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.