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Gessy Alvarez

FLASH FICTION
Twelve Grapes
by Gessy Alvarez
Writer of the Month

Celebrate the end of the year with a new flash fiction piece from our Writer of the Month, Gessy Alvarez. Countdown along with "Twelve Grapes". 

It’s tradition to eat twelve grapes the last twelve seconds before the New Year. For luck, Nick says. I hate countdowns. This anticipation for the end is a cock-block. The cat sits on the sofa. I push my feet under her furry belly. She whips her head around, but Nick brushes her away before she can nip my ankle. 

FLASH FICTION
Childless
by Gessy Alvarez
Writer of the Month

FLASH FICTION<br>Childless<br>by Gessy Alvarez<br>Writer of the Month

Our Writer of the Month, Gessy Alvarez, returns with a very honest look at marriage without children in "Childless". 

He tried to be a good husband, to wash the dishes, do the laundry, and clean the toilet, but for years I did what I wanted, and sometimes I told him what I did, but most times I pretended to be too tired to talk. 

SHORT STORY
Lunchbox
by Gessy Alvarez
Writer of the Month

Writer of the Month Gessy Alvarez stuns with a tough short story, "Lunchbox". 

Every afternoon, for the last three years, we’ve followed Blue to the gas station across town. He likes to slide inside a dented, rusty phone-booth there. The phone company ripped the phone out years ago, but left the booth behind.