I was thirty when my father, Jerry, died in McKinleyville, California. The last time I saw him, I held his shrunken body upright from behind while he urinated, my arms wrapped around his chest. It was like hugging a bag of wheezing, cancer-ridden feathers. It was the first time Jerry didn’t smell like cigarettes. He pissed in… Read more →
Tomás Baiza is originally from San José, California, and now finds himself in Boise, Idaho. He is the author of the novel, Delivery: A Pocho’s Accidental Guide to College, Love, and Pizza Delivery (Running Wild Press, 2023), and the collection A Purpose to Our Savagery (RIZE Press, 2023). Tomás’s work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories anthologies and has appeared in various print and online anthologies and journals. Tomás has fenced in Italy, been rescued by helicopter from the Sierra Nevada, fought off wilds dogs in rural Morelos, México, and once delivered a dozen pizzas to a Klingon-themed orgy at a sci-fi convention. When he is not writing, Tomás is running trails, obsessing over bonsai trees, and playing guitar way too loud.