Through His Bars Of Rage

Through His Bars Of Rage has been accepted for publication

in April’s edition of

LEVITATE Literary Magazine

Please stay tuned for purchasing details.



  1. Ze,

    An outstanding story written movingly about a vicious cycle unbroken in some communities, and still tragically breaking families. It’s an enormous societal problem that really takes a “village” to resolve it generationally. But it starts with someone in the family to break the painfully tragic chain by taking a conscious stand to change, and to pass on the the right way to future generations.

    M. Gandhi said it wisely, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Thank you for writing a very contemporary story, with a poignant ending when a brave loving father passes on the important lessons of life to his child. It’s about hope fulfilled. Congratulations on an outstanding story!


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Vida. You’re totally right. This cyclical, generational, and genetic phenomenon happens in every culture and it is something that needs to be addressed. It is an issue that is very important to me, and one that I will continue to explore through my writing.

      Thank you for your kind words and undying support.


  2. A great story, Ze. You dug deep, found a vein and started mining the gems. It’s not easy to be the one who decides enough is enough with respect to family traits and tendencies. You have shown us the rewards—inward and outward—of that act.

    Have a good weekend. I hope the fires don’t get to you,

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Allan. It’s always difficult to look inward, to explore our own family relations.

      Thank you for your concern. Luckily, I’m on the other side of town from where the fires are burning. Let’s hope that our fire departments can control their progress soon. Have a nice weekend, as well.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Oh. That was amazing! I have so many feelings at the moment. It was beautiful. I know it’s more than hard to grow up without a proper father so… I can relate. I don’t know much about Mexican culture, but I figured it out. As always extraordinary structure and easy-going flow of the story. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Mademoiselle, thank you so much for your lovely words. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the story. As you mentioned, it’s difficult to grow up fatherless, and it’s hard no matter the ethnicity or nationality. Men need to be better people in order for them to be better fathers. Thanks again 😉

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s