I've always loved short fiction, but as I'm fresh from editing the prose submissions for a wonderful new anthology for San Diego Writers, Ink, "A Year in Ink, volume 3" I'm even more than usually hyped about short stories...I have so many favorites, by writers old and new, but one that sticks in my mind is "Big Caca's Revenge" by Daniel Reveles. Not only is it extremely funny, but the characters and their surroundings ring wierdly true and encompass a world of culture: Mexico, and Tecate, Baja California, specifically.
The story is a love story, of sorts--with an officious official, a comely, struggling, entreprenurial young lass, and enough twists to kep you reading intently... And I love the zinger of an ending the story has--it's the kind of thing you want to have happen in real life, but almost never does!I dare you not to laugh--or at least giggle...
Check out Senor Reveles website--he has an audio story, a slideshow and lots more--and he's such a charmer!
Causes Jennifer Redmond Supports
KPBS, Foundation for Change, ProPeninsula, Anza-Borrego Foundation, Marriage Equality USA