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Include a roller coaster in your writing today.
"Take a letter, Maria. Address it to my wife. Say I won't be coming home, got to start a new life."
Maria's hand hovered above the parchment for a lengthy sigh. She could not decide the best way to end things for Senor Lopez and Cecelia. She was, after all, Senora Lopez' sister. They had so many happy memories together - ah! With that, she wrote.
Do you remember when we were so very young and a couple of alborotadoras getting in constant danger? Well, I do. I remember that one summer we snuck into the fair to ride the rollercoaster because we were too pequena to ride? We were, what, five and seven? Ah, mi amor, we did not know that to run teh ride we needed someone else and so we took turns. You, being mi mejor hermana you got to go first and I pulled up a box and pressed that big green button and you flew so fast. Do you remember?
I was crying because I thought I would never see you again. Dios mio, I thought I had killed you and lost you forever. But then that train pulled back in and you were so red and so smiling, un grande grin indeed! I asked you how it was but the flashlights and the guarddogs came and they chased us from the park and you couldn't tell me until after we were safe in bed.
And you whispered to me, so suave and soothing and you told me how you were so scared at first. But the excitement at the top looking down on the whole world was too much and you felt like your entire heart would burst and scream from you. A mi corazon beat so fast too then in jealousy and joy.
Do you remember then, my sister, mi amor, ten years later when you first fell in love with Carlos? You told me in teh same hushed whispers what that first kiss was like. And when you were married five years later you described your beating heart in the same fashion. Ah my dear, I again, I was always so jealous of you. And now, I am afraid to tell you the truth of this monstruo verde in my heart.
But it is my turn to ride the train, and Carlos wants to sit with me.
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