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Re-reading the Codices Flash Fiction

Re-reading the Códices
Bistro 22

             The Mixtec Códices, indigenous screenfold books written on deer hide, 
are Pre-Columbian pictographs that record the history of the Mixtec peoples. 
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Writing or Re-Writing? 6

A Question of Thematic Unity

 The question for today concerns thematic unity: should one strive for thematic unity or should one present thematic contrasts? This question is provoked by today’s blog post, Obsidian’s Edge 22 10:00 PM, in which the narrator, sitting alone at the table in his apartment in Oaxaca is filled with memories of home, a home that is very different from the daily reality of life in Oaxaca. 870 more words


Báez explica a La Razón de México causas de la censura

Cómo el libro se convirtió en un objeto de culto a través del tiempo; cuáles fueron los primeros soportes; desde la piedra, el hueso, los códices, el barro hasta la imprenta, sonlos asuntos que el escritor venezolano Fernando Báez examina en Los primeros libros de la humanidad.

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Obsidian's Edge 16

4:00 pm



Sweet wet bark bleeds until sack-
cloth binds the wounded rowan.

Claws trapped in the sacking, the sap-
sucker family points accusatory beaks. 124 more words

Obsidian's Edge 13

2:00 PM
In the zócalo


Three brujas:
one spins the yarn,
one measures the cloth,
one wields the black obsidian knife,
trimming each tiny thread. 115 more words


Obsidian's Edge 6

10:00 am
Dark is her Shop


I buy two liters of white mescal,
cheap and rough,
without the second brewing:
fire water, not smooth. 202 more words


Obsidian's Edge 5

Obsidian’s Edge 5

9:00 am
Mescal and Memory


Frail old men
huddled under hand-woven blankets
sipping their morning mescal:
each face
a note book seamed with memories. 149 more words