Phone Number is a story about a chance encounter at a traffic light becoming the trigger for re-evaluation.
It was published on Flash Fiction Magazine on October 26th, 2015.
Flash Fiction is a format that is shorter than the traditional American Short Story and attracted me because its stories often take the same structure as the Brazilian “cronicas” I grew up reading. Usually, stories are 1000 words or less (about 3 pages).
Read story at Flash Fiction Magazine
While this is not fiction, it is the first book I co-wrote and self-published in 2009.
It is available for free viewing at SlideShare.
It is also available for purchase (though I don’t know why you would) at Lulu and the Apple iTunes Store.
This is my page dedicated to writing.
Reading was an early talent and passion. Writing followed as a consequence. Telling stories was not. Fiction writing is a relatively new endeavor to me. I guess the stories I collected were fermenting somewhere. But I feel it is time get them out of the bottle.
I first read and wrote in Portuguese. My early influences include the classics of Brazilian and Portuguese literature and poetry. I spent the most time reading Machado de Assis, Fernando Pessoa, Jorge Amado, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, José Saramago, Luis Fernando Veríssimo.
Later in my adulthood, I sampled a bit of global literature and read some of the classics, but not in a structured way. My favorite author is Milan Kundera.
I have taken several fiction writing workshops online and at Stanford University. My work has not been published anywhere (yet).