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Tell Your True Tale

Volume 3

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3 | Introduction

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

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A Walk Up The Street

A Walk Up The Street

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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.

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Blinded By The Light

Blinded By The Light

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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.

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Every Day I Love You More

Every Day I Love You More

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The rhythm of drums. Our assigned section was at the bottom tier of the eastern wall.

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Louie Floresstory GO GO GO

GO! GO! GO!

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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.

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CJ Salgado Story

Strong Arms

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I was born in Los Angeles, California. My mother was not.

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Aracelli Lermastory The Homecoming

The Homecoming

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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.

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Warrior in the Fields

Warrior In The Fields

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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

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