Richie Narvaez

Adding to the Chupacabra Canon

My new story, “Shooting a Chupacabra,” appearing now in Latine Lit, adds to the canon of Puerto Rico’s favorite cryptid. Hat tip to editor Russ López for selecting my story! The story uses George Orwell’s famous essay “Shooting an Elephant” as a template. The essay recounts a British colonial officer in Burma and his reluctance to shoot an elephant in order to maintain authority. My story takes place in the