Old Hands

The entire pueblo, all sixteen of them, live lockdown shrink-wrapped like abuela’s chorizo; sealed in hot, airless homes on the Castilian plain. A youth cycles up on the dust road, head down, oblivious to nesting storks above. The grammar of their clatter lost on him. Raps on her door. Abuela never talks about the other … More Old Hands

Microinterview: Kathryn Aldridge-Morris

Kathryn Aldridge-Morris’s 100 word microfiction, “Old Hands”, will appear in the third issue of The Centifictionist (Vol. 2, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2021). Kathryn graciously answered a few brief questions for us. Read the interview below. 1. What inspired the story “Old Hands”? So often in this pandemic older people are portrayed as feeble and helpless, … More Microinterview: Kathryn Aldridge-Morris