The Original Cowboys

“In those days, a day in the life of a vaquero began early and often ended in pain. In this part of South Texas the Spanish once called El Desierto de los Muertos, or The Desert of the Dead, the summer heat is like a blowtorch, and the land, thick with mesquite and cactus, can rip a rider’s legs apart without the right protection.”

Source: Texas Highways
Published: Aug 26, 2021
Length: 11 minutes (2,834 words)

How to Predict the Unpredictable

After the death of her dog, Katie Gutierrez grapples with the ripple effects of her decisions — and how to live with uncertainty as a mother.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 23, 2019
Length: 13 minutes (3,370 words)