Short fiction2020-10-22T14:56:21+01:00

Short fiction

Read some of my short stories & flash fiction.

El Curandero

I looked at the bar, thinking to myself.

“What the hell am I even doing here? This is nothing but a scam, a complete waste of time.”

The keys of my car were dangling in my hand, still unsure about my decision. I pressed the key and I heard the locks of my car getting activated. I pressed it one more time, just to be sure. One can never be careful enough, especially in a place like this. 

I made my way towards the bar, and walked through […]

August 12th, 2021|

El Enano Loco

I suppose I had it coming. People just aren’t good for each other. Maybe I should start by introducing myself and give you a general idea of how I got here. My name is Javier and I’m a petty car thief. I’m not proud of it, but I have this uncontrollable urge to boost cars. Not just any car, only the ones that speak to me. I can’t explain it, but it feels like it wants me to steal it. It’s the only thing I know how to do, […]

July 29th, 2021|

Tanabe

The name Tanabe was displayed in the plastic pouch behind the passenger seat. He was driving up and down Greater Tokyo, looking for a new customer to pick up. The weather had cleared up to bright, blue skies, so business was kind of slow. People wanted to walk when it wasn’t raining, and those days were rare in this city. It was as if even crime took a day off when it stopped raining. 

Tanabe was driving to the tunes of his radio, tapping his fingers to […]

March 22nd, 2021|

Takayama, Jiro

woke up by the excruciating pain in my back. I was lying flat on my stomach on a tatami mat, wearing nothing but a traditional fundoshi. It took me a while to adjust to my new surroundings. Thin pieces of bamboo were scattered on the floor all around me. On my left were low cabinets filled with books on the subject of irezumi. The empty spaces in the cabinets were filled with small statues of Buddha. On my right, an old man was sitting on his knees next to me. He was […]

March 22nd, 2021|
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