As Cristina looks out the window from the

  • As Cristina looks out the window from the small cafe, she wonders if she will ever find someone. Then as if she could hear Cristina's thoughts, a beautiful girl sat down.

  • Beautiful people are hard to come by. Ones that make you stop and stare at them like only they exist; when they gaze in your direction, you stare right back at them, transfixed.

  • Then you bump into a tree. That's the thing about beautiful people. Another thing about beautiful people is they don't do tax returns or the washing up. Life with a beautiful per

  • son is restful, as they are grounded and have the patience of trees beneath the stars. They breathe the same air we do but they do not tweet, nor do they judge. Beautiful people s

  • uck, big league...literally...they suck on coffee coolattas and coffee cubanos and Cuban cigars and sugar cane and sugar beets and Lady Ga Ga's pechos. Beautiful do whatever they

  • take to remain so but too many cigars & their skin became old & leathery like a dried tobacco leaf. Recuerda vistas of rusty cars, swinging hammocks among coconut palms, senioritas

  • in long soft skirts. It was surreal. Mexico and Costa Rica were the heaven this lonely old codger had needed. Shawshank had taken too much of me. Here I was free to be

  • a carefree senorita, even though I was a 58 year old married man named Steve. But that was my old life. Now that I lived in Central America my name would be Carlotta and I would

  • open a tapas bar. In neon above the entrance would read "Steve's" as a nostalgic nod to my old life. But as Carlotta, I would wear a red flamenco dress and flirt from behind the

  • feather fan I carry to hide remnants of my previous self...my beard. I loved my new life, my new name, my new vagina. Ah, it was wonderful being Carlotta! I adjusted my spanx.



  1. PurpleProf Feb 11 2017 @ 23:57

    I think Christina and Carlotta should be introduced!

  2. SlimWhitman Feb 12 2017 @ 07:02

    Carlotta sounds beautiful in the sense Blasted described.

  3. Flopp Feb 13 2017 @ 12:21

    I want tapas now

  4. Rebbie Feb 13 2017 @ 13:05

    Yay! Carlotta found her inner happiness.

  5. BlastedHeath Feb 14 2017 @ 18:54

    Wow! That turned out to be a really cool story. Very painterly, too.

  6. Rebbie Feb 14 2017 @ 19:44

    I think that Christine and Carlotta might have met at the beginning and the rest ins Carlotta's introspection.

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