This is a collection of 15 short stories about Puerto Rican traditions that have been lost or are disappearing. My purpose is not to present a nostalgic view but to depict the monstrosity of some cultural practices. More importantly, my short stories do not aim to entertain as much as they seek to pose ‘research questions’ to readers regarding violence, body mutilation, and mortuary celebrations.
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Short Story (Non Peer-Reviewed)
This short story entitled “Manivela” [“Handle”] analyzes the perils of people’s addiction to the pica (a traditional betting game with mechanical horses brought to the island around 1927 from Chicago). It was published in Letras Salvajes, a digital magazine from Puerto Rico.
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