Barbara Robertson

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Los Muertos

by Barbara Robertson

“The Mexican is familiar with death, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it; it is one of his toys and his most steadfast love.” —Octavio Paz

This is what I remember: White sheets limp with sweat twisted around his naked body, a low mattress in a small white room, sun

Los Muertos2017-04-24T02:32:28-07:00

Getting Grandma

by Barbara Robertson
It’s important to know when to raise a stink.

The nicely dressed young man who had shared our compartment since Düsseldorf said goodbye in Munich, pressed a brown nugget the size of a hazelnut into the palm of my hand, and quickly got off the train.

“I think that guy just gave me

Getting Grandma2017-04-24T02:32:41-07:00

A Nice Little Holiday

by Barbara Robertson
It makes the world go ’round.He angled toward me casually and then stopped, tugged at the sleeves of his black leather jacket and settled it with a slight shrug. Behind him, the Mediterranean Sea tickled the pebbly beach. It was early February: sky the color of pewter; sea, smoky green marble.

“Hello,” he said.

A Nice Little Holiday2017-04-24T02:32:45-07:00