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Anika Fajardo's Writings

Short Story
Jan.20.2011
Frostwriting, Issue 5
He sees them every day. They come alone, dressed in low heels with pointy toes, richly patterned scarves, and earrings that brush against the cashmere or silk around their necks. They carry large bags that pass as purses. He often wonders what a woman carries that takes up that much volume..
Short Story
Jan.20.2011
Midway Journal
You drive down the steep asphalt, our bicycles entwined in the back of your silver-grey Volkswagen Rabbit. You drum the steering wheel with your palms as Bono belts out, “It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright.”  I am from the suburbs and have never been to Hidden Falls Park before. You grew up a block away, know the trails along the river like I...
Short Story
Jan.20.2011
Salome Magazine
You promise yourself you’ll just walk by once. Just glance at his favorite table. You won’t search for your own reflection in the glass, won’t try to see if your legs look skinny in that skirt, won’t bring your hand absently up to your hair when you notice a stray wisp escaping the ponytail. No, you’ll just walk by as if you’re still a tourist and see if he...