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It Takes a Village

on July 1, 2022

I’m pleased to announce that my flash fiction story, “It Takes a Village,” has been published today on Gobblers/Masticadores. I want to thank J Re Crivello and Manuela Timofte for publishing it. I feel very honored. Please visit Gobblers to show them your support. I’ve also agreed to be a monthly contributor. Thank you!

Gobblers & Masticadores

by Dawn Pisturino  

The body was found not long after the mariachi band had left the hotel.  A young housekeeper dressed in a grey uniform had been stuffed into a broom closet, a piece of thick rope twisted tightly around her neck.  The housekeeper who found her later described the purple face, protruding tongue, and bulging eyes to friends and family.

“And I know who did it,” she said in hushed tones. “That trumpet player, Juan Rodriguez. I saw him lurking in the hallway right after the mariachi band finished playing to the turistas down on the beach. He was always after Rosa to go out with him, but she wouldn’t go. She said he was loco – he scared her. She saw him kill a cat one night in the back alley with a pocket knife. He was always killing helpless animals.”

       “Did you tell…

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13 responses to “It Takes a Village

  1. Adelheid says:

    Congratulations, my friend! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  2. Brava! Well done!

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  3. kvbclarke says:

    Congratulations! Gripping first line and story!

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  4. Congratulations Dawn! What an awesome honor, and a wonderful flash fiction story my friend. 👏🏽😊🎆

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thanks, Kym! Hope you had a wonderful beautiful! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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      • You’re very welcome Dawn. Today is a beautiful day, although the meteorologists are calling for thunderstorms. But there is so much to do when there is a storm and that does not stop the celebration from continuing, even if you have to modify! LOL You have an amazing 4th of July celebration my dear! Hugs! 🥰💖🤗💋😘

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      • I wish it would rain here! The clouds roll in, but we just get few sprinkles. Enjoy the rain, dear Kym!

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      • Girl Dawn, we usually get a drought around the middle of July, so girlfriend I don’t complain one iota when it rains, I just enjoy how it cools things off with these scorching temperatures. Plus my trees, grass, flowers, and plants are grateful too! Enjoy your day my dear. 😁🌺🌞🍹😍

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  5. What a great imagination deserving of publication, Dawn!

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