A family is an accident. I know because I live far from mine and sometimes I catch myself repeating their patterns from miles away, at other times they’re a band of strangers, like I would encounter at a bus stop, if we rub elbows.
NADIA VILLAFUERTE (Mexico, 1978) is presently in a doctoral program at NYU. Her published fiction works include Barcos en Houston (2005), ¿Te gusta el látex, cielo? (2008), and Por el lado salvaje (2011). She is included in numerous anthologies and magazines. "On the Wide Side" translated into English by Lorna Scott Day appears in Mexico20. She was the featured writer in winter 2017 edition of Latin American Literature Today with an interview and four translated stories. Translations of her work also appear in Delos journal and Reunion: The Dallas Review, among others.