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    She tears his face off of their few photos, refuses to speak his name in her house. She takes what strengths she has and convinces the old widower at the edge of town to teach her his trade. She tosses her wedding ring in the river and swears to never even think her tramposo of a husband’s name.

    (If that pendejo ever returns to her house, she will cast him out. She will toss him out like yesterday’s trash, let him feel what she did when the letter arrived.)

    Imelda Rivera is strong. She builds a business with her own two hands, finding ways to keep her hija fed and herself from becoming the town puta. She has always been strong, but now her spine becomes steel. Her mind becomes an iron trap, her hands callous from shoemaking and her tongue becomes a whip.

    Imelda never gets to be a widow. She gets to be the jilted wife, the scorned bride, but never the widow. She never even gets to know if her husband is dead or not. His foto certainly never makes its way onto her ofrenda, where she’d have to stare at the face of everything she lost.

    And after a couple of decades of hurt and resentment, she finds she doesn't much care.

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