Te Quiero Release Day

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This little story was inspired in part by my love for both the Spanish language and Argentina.

Te Quiero were the first words I learned in Spanish. They were in a book (incidentally about Argentina) called ‘The Story of the Night’ by Colm Tobin. I loved the character that spoke them (Pablo), and I also loved that the author didn’t translate anything, as those tiny smatterings of Spanish inspired me to learn more, and to eventually take classes (though that was a few years ago now). It’s a beautiful language. Writing Te Quiero has inspired me to go back to school at some point and to learn more.

There aren’t a great deal of Spanish words in this story, but with research and in-depth help from one awesome Spanish lady in particular (Rosalinda <3) I have endeavoured to use words authentic to Argentina.

Ally, my main character, is from Argentina (Buenos Aries). It’s a place I’ve never been, but have always longed to visit—I’ve always felt drawn there, ever since I was very small. I’ve dreamt about its vast and beautiful landscapes, the loneliness of them, or perhaps the aloneness. Sometimes places stick in your imagination and grow there. So, having Ally’s connection to his past, while not directly a part of the story, is important to me. This stunning picture of the Andes is borrowed from: http://tours42plus.com/blogs/admin/countries-of-latin-america/36/argentina

 

56c44eb8-5531-4d42-b46c-e2eb92557141Horses in Andes Mountains

Ultimately this story felt as though it was a long time coming.

The next story in the series will be told from Levi’s POV. It’s entitled Silver and Gold, and will be a bit more of a substantial read^^ No time scales for release yet. I need to finish it first 🙂

I hope you enjoy Te Quiero. I had a lot of fun writing it.

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About sukifleet

Suki Fleet currently lives in the heart of England. Her childhood was quite unconventional and she spent some time living on a boat and travelling at sea with her family. Since she was very small she has always dreamed of writing for a living, but though she has written original fiction online for years and encouraged many new writers to keep going and follow their author dreams, it is only recently she got the courage to make her own dream a reality and actually send something off to a publisher. By day she runs her own business selling fabric (her second love) and juggling family commitments, by night she weaves the stories that the characters in her head dictate. These stories often start with pain or longing but always end with love.
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4 Responses to Te Quiero Release Day

  1. dawnsister says:

    Whoot. Levi’s POV. Can’t wait.

  2. TheSheShe says:

    Oh yay. I’m so excited for Levi’s pov now!

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