Simi Press Magazine

Jim Stately

Jim slowly walked out to the mailbox, late in the day in the early summer breeze. He could smell the …

The book of the grotesque

The writer, an old man with a white mustache, had some difficulty in getting into bed. The windows of the …

Painting trains

Sandra Fabara was born in Ecuador and grew up in New York in the ‘80s. Graffiti was still pretty new …

Coca then and now

Peru produces almost 130 metric tons of coca leaves a year, according to a recent report by the United Nations …

Literature from the Peruvian Amazon

When people read literature from the Peruvian Amazon they expect the story and characters to be exotic, colorful, attention grabbing, …

The Spanish Flu in Alaska

As the first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Alaska, bringing with it fear of a Black Plague, people …

The origin of opium

There was once was a very pretty Hmong girl who, contrary to the customs of our people, remained a virgin …

The Firecracker Boys

In 1958, the Atomic Energy Commission tried to explode a series of nuclear bombs right next to the Native community …

Retablo

This novel is set in the Peruvian Andes during the violence of the 80s. Strong, lyrical, and introspective, I fell …

Woman of the Old Roads

The women in Juan Rodriguez Perez’s narrative are mothers, wise old women, neighbors, and subjects of love and desire. The …