The Dawn of Rigoberto
by Gervasio Arrancado
In this short story, Rigoberto, an orphan, is the tallest, strongest, wisest and kindest man in the fishing village of Agua Rocosa. His mother wandered off within weeks of his birth & is rumored to be a witch, but has gained goddess status with many of the villagers. Nearing her death & as he obtains his thirty-third year, she gives him the gift of his father and much about his life becomes clear.