Contributions by Brad Modlin

Issue 18 | Summer 2016

My Cousin Sets Me Up With the Woman She’s Sure is the One

By | Poetry

When, unfortunately, I tell my date I know some Spanish, she says, “I’m a native speaker.” I hide my big mouth with a glass of water. She says, “Say something.” “¿Es una examen?” I ask. “Yes, it is a test, basically,” she answers. I say, “It’s only our first date— are we ready to speak …