In today’s Community, we are honored to re-introduce prose by C. Adán Cabrera and Jenny Shank.
A Working Class Prayer
“for my father, who wakes up in the dark, and who through storm or errant sickness must still ferry strangers to whomever may be waiting for them on the other side...”
“The way the story goes, two whole days passed before Miguel finally stumbled home. And it took just as long for him to snap out of whatever spell had been cast on him before he could speak again and tell everyone what had happened…”
June 19, 2020
“It all went down just before the Fourth of July the year I turned ten. All week long my siblings and I had been too scared to ask Mamá and Papá whether we would have as many fireworks as we did the year before…”
Hockey Forever, or for as Long as It Lasts
“When my son Sam is five, we try soccer. Sam skips around while the opponent, unchallenged, scores. When Sam swims, he sinks. At tennis, he flails. In kid yoga, he clowns. In gymnastics he can’t copy the instructor’s movements. When Sam is six, I coach his T-ball team…”
Missouri Review – BLAST online
September 14, 2020
Pandemic Gym Class
“When the COVID-19 pandemic ended my daughter’s eighth-grade volleyball season, we found Trainer Hannibal by chance, on the video YouTube recommended after we viewed her coach’s suggested at-home exercises…”
The Colorado Sun
July 1, 2020
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