Stories by

Cecile's Writer-Raquel FontanillaAuthor: Raquel Fontanilla

Country of residence: United States of America

Nationality: New Zealander

Mother tongue: English

Raquel Fontanilla is a freelance translator with a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Tokyo. After living in Japan for over a decade and South Korea for two years, she now lives, hikes, and writes in the American Southwest. Her fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared in Paradise Review, Passages, and Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine.



  • One Last Thing Before You Go

    Flash fiction by Raquel Fontanilla

    Hemmed in on all sides by morning commuters, she struggles to keep her chin from grazing the slick comb over of the gray-suited businessman in front of her. His shoulder blade presses into her left breast. The train smells of fish, miso, and vinegar... Read on...