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Microfiction: Journeyman, by Cèsar Sanchez Zapata

Journeyman, by Cèsar Sanchez Zapata   Last August, my daughter, Liliana, turned three. That same month she made her first friend. A man as fate should have it—depicted with frosty hair and a bent nose in her school drawings. All at once, the house bristled with stories of this stranger; it seemed Liliana would speak […]

Microfiction: The Order of the Mantis, by Cèsar Sanchez Zapata

The Order of the Mantis by Cèsar Sanchez Zapata Greer always heard that shortly before death, a man’s life flashes before his eyes. He was not yet dead but, as doctors informed him, he was dying. It was just a matter of time. The cancer would not care that he was only thirty-five. The night […]

Microfiction: Dia De Los Muertos, by Cèsar Sanchez Zapata

 Dia de los Muertos, by  Cèsar Sanchez Zapata Viviana knocked the Jeep into fifth gear, as the sun descended over the Vallejo Mountains and the sea exhaled a breeze from Punta Raza, whipping her long, sable hair in a banner behind her head. Glancing at her watch, she stabbed her stiletto heel into the gas […]

Microfiction: Cockaigne, by Cèsar Sanchez Zapata

Cockaigne by Cèsar Sanchez Zapata    Click. “Confidential Psych Evaluation of Paula Vacari, case number 6043PV, date of birth—03-28-2045. Designated for my eyes and ears only. “Patient exhibits clear signs of severe clinical depression resulting from the loss of her parents two months ago in the great earthquake of the Pacific Realm. She expresses deep resentment […]