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A girl disappears under mysterious circumstances : another
girl disappears and later

and another and another and another and another and another : no

cause for alarm, explains
the chief of police : according to statistics,
it’s normal in Mexico for some girls to disappear. But

one night, a bared throat, a single long scream, bloody fangs :
there are witnesses :

¡ Las chicas han vuelto ! :

a torch flicked on in the middle of the night
reveals only a piece of terror : a stampede of bats :

¡ The girls are back ! :

pink teeth marks, velvet tarantulas, red mouths of hell :
it’s the mujeres vampiro : vampire women :

girls of crime, dead and forgotten come back
like karma, like
guilt comes back, thirsty
for blood and for revenge.

The Girls are Back : a film by Luis Felipe Fabre.
Las Chicas han Vuelto : coming soon to cinemas.

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Luis Felipe Fabre
Cutter Streeby
Original language:
Spanish (Mexico)
2013 Number 1 - Strange Tracks

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Luis Felipe Fabre

Luis Felipe Fabre has twice been a Fellow of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts for Young Artists. His latest collecti...

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Cutter Streeby

Cutter Streeby is a recent graduate from the University of East Anglia’s creative writing program. He has been published inter...

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