Luis Felipe Hernández
trans. Toshiya Kamei

The escape artist slips into the thin transparent cylinder filled with water. With his hands and feet shackled, he begins to fizz.



El escapista se introduce en el reducido y transparente cilindro lleno de agua. Con pies y manos esposados comienza a efervescer.







Latin America has a long tradition in flash fiction, and Mexico is no exception. Lauro Zavala, a professor at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Campus Xochimilco, has written extensively on the subject. Contemporary Mexican writers such as Luis Felipe Hernández, Alberto Chimal, and Edgar Omar Avilés continue to work in the genre.