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Keeping My Name

A collection of cross-border stories


Table of Contents

  • My Stepfather A Gangster
  • A boy’s painful experience with a gangster stepfather
  • The Bombs
  • An eight-year-old boy’s experience of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crises
  • A Real Man
  • The wisdom of an old man to his great-grandson
  • El Nino
  • A twelve-year-old boy wants to show the adults he is not a child
  • Selling Chewing Gum
  • A child teaches the true meaning of sharing
  • New Year’s Email
  • Feeling lonely on New Year
  • Keeping My Name
  • A young recruit does not change his name when given the chance
  • The bullet Hole
  • A narrow escape with death
  • The Proposal
  • Backing out of a wedding
  • Mother’s Day Hurts
  • Mother’s Day will never be the same


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