Daniel Peña Garcia

Daniel Peña Garcia‘s work has appeared in Callaloo, Tryst Quarterly, and Vandal, among other journals. He is currently a lecturer at Cornell University where he graduated with his MFA in Creative Writing. He is at work on his first novel about drug pilots in contemporary Narco Mexico.

Flying Mexicans

By Daniel Peña Garcia

There’s a corrido that says every boy's death comes from his desire to be like his father. And then when the boy dies, he finally becomes a man. But let’s be clear—I really just died at sixteen and I died nothing like my father, just so you know.