Lotería (micro cuento)

–Abuelo, mira lo que encontré en la gaveta. Le enseñé el billete de lotería por pura costumbre. Realmente no esperaba ninguna reacción particular pues ya él no estaba aquí. El Alzheimer se lo había llevado lejos. De repente sus ojos apagados y cubiertos de cataratas se encendieron. Agarró el billete con certeza y sonrió; la sonrisa más hermosa, quizás la…


The Dragon’s Den

In response to Chuck Wendig's recent Flash Fiction Challenge: The Dragon, here's a short story inspired on his prompt. ©2016. Maricel Jiménez. All rights reserved. As she walked past the threshold she heard the characteristic sound of colliding beads. A whiff of cold damp air spanked her face. Ugh. The place smelled like yesterday’s fart. What am I doing here?…

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10 Little Known Facts About Pixie Piper

There are plenty of things revealed about Pixie (the regular girl turned fairy) in her first book: The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy's Breath, but there are also rarely known bits of info that are not necessarily directly expressed in the book. In this article I will share some of the little known facts about Pixie and the world…


Bug Warrior

Mientras su cuerpecito hinchado de sangre agonizaba, yo veía salir el humo de lo que había sido con placer. El fuerte olor a pellejo carbonizado penetraba mis narices inundándome de gozo. ¡Qué mucho disfrutaba esos momentos simples de torturar insectos!


The Plebiscite by: Maricel Jiménez Peña

Text Copyright © 1998 Maricel Jiménez Peña. All rights reserved. On July 25 1998, the governor of Puerto Rico, Dr. Pedro Rosselló, announced to his people that he would hold a plebiscite to determine the status of the island in relation to the United States of America. Libertad Cercada looked at the face of the governor behind the T. V.…


My very first book!

Finally, after countless edits, rewrites, typos, format nightmares, self-doubt, and 4 proofs, my book is finally ready! Fantasy Adventure for kids 8 - 12. I hope you guys like it!   Get it here: The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy's Breath It will also be available in Amazon in about a week.  


La Gran Muralla de la Ciudad Corazón

©2013 Maricel Jiménez Peña. Derechos reservados.                Llevaba tres días caminando por una carretera angosta y sin pavimentar. No había letreros, pero una señora en el último pueblo le había señalado el camino con detalle.             “Si la vereda de repente se bifurca,” la señora le había dicho, “mantente hacia la izquierda. Es la…



             I was running; running as fast as my short legs could take me. But they burned with exhaustion. My knees buckled and I stumbled over a root on the ground. I cut my hand on a sharp rock and felt the trickle of warm liquid flowing down my fingers. I could hear the hounds…

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