she was. It was a long street, a straight...

Quote #11 from Five Wishes

There was no movement next to her in the bed, except for the lifting and sagging of Benito’s stomach under the comforter, his face buried underneath the covers, which, much to Rosaura’s regret, did not work as a sound barrier. Benito’s snoring...

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Quote #3 from Five Wishes

Maria Elena shivered as though someone had locked her into a meat freezer at a slaughterhouse. She turned and began to walk down the hill toward the city and her night job at the restaurant. For almost a mile, she had difficulty breathing. Her...

Quote #2 from Five Wishes

Maria Elena and Lolita looked at each other in unison with that special look that unites friends. Simultaneously, they spit into their palms and slapped them together, right hand to right hand, back hand to back hand, fingers to fingers...