Roberto Ontiveros is an artist, fiction writer, and literary critic. Some of his work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Santa Monica Review, Huizache, and the Believer. His recent collection of stories, The Fight for Space, was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press.
When Konstantin B., a vertical foundry ontologist working at Austin's Google offices, was told he would be working from home, he felt simultaneously safer and more inspired.
"Working from home has been a relief in the very real sense that it minimized my chances of getting infected," Konstantin says.
Austin restaurants and bars were left with a decision: risk a citation on New Year's Eve, or close their doors before the countdown
On the last night of 2020 Stanley Adams, owner of Siena Ristorante Toscana, prepared for a scaled-back salute to the end of a very bad business year.
Since turning to Zoom church services, Isabel Sheldon's preferred place of worship is no longer where she wishes to hear the word of God. She says she would love to meet fellow worshipers for an in-person church service but understands that it's not easy during a global pandemic.
For those who suffer mood disorders and mental illness, this year has especially been a nightmare and to add to that, the holidays often mean the unwanted gift of seasonal depression.
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