Con Suerte He Will Sleep Another Hour
Her mother had never curved a cool hand around Marilinda’s cheek and promised, Mijita, your life will be swollen with love.
Marilinda, you will be happy with RobertoMijitayour life will be swollen with loveMarilinda, on the fourth day the moretónes become bright as flower pollen, and that’s when you will be able to cover them the easiest with makeup. Corazónthere will be days when you wonder why, si Dios es amor, you are still alive on this earth.
The Price is RightEllen
. Que raronecessary
You don’t wanna eat that You don’t wanna wear that,
si en caso
Katie Gutierrez lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, one-year-old daughter, and two dogs. Katie has an MFA from Texas State University, and her fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Catapult, Washington Post, Lit Hub, Motherwell, and more. She is working on a novel while her baby naps. Find her on Twitter @katie_gutz.
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