Casandra Hernández Ríos

Casandra Hernández Ríos received her MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction, from CSU Long Beach. She holds a BA in Creative Writing and Journalism from the same school. Her fiction has been recognized by Glimmer Train Press, and has appeared in In Parentheses, The Acentos Review, Golden Streetcar, Spectrum Literary Journal, Verdad magazine, Two Sisters, and the Santa Ana River Review. She teaches English at Golden West College and Long Beach City College.


Under the shade of a large fig tree, Ramona unbuttoned her green knitted sweater, pushing the large buttons through their ojales with one hand, while searching her backpack for the black top she had hid there. When she found it, she tossed both her sueter and mochila on the ground and pulled over her narrow […]

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