iván BRAVE

Writer

Success, a NYC interview story

Success, a NYC interview story

22 October 2018

Pasó así, Papá, y aunque pese, como lo viví te lo narro, en inglés:   Completely cut off from chance, no hope, only needs and responsibilities. I got home at 1 PM from working a four-hour at the language school. I would talk about that shift later in the day, when it came to answering […]

Asesino (Assassin)

Asesino (Assassin)

29 May 2017

(Art by George Fredric Watts, Hope, 1886)   Click here for PDF of Asesino. Asesino is a story inspired by the dream a friend, Diego Sebastian Figueredo, told at a milonga about a year ago.   It begins with an epigraph borrowed from Thomas De Quincey’s On Murder as Considered as One of the Fine […]

Wajdan — “The Story of a Gypsy Dancer”

Wajdan — “The Story of a Gypsy Dancer”

22 May 2017

(Art work found on Sufi Friends, and Negarkhaneh.)   Click here for a PDF of “Wajdan”   At Slice’s Literary conference last September, I attend a panel titled (something like) “How to Write When Finding Time is Impossible.” Middle of the afternoon, after having taught a class earlier that morning, I began dozing off, tuning […]

La Albiceleste — part(e) 4

La Albiceleste — part(e) 4

1 May 2017

ivanBRAVE_La Albiceleste4_2000   “My family and I moved back to our country, so my parents could finalize their divorce. And everyone blames someone else for it, except me. I blame myself.”

La Albiceleste — part(e) 1

La Albiceleste — part(e) 1

10 April 2017

ivanBRAVE_La Albiceleste1_1300 The beginning. Will there be redemption? Follow failed soccer star Semis, and teenage dreamer Zulema, on their journey to fulfill their destiny.   El principio. ¿Habrá redención? Sigue a Semis, un excampeón de futbol, y a Zulema, una adolecente soñadora, en sus caminos a cumplir sus destinos.  

Naked Skeleton (1600 words)

Naked Skeleton (1600 words)

3 April 2017

Click here for PDF — Naked Skeleton A story inspired by the above image…   How would you write Dali’s version of the story? Leave it as a comment in the space below.

A Sylph Sketch’d

A Sylph Sketch’d

27 March 2017

(Link to story removed: story under consideration for print.)   Ricardo Soca, the philologist behind Palabra del Día and “La Fascinante Historia de las Palabras,” traces the etymology of “Sylph” back to the pre-Roman Gauls, forest dwellers of the north. The sylphs in their tales were the wild wind sprites who co-inhabited the mysterious forests. […]

“Ardor” — 400 words

“Ardor” — 400 words

21 March 2017

[Art by Edgar Degas: “Woman with a Towel”; 1894 or 1898] Click here for the PDF — “Ardor” I wrote this short story on the balcony of my grandmother’s fourth floor apartment in Barrio Norte, Buenos Aires. My cousin and I were sharing a couple of tasty matecitos over an afternoon merienda–up there, on the […]