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TYTT Volume 3

CJ Salgado Story
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Strong Arms

I was born in Los Angeles, California. My mother was not. read more
Aracelli Lermastory The Homecoming
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The Homecoming

Her hand trembled as she held up the keys to my new home. She placed them in my hand and clasped her fragile fingers over mine. read more
Louie Floresstory GO GO GO
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GO! GO! GO!

I’m about the 10th jumper, and we had been trained to push the guy ahead of us, so everybody is pushing and shuffling to the door and yelling. read more
Every Day I Love You More
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Every Day I Love You More

The rhythm of drums. Our assigned section was at the bottom tier of the eastern wall. read more
Blinded By The Light
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Blinded By The Light

My heart pounded as I walked into the fire circle. One hundred and fifty firewalkers were chanting and jumping in unison, trance-like, preparing to make the 10-second trek over the hot embers. read more
Warrior in the Fields
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Warrior In The Fields

I remember that morning. I was 11. I watched from my bedroom window as cars, vans, and motorcycles parked in Al’s Produce across the street read more
A Walk Up The Street
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A Walk Up The Street

Street vendors, food stands, and nightly dances were what they were raised on back in Mexico. Ivette lived in Northeast Los Angeles, and visited her sister occasionally. read more
Tell Your True Tale intro 3
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3 | Introduction

One of the exciting times in the life of a writing-workshop instructor comes in watching the stories of new authors emerge. read more
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