How to Learn to Cumbia

Flash Fiction

Jim Latham

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Two latinas smile while dancing How to Learn to Cumbia by Jim Latham | Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash
How to Learn to Cumbia by Jim Latham | Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash

Attend a wedding complete with carnitas, micheladas, and fireworks in your friend Rosa’s village. Notice the DJ is playing nothing but cumbias. Ask Rosa to dance. Don’t let on you’re into her. Apologize when you step on her left foot.

Take the hint when Rosa tells you she doesn’t like to dance. Force a smile when she says her cousin Suzy has the hots for you. Drink micheladas…

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