Submissions Tagged 'draft'

I was 16, it was summer, and I had agreed to ride shotgun with my father in his big Chevy to help him on his rounds. We rode with windows rolled down, the backseat cluttered with auto supply catalogues, order sheets, samples, returns. The monotony was broken only by bathroom stops, by Paul Harvey on the radio, or when hot ashes from one of my father’s El Productos fell onto his lap and he had to slap his trousers to keep them from scorching his leg.

We passed farm stands with hand painted signs, locals hawking sweet corn, snap Read more

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