AFLW: Excerpt from Lilliam Rivera’s DEALING IN DREAMS

Angels Flight * literary west is featuring an excerpt from Lilliam Rivera’s latest, acclaimed YA novel, DEALING IN DREAMS (Simon & Schuster). Rivera creates an intricate dystopian world, where fierce Latina girl gangs rule in order to survive.



The streets are eerily quiet, which causes me to tighten my guard. We left the healing center right at the start of breaking night. We don’t have to travel far. I continue to feel on edge.

A wall that once proclaimed our victories has a pink slash across our names. Deadly Venoms are claiming space and scratching us out. With one major loss, our rep is taking a hit. Only shows we need to do right by Déesse or we will never be back up. Without me having to say a word, Smiley covers up the names with new ink. THE LMC FOR LIFE… [CONTINUE AT AFLW]

Categorized as Writing

By Pete Hsu

Author of THERE IS A MAN (Tolsun Books) and IF I WERE THE OCEAN, I'D CARRY YOU HOME (Red Hen Press, 2022)

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