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from the November 2011 issue: Writing from the Caribbean

The Crane

Aguardiente comes cheap, meat comes dear (somewhat drunk he tap dances over the wet cobblestones, scoring importance from the conjectured case of fractured bone).

“Young man, you have to stay thin, in top physical shape, in case the great opportunity presents itself, well, good fortune knocks just once at the door of a house.”

“Young man, you have to stay thin, in top physical shape, in case the great opportunity presents itself.”

“Young man, you have to stay thin.”

"Young man, you have to stay standing, on at least one foot."

Aguardiente comes cheap, meat comes dear (somewhat drunk he tap dances over the wet cobblestones, scoring importance from the conjectured case of fractured bone).

© Juan Carlos Flores. By arrangement with the author. Translation © 2011 by Kristin Dykstra. All rights reserved.

November 2011
Writing from the Caribbean
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