05 9 / 2013
All the signs are there. I’m still hoping there’s another explanation.
I remember when it seemed like we wanted all the same things. I remember when I felt and even told you I never doubted you. That I trusted you more than any partner ever.
Why so private? Why so distant? Why am I never included in your plans?? Why am I an afterthought?
No amount of “I love you’s” and “I’m sorry” and “It’s all in your head” reach my doubts.
I don’t know what to think. I just want to know, really know for sure.
I’m guessing it’s “emotional” and not physical.
What do I know. Nothing. I can only guess.
30 8 / 2013
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26 8 / 2013
"Coco" is a novella that tells the story of two families; the Trozcos and the Fabos and the two children that set the destiny of both families in motion. Sammy Fabo and Maribel Trozco are born on the same night, at the exact same hour and minute. However, the two children couldn’t have less in common. Sammy is born with an exceptional beauty, both hypnotic and devastating, yet Sammy has also entered the world with a broken heart. Maribel is a child full of joy, a heart redder and more loving than most, but she has also been "cursed" with a birth defect: a third arm, that Maribel later names "Coco."
Here’s what people are saying about “Coco”:
“Coco is an altogether enchanting novella that leaves the reader with a wonderful sense of renewal, brought about in a highly original and imaginative fashion. The characters are vibrant and rendered with compassion, the magical elements tying them together coming off natural and unforced, letting the reader completely sink into the world of the story. If you’re a fan of magical realism, this is where it’s at! The unique and heartfelt Coco is something truly alive. It’ll leave you with a smile on your face, as well as a burning desire to learn origami.”—Tim Day.
“More than a fairytale, Coco is a modern day myth. Filled with eerie family curses and a girl who is the epitome of good despite her deformities, Coco will have you breathless from the beginning. This story is the struggle of good and evil, it is the desperate need to be loved above all primal needs, and it forces us to look at the power of human hearts. Coco is a beautiful, enchanting story that I wanted to devour in one sitting and certainly will again.”—Sarah Herrin.
“This short novella brought me into a town where personalities are strong, superstition has power, and family ties mean everything. A moving gift of a book.”—Beth Abate Bacon.
“If you’re a fan of literary magical realism in the vein of Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Isabel Allende, you will love Coco, the marvelous tale of a girl born with a deformity and how the gift and curse of this deformity impacts the residents of a small village. The element of wonder is quiet and compassionate and the storytelling is both colorful and triumphant even if the core of the tale is heartbreaking. A great first novel from an emerging author.”—Tamara K. Sellman.
""Coco, A Novella" is a delightful read, which I completed in one sitting. Based on a little girl with a slightly unconventional "handicap," Coco determines to rise above the adversity of both her family and her community by accepting herself unconditionally. In true magical realist fashion, the novella includes a bit of odd family history, a bit of cultural gumbo, and a dose of magic that is sure to satisfy even the most eccentric of readers."—Brigid Baines.
30 7 / 2013
"I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."