Thirteen Years Old, 1961

Ángel García

Foto en la visa de Rosalinda


She refuses to smile for each photo he takes, despite his soft-talk: dame una sonrisa. Flashclick — lips pressed firmly together, no teeth for a new country. Sonriete mi’ja. Flashclick — one brow upraised, to question his familiarity. Una sonrisa linda, como tu nombre. Flashclick — the glare she’s learned to give men who insist she perform for their desire. Vas a tener una nueva vida. Flashclick — a scowl for the false promise of a life she’ll be forced to accept against her will.


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