Manito Ortiz sorts family truth from legend as broken as the steel industry and the rusting vehicles that line Spruce Street. The only access to his lost family’s story is his uncle, the unreliable Neto Ortiz.
Bea and Manito are curious and sensitive “little mocos” from Southern Colorado who must face the reality of dead fathers, absent mothers, and the notorious murderer Ray “Cornbread” Vigil.
“poca loca” Finalist Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Contest
“highway motel” online at The Write Launch
“Crew of Boys” online at Nat. Brut the responsible future of art and literature
“Six Armed Cross at La Garita“ online at La Casita Grande
“Wrecks” at The Grief Diaries: A Magazine of Art and Writing About Loss
“Bear and Peaches” at Somos en Escrito the Latino Literary Online Magazine
“Little Mocos” online at Duende Literary
“Trip Home” online at Fogged Clarity Arts Journal
“Arkansas Flood 1964” in Pilgrimage Magazine
“Donoso’s Hell” in Antique Children Journal
“Grown-Ass Men” in Sleet Magazine
“Descansos” in Paraphilia Magazine
“Tattoos” in Flash Forward Press Anthology
“Penance” in Verdad Magazine
“Laundromat Story” in Crash Literary Journal
“Juanita’s Boy” in In-Digest Magazine
“Rabbit Story” in the Copper Nickel Review
“Driven to the Fields” in Antique Children Arts Quarterly
“Little Blue Box” in Antique Children Arts Journal
“Farmhouse in the Lanes” in the Acentos Review
John Paul Jaramillo’s stories have appeared in numerous publications, including the Acentos Review, Palabra, A Magazine of Chicano and Latino Literary Art and Somos en Escrito. He is the author of the collection The House of Order, named a 2013 Int’l Latino Book Award Finalist; and the novel in stories Little Mocos 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.