Little Lolo Stories: Reorganization Notes

(Tentatively I have reorganized the chapters. I have them here lettered and numbered but I’ll lose all that–I just need them to keep track of them. I was so glad to hear Martha Miller echo the same problems with remembereing names and places.

In terms of the revision, I spent the last three days looking at sentence level issues–I hate that. I still have content issues in several of the chapters as some are stronger than others.  I have movied some things around so that the ist person narrative comes early to establish the narration and point of story. I wanted to save it but now I see I have to do this to make it clear the focus of the book is Lolo and Relles’ son as the narrator years inthe future, imagining and trying to figure out what happened to the family.)


Little Lolo Stories


1. Rabbit Story—1st person and Lolo and idea of notebook and collecting of stories

2. the Lapping of Milk—introduces little Lolo and his younger attitude as soft/unique

3. Strange Tattoos—Lolo—idea of tattoos and Lolo out finding snakes

4. the Breaking of Wrists—Lolo—Lolo riding around the neighborhood after dark

5. Boy’s Play—snow days

6. Las Dias-family—end of section that shows Dec celebration on Spruce



7. the Crew of Fosters—

8. the Jefe’s Lists—Jefe in dr’s office and worried about bills—background of moving to CO

9. the Jefe’s Work—Jefe in front yard and time off from mill—Lolo and lawn work

10. the Multi Purpose Belt—Jefe and discipline

11. the Jefe in Burma–Jefe

12. Lolo and the Neighborhood—Lolo home alone and Jefe and Jefita out to fosters

13. Chickens—Lolo

14. the Bear–Jefita

15. the Dog–Jefita

16. Driven to the Fields—Lolo and Jefe



17. -intro of Mitedio and idea of Coco

18-22. Juanita’s Boy–Mitedio

23. Mitedio and His Boys—Mitedio playing with boys as Jefe works on cars

24. Mitedio Returns from Korea–Mitedio

25. Mitedio Put Out–Mitedio

26. Mitedio’s Fishing Trips–Mitedio

27. Mitedio’s Fight–Mitedio

28. Rock in the Beans–Family

29. Relles’s Skull–Lolo

30. Jefita Pregnant–Jefita

31. News of Mitedio—



32.-33. Jefita in Colorado Springs

34. Jefe’s Hunting

35. Jefe Returns

36. the Fight

37. Jefe’s Stitches

38. Mitedio Calls

39.-40. Colorado State Penitentiary

41-42. Jefe Arrested

43. Jefe Interviewed

44.-45. Boys in New Mexico

46. Jefe Plays


V. the House of Order

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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.

One thought on “Little Lolo Stories: Reorganization Notes”

  1. These don’t match my notes, but I think you have to go with what you think, not what I think. We can talk about it in person.

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