Canela and Cream

Canela and Cream* Her fingerprints left cinnamon on everything she touched especially in the morning. The cabinets, their door pulls the faucet, the counter, the white face of the boy on the box of Farina. On his cardboard pedestal, his porcelain and rose covered in cinnamon mocked me. He looked like a pastry of a […]

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The Birth of Amar

The Birth of Amar The Moon walked along the coast in the same white lace her mother wore the night she was born. While the tide was still low, the Moon lay down, bruising the wet sand beneath her. As her pulse quickened, so did the tide. The foam billowed about ankles. Her toes dug […]

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Hola Angels,

As a young boy growing up in the South Bronx, I thought it was impossible that I would one day be a writer. I thought it would forever be my guilty pleasure, especially since none of the authors we read in school had a surname like mine. When my guidance counselor expressed to me that I was a gifted writer, it transformed what I believed was possible for myself. This is why organizations like the Lambda Literary Foundation are invaluable. I am starting the next chapter of my life: my first book will be released April 2015, and I was recently selected to attend the 2014 LLF Retreat for Emerging Writers!

I have been offered a scholarship that covers tuition for the residency. Pretty awesome, huh? The scholarship, however, does not cover lodging. This is where you (my favorite person in the whole wide world) can make a tax-deductible donation and make a writer’s dream come true.

I’d like to be able to count on you to make a donation so that I can attend this amazing retreat this summer.

If you are willing to put the link on Facebook, twitter, or any way to reach your network that would also be awesome.

Giving is easy! Simply click on My Fundraising Site address to visit my personal fundraising page where you can read more about the Lambda Literary Foundation and the Emerging Writers Retreat… as well as make a secure donation online.

Thank you for your support!

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falling out of

What would happen if, as we walked along the shore rocks, I just fell in? What if by fell I mean jumped? Would you follow me down the rabbit hole or ask for help? And when you asked for help (which I am sure you would) would you stand there watching me become bubbles until someone walked by […]

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The Block

The Block It’s not true that you can’t see stars out here. The block is a stage where we put on plays starring triple threats everyday. Multiple job-having, child-raising, lovemaking barely old enough to see-n-say. Even though bedtime has been dreaming for hours, little boys and girls tap dance profanity, pampers and paraphernalia in the […]

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Spring Fever

I have two readings in two different states, in ONE day. #worldtour 4PM: Montclair State University “Live Lit” Montclair State University is fortunate to claim outstanding faculty-writers as our own. Our poets, dramatists, novelists, memoirists, and writers of other genres are published locally, nationally, and even internationally, and because of the multitude of writers we’re […]

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