I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

~ Jorge Luis Borges

Marcia Calhoun Forecki – Short Stories available online.

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The Window

Marta is a newlywed immigrant facing loneliness and loss on the prairie. She finds hope through a window.

Grande Dame Literary Journal
4/6/2022

The Window

His partner murdered, Fermín drifts alone on the Pacific in a fishing boat, sustained by his songs and an albatross.

The Write Launch
4/6/2022

Letters from the Front

Years after Marcus Lightner returns from World War II, the past and present swirling in a confusing mixture, he writes letters to the two women whose love carried him through life at the front.

Copperfield Review
11/1/2013

Gift of the Spanish Lady

During the great influenza of 1918, a young woman with few opportunities finds a way to a better life. (Nominated for a Pushcart Award)

Bellevue Literary Review
Issue 9, 2005

Me and Woody

 

Set in the Great Depression, Arletha has to take care of herself if her man can’t or won’t.

The Write Launch
Issue 25, 2019

La Tanda
(English)

This story appeared in the premier issue of this online bilingual ezine. Elena honors her mother’s obligations for a small loan circle (la tanda) after she comes home from high school to find her immigrant parents detained.

 The Ice Colony
7/21/20

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