The Alien's Luggage
José Rodríguez, 1995
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Copyright 2012 José Rodríguez
"Almost there, compadre. Almost there," said Tobias pointing with his machete up the dried creek. They had been climbing over boulders, roots, and falling trees for the last half hour, following the steep gulch.
"I don't know why in hell I came here with you," said his cousin Ernesto. "I could be at Ambrosio's having a cold one, but no, here I am, following you up this goddamn mountain."