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-- Special edition --

September 23, 2005

Katrina made a gypsy out of me

By Samantha Perez

Samantha Perez

By Josh Gales/ The Tattoo

By Josh Gales/ The Tattoo


Bossier City, LA - Aug. 31, 2005

(Excerpt) I was supposed to have an essay due in English a week ago, last Wednesday, comparing the idea of fate between two short stories we read in the Norton’s Anthology of Short Fiction. The book cost $63.

Now, if the tornado didn’t send it to Oz with the rest of the parish, it’s under a happy lake where the corpses of friends are singing fishing songs that last forever, where they drown again and again because the cycle never ends.

When we will learn that we can’t harness nature? To read more, click on 'The Bossier City Blues' link here

(This printed edition contains journal entries from 'The Bossier City Blues through 'Wine and Celebration')

Starting the day after Hurricane Katrina stormed across the Gulf Coast, killing thousands and chasing millions from their homes, 17-year-old Samantha Perez began to tell her heartbreaking story. This is the second printed installment, containing her second and third diary entries. To read all of Perez's work, including later  entries, follow link. 

To contact Perez, please send an email to The Tattoo

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