Jasmine Molina 2015 Lambda Literary Fellow

Jasmine Molina 2015 Lambda Literary Fellow



and my inspiration was I know I shouldn't be doing this you told me specifically to wait for him like the beginning of the tracks but my legs kept moving I'm gonna be in big trouble when I finish this track but this truck needs eight units minimum I have about two and a half minutes left and I single-spaced he says it's really gross so to drive out here by myself I don't care I should figure eyes they come to bread tube with the scattered branches on the ground I can handle this I've learned black and gold appear sweet trees muddy field Ethel the Jaguar skids to a stop in the middle of the track I swerved to the left to what hangs damn cat need some wrenches help slow me down but that is not enough I turn right to get back on the track and I'm blinded by a tree the airbags activate my head Slim's back and I can hear a car call my home in I punched the airbags and then deflate slowly my head rings I did it again I can I have kept going but I was too afraid of hitting that stupid job line I start pushing down the airbags around me to get out the Jaguar is nowhere to be seen once the airbags to plate I look behind me and there he is licking his paws like last time this isn't the first time it's jumped on the ruby stuff this counts as the third time he has jumped on the track I think he secretly wants to get her or like someone stabbed me each time he gets closer I have only driven on this track for about a year now he only comes out a few times and this is one mark al always started to ship him off but I always refused I like to think that he's making me as I cannot avoid how can I go to everything else that is thrown on the tracks when I compete but a driver is a looking creature the time will come according to Rafael I push the button till the buckle the box but it's jammed I can hardly breathe and I can feel the box on my right are crushed by the seat next to mine my death bizarre being a Gustavo from the box being pulled hyeri's blond on the left side of my face I turn and come face to face for the first time with the jab line his black spots crowd his eyes like Island yawns and I see his teeth my whole head comes in his mouth hold my breath afraid to sterlet this is the Billy Goats to my fellow ones me about point Blair and John Burroughs and the Jaguar who was its head to see two jeeps heading our way I slowly pull my head back away from the Jaguar he snarls and walks away the horns stop and I can hear people calling my name Chiara here comes the lecture it's us local Meruru yells I tried holding back the laughter that starts to form when I'm nervous I'm really nervous right now my laughter echoes throughout the jungle great Athenians to Everman I turned to see what King popped his head in the passenger's window he was as I see he looks around he's tries to hide his smile no I don't have a concussion stop smiling [Laughter] I'm supposed to speak complete English by now I need to know English for the competition since it is the universal language of the world that's the language you speak to her competitors understand each other as well with the world leaders and government officials around the world speaking English to others who are non-english speakers it's awkward it pisses off people when I speak English since mostly everyone speaks Spanish for dialogue when I do speak Spanish again in trouble or receive a disapproving look everyone knows I mean by competing to learn language it feels wrong sometimes but I have to [Applause]

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