Thursday, April 05, 2012

"TINA'S STORY" draft completed

   Wrote a draft of "Tina's Story," a short nonfiction piece about a woman my spouse Eileen I met in northern Nicaragua in 1992 who shared leadership in a base-community cooperative there. This was a region that constantly faced invasion by U.S. supported "Contras," who were also responsible for the deaths of her daughter and husband during an onslaught into Tina's cooperative and a nearby village. About 1,000 words. 
   Read the story aloud at "Wide Open Floor" at the Barking Legs Theater in Chattanooga, TN. It moved ...


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm curious about this post as my grandmother's name is Tina and I think this story may be about her!
Was her full name Florentina, by any chance? Was the community Lagartillo?
I don't want to ask any more questions as I don't want to give too much away on a website, but I think it may have been my grandmother!

Wes Rehberg's Writing Blog said...

Yes, it is she. We met her through Jennie Atlee-Loudon and Tom Loudon at Lagartillo.