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
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john paul jaramillo

John Paul Jaramillo’s debut story collection The House of Order was named a 2013 Int’l Latino Book Award Finalist, and his most recent work Little Mocos is now available from Twelve Winters Press. In 2013 Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature listed Jaramillo as one of its Top 10 New Latino Authors to Watch and Read. He is currently a professor of composition and literature at Lincoln Land College-Springfield, Illinois.

1 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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