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This story was originally published in Day One, a weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.Thirty years after escaping communist Cuba, Adela, a Miami seamstress, scans the news on TV for a familiar face. There’s one in particular she’s looking for: Raimundo, a lover from her youth. She’d begged him to go with her to the United StaThis story was originally published in Day One, a weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.Thirty years after escaping communist Cuba, Adela, a Miami seamstress, scans the news on TV for a familiar face. There’s one in particular she’s looking for: Raimundo, a lover from her youth. She’d begged him to go with her to the United States, but he’d refused to abandon the socialist revolution he’d thought would transform Cuba into a democratic nation.Now, a “dry foot, wet foot” immigration policy changes everything. For a brief period, rafters caught at sea are returned to the island—but anyone who makes it past the Coast Guard and sets foot on American soil is allowed to stay. Raimundo, by this point hopeless about his homeland and desperate for freedom, will attempt to take part in a mass exodus toward Florida’s shores. But for the couple to reunite, he must survive shark-infested waters. And she must recognize his face, masked with age, to find him among all those seeking refuge....

Title : flags and rafts a short story kindle single
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ISBN : 29077504
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Number of Pages : 18 Pages
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  • Richard
    2018-11-21 00:09

    A valuable novella to read in terms of the on-going refugee crisis that remains with the modern-day world and continues to pose political problems for the nations of the world.Cecilia M, Fernandez is an excellent writing, and she uses this story to share the desire over decades for Cubans to brave the 90-mile shark infested seas to the USA.It speaks of love and idealism and how these can change and be lost over time.For me the story is too short, little tension or investment in the characters. That said I loved the spirit of Adela and identified with her determination to make a life for herself. There is an irony in her latest job and a sense of unfinished business. As a reader, she is someone I would like to learn more.Despite not being blown away by this short story it has piqued my interest in this writer work and I think I'll be reading more of her work, so I guess on that level this short story has served its purpose.