“The Galapagos Widows” published in LatineLit

My new story, “The Galapagos Widows,” is included in the Spring 2023 issue of LatineLit.  This is probably one of my most personal stories yet.  I based it on some family lore from my dad’s side, along with details from a couple of my trips to South America, including visiting relatives in Ecuador and studying abroad in Chile.  This story is dark, and it deals with real life tragedies.  I of course made things fictionalized and speculative.  I finished the first draft in the span of a week, which is inordinately fast for me, and it took a lot out of me.  I’m not my character Beatriz, but I appreciated getting to process my emotions through her.