The C paper It was her best work by far. Covered like a casserole she’d cradled it to class, handing it like a tribute into his soft white hands tendered well before deadline she’d used a thesaurus and words like solipsism disenfranchised and hubris run it through with a Grammarly free trial version, Chicago style formatted and cited. Hardly touched, a couple of red crosses and slashes where he’d nibbled at the edges of the first and final paragraphs, a couple of checkmarks like crumbs along the middle margins. It looked like a face- a round little head, the mouth gaping open in surprise: another perfect C.
LC Gutierrez is a product of many places in the South and the Caribbean, as well as writing and comparative literature programs at LSU and Tulane University (PhD). An erstwhile academic, he now writes, translates, edits, and plays trombone in Madrid, Spain.