Entries by Ximena Escobar

Blame it on El Trauco

by Ximena Escobar   Knowing the fate befalling virgins in the forest, Mirén never sent her daughter for firewood. Therefore, her husband’s claim that she’d been taken by El Trauco, met her suspicion. Although the ugly dwarf was to blame for every fatherless child in Chiloé, something about her daughter’s eyes told of a far […]

Eyes of Innocence

by Ximena Escobar   Behind her sweet caress lies a lie.  Your heart pauses in a futile warning; you know you can’t escape but it opens a void, telling you to run—like you know to run—when fear haunts you in your sleeplessness. When the past you buried emerges like tree roots, opening mouths of horror […]