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Three Short Stories

By

James Cage

Published by James Cage at Smashwords

Revised 2nd E-Book Edition

Copyright © 2013 James Cage


HOLDING THE BRICKS

It is the middle of the rainy season, a hot, muggy, July Saturday night in Guadalajara, Mexico. As I stroll along Avenida Mungia, I listen to meat broiling on a taco cart. Written by a prankster, “Carne de Perro” is scribbled on the side of this cart. Nonetheless, there are a number of customers enjoying the tacos.

I just left the Teatro Reforma having viewed a very funny Italian film starring Ugo Tognazzi. The name of the film with Spanish subtitles is called Venga a Tomar Una Taza de Cafe con Nosotros. I think the Mexicans can understand Italian fairly well.

From inside a Volkswagen, a voice shouts, “Jaime, Jaime.” It’s Tom and I’m glad to see him. He pulls the car next to me, flips open the door and I jump in.

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