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Leicester Writes Festival

A brave little writing festival happened during the last weekend of June. It was brand new and modest, but full of illusions and aiming to fill in the gaps in our local and national literature scene. And it succeeded. Leicester Writes Festival was conceived by Farhana Shaikh from Dahlia Publishing as a way to showcase the […]

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Buena Vida Presenta: First Crush

[:en]Buena Vida Presenta First CrushAbout five years ago, I wrote a short story in Spanish and turned it into a zine. It was the first in a series called Buena Vida Presenta, in which I was meant to live my fantasy and write as a career and as the only thing to do in life. A good life indeed. The story was called Santa Belleza, and it was about the way a struggling family of Mexicans in Los Angeles prayed to their favourite film star to cure their child from a terminal disease. Spoiler alert: it sort of worked. [Click on title to read more…]