Embedded essay. Word count: 1,350. The bullet-riddled walls of our house were a reminder that our rented property lay on the boundary between two rival gangs, embattled in a property war, each claiming this territory as their own. These walls were also a reminder that our beds were a luxury best enjoyed in the middle of the afternoon, when gang warfare was unlikely. I suppose that cholos had day jobs just like everyone else.


14 thoughts on “Borderline

  1. That was such a wonderful story ! More than amazing…Loved the details when he was cutting the fruit and others. I hope you are having good days 🙂 Love you loads xx

    • Thank you Stacie. It was scary, but after a while it becomes the norm. As for pets, I didn’t get another one until my senior year in high school. Had pets ever since and I obsess over them a little too much. 🙂

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