Fictive Bearings

Taking a five  minute break from grading Lit 110 midterms and Iwant to get down some notes on next few Little Lolo Stories. I think and hope I am close to a resolution but my process is so circular–and the chapters feel good as theycome and as I write them so I am not to worried about completion. I’d like get a full document/outline to edit and revise this summer.

Here are some chapters I need to flush out for the Little Lolo Stories:

  • ch over Jefe’s bills and worry and little black book of debt, mortgage and bills and obsessing over conscientiousness
  • ch over scene in Jorge’s–scene where Jefe defends kids and show he can take them to a restaurant and lighten up–leads to fight scene
  • ch or scene over more of a compromise over new baby on the way
  • ch on Jefita and her lack of driver’s license and also her feeling of being trapped
  • ch onthe house and the feel of the house–more textures of the house
  • last or late ch where the crew of boys/Jefe and Jefita visit Mitedio in jail
  • early ch between Lolo and Mitedio and advice on being a man

Published by john paul jaramillo

John Paul Jaramillo was born and raised in southern Colorado. His stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including the Acentos Review, Palabra, A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art, and most recently in Duende. His collection The House of Order: Stories was named an International Latino Book Award Finalist and his novel in stories Little Mocos is forthcoming from Twelve Winters Press. In 2013 the editors of Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature listed Jaramillo as one of its Top 10 New Latino Authors to Watch and Read.

One Comment

  1. It is those little telling details that reveal so much and get to us about others. The little black book is fascinating and horrible.

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