Evanescent – Cuba: Getting Ready for Newborns (Capítulo 2)

Carol was anxious after she heard the news she had longed for since she got married. She was finally getting ready to leave the country and reunite with her husband in the United States. She had waited more than two years for the required papers to travel and start living her marital life. However, it was realmente difícil for her to leave her whole familia behind, her lovely madre and grandma who had taken care of her since she was a little girl, but she knew it was finally time to pursue her dreams.

Jess has been involved in a relación a larga distancia for almost a year, hoping to meet up with her lover again in España. The man she fell in love with was older than her and happened to be married when they met each other for the first time in Cuba. Jess has always liked taking risks and for obvious reasons this relación was more than trouble. Anyway, when Cupido strikes, there’s nothing we can do about it.

Liz has been dating the same guy for more than six months, it wasn’t a big deal for otros but for Liz, it means something… It had been quite a while since she broke up with her last serious romantic partner and, despite all the affairs she had in the meantime, she was really struggling to open up to a new relación. What she found especialmente in this boy we don’t know for sure, but she was truly into him.

Kate was older than the rest of the grupo but she has always managed to fit in. In love matters, she was like our personal shrink. She wasn’t only the more experienced, but also the more understanding one. Though she had her major in arquitectura just like Liz and Jim, she had some talento natural to give advice. Kate had been married so many times in her life, it was super easy for her to comfort us any time we were deceived in love. Now she has settled down with a man younger than her, maybe that’s her secreto to keep her young espíritu. Don’t worry Kate, we won’t reveal it.

Veronica was a very gifted dentista in our city. Well, to tell you the truth, each of my girlfriends was smart enough to stand out from the crowd and that has always made me feel privileged, because we weren’t just elegantes and beautiful, we also had some perspectiva. When we got together at a place, people had to turn around to see each of us because we were all a good catch. You can bet on that.

Anyway, Veronica was also having the time of her life. She was finally happy after so much past deception in love and she was ready to get married and start a familia. I think she was the only one truly sure about taking the step that seemed so difícil for others.

(…to be continued…)

Series – Evanescent

January: If Something Can Go Wrong…It Will – Jonay Quintero Hernández (Spain)

February: The Planet of Pleasure – Nane Sevunts (Armine Asryan) (Armenia)

March: Evening with Jackie Chan – Gennady Bondarenko (Ukraine)

April: Vuvuzelas, Walkie-Talkies and Madiba Magic – Sarah-Leah Pimentel (South Africa)

May: Remembering – Seyit Ali Dastan (Turkey)

June: 5-4-3-2-1 – Talia Stotts (America)

July: Getting Ready for Newborns – Marilin Guerrero Casas (Cuba)

August: Regrets – Kate Korneeva (Russia)

September: A Hollow Pursuit – Diana Haidar (Syria)

October: The Test – Alejandra Baccino (Uruguay)

November: A Life Rekindled – Lauren Voaden (United Kingdom)

December: Translation Perfect – Zhang Lu (China)

Special: Catching Water III – Javier Gomez (Argentina)

Background – Context

Transadaptation Volume 2: Conceived – Childhood Transadapted, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2021)

Transadaptation Volume 1: In the Middle – Prelude to a Contemporary Transadaptation, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2020)

Peripatetic Alterity: A Philosophical Treatise on the Spectrum of Being – Romantics and Pragmatists by Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2019)

La Syncrétion of Polarization and Extremes Transposée, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2019)

The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2018)

L’anthologie of Global Instability Transpuesta, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2017)

From Wahnsinnig to the Loony Bin: German and Russian Stories Transposed to Modern-day America, (eds.) Angelika Friedrich, Yuri Smirnov and Henry Whittlesey (2013)

Emblems and stories on the international community

Perception by country – Transposing emblems, articles, short stories and reports from around the world

Credits

Cover photo: Camaguey, Cuba – Caribbean flamingos 2 – Sergey Uryadnikov (Shutterstock)
Source: The Codex of Uncertainty Transposed

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