Womanly Thoughts

A sharp, dark line runs across the right of my chest. It's dented at the top because of the time I wore a strapless, trying to return to normalcy much too soon. "Don't worry about it, we can fix that in surgery," Dr. Li, my plastic surgeon, had responded when I explained to her the … Continue reading Womanly Thoughts

42 and 24

On the weekend of my birthday and my and my husband’s 24th anniversary last week, he and I spent a day in Los Angeles. While he worked for a few hours I got a chance to take some time to myself and visit my city. I drove down Sunset all the way to the 90210, … Continue reading 42 and 24

When the Candles Were Lit – the story behind the story.

This story is one of those stories that comes suddenly while sitting down trying hard to write something - anything. Initially, it was about Frida Kahlo, the Mexican artist. The idea was that her ghost appeared in my studio wanting to paint one last painting. She wouldn't leave so I had to call her husband, … Continue reading When the Candles Were Lit – the story behind the story.

Las Historias de Mi Vida {but not really} OR The Stories of My Life {pero no}: a short story collection in the making

Las Historias de Mi Vida {but not really} OR The Stories of My Life {pero, no} is my first collection of short stories. Where are they coming from? They are coming from my childhood. Things and moments I lived through. Experiences I had, either directly or indirectly. It's me wanting to share my culture, my … Continue reading Las Historias de Mi Vida {but not really} OR The Stories of My Life {pero no}: a short story collection in the making