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Searching – A Serial Novelle Chapter 26: “Little Do We Know”

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Little did Angel know that the man driving the delivery van was not the flower lady’s son. He did not know what her son looked like, and he could not have known that he had been carjacked a few minutes before. And so when the man honked the horn in front of the shop and motioned impatiently for Angel to climb in, [...]

Searching – A Serial Novelle Chapter 25: “Something Special for Someone Special”

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Sometimes you have to stop searching, and let the search find you. Sometimes you have to let go in order to hold onto what you really love. Ana and Luz had confronted their pasts, now it was time to discern where the past was going. And as they walked out into the still swirling snow, they realized they had to do this [...]

Searching – A Serial Novelle Chapter 24: “The Great Divide”

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Luz had her own story, part of which she had buried deep. Growing up in two countries—in the winter along the US-Mexico border, Pharr on the Texan side, a small pueblo outside of Matamoros in the land of Cuauhtémoc. During the harvest season, she travelled with her family to the onions, the peas, the corn, the green [...]

Searching – A Serial Novelle Chapter 23: “Turning Darker”

Searching – A Serial Novelle Chapter 23: “Turning Darker”

By Patrick Cabello Hansel We can’t control what is coming. We can’t foresee it. Angel and Luz, upon leaving the Mercado Central were as in love as two can be. Together, come what may. What came was not a stab from Angel’s past, but from Luz’. As they walked west on Lake Street, they didn’t notice the man standing at the corner a [...]

Searching – A Serial Novelle Chapter 22: “For whatever might come”

By Patrick Cabello Hansel By the time they reached Ingebretsen’s there was a line out the store, down the block in front of the poster collective and La Que Buena, all the way around the corner on 17th. Angel’s Mom and Dad decided to go to the Mercado Central rather than wait in line, but Angel and Luz were curious to see what this great [...]

Searching – A Serial Novelle Chapter 21: “Most Like A Miracle”

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Confusing feelings roiled around Angel’s heart, like cold, fierce winter winds. Winds with faces, with teeth and intent. Anger, jealousy, fear, hope, doubt. What he had learned in the last hour was stunning. His mother, the gentlest soul he had ever known, had been forced into an unwelcome marriage, or worse. Sold, [...]

Searching – A Serial Novelle Chapter 20: “JUST LET THE WORDS OUT”

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Angel woke up in his parents’ house—a house he had not slept in for seven months—to the smell of coffee and pancakes.  Although he had slept just a couple of hours, his head was as clear as it had ever been, and his body felt strong. Maybe it was the pancakes, frying on the stove.  Pancakes make any day a [...]

Searching – A Serial Novelle Chapter 19: (“I will go with you.”)

By Patrick Cabello Hansel When Angel and Luz came back into Denny’s, Mother Light and Ana had left. Such is the wisdom of love. The cards were put away, and the plates of food on the table were in their original uneaten state, growing cold. Angel stood before the remnant of that strange Guadalupe night and said, “I’m sorry. I kind of [...]

SEARCHING – a Serial Novelle CHAPTER 18: Truth, in all its profound beauty and terror.

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Coffee, pancakes, the smiles and shouts of people who love you—who cares if you’re celebrating the Feast Day of the Virgen de Guadalupe, the patroness of Mexico and all the Americas—sitting in a sticky booth at Denny’s at 11:22 pm. This is the crowd that greeted Angel & his dad, Augusto: the Luz, the [...]

Searching – A Serial Novelle Chapter 17: Family History [“Paper” proof of birth]

By Patrick Cabello Hansel As the party wound down, Angel danced one more dance with Luz. As the song melted away and they began to release their embrace, he noticed who was left in the room: Mr. Bussey, talking with Mother Light and Ana; Luz’ grandmother Dolores, and Angel’s father, Augusto. It was nearly 11, and though tomorrow meant heavy [...]

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