Human Parts
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Human Parts

Talk Spanglish to Me

Language was always my tool, my weapon, my security blanket. What happened when I lost the ability to use it?

Illustration: Seb Agresti

“E“Eoy caliente!” I proclaimed to the taxi driver taking me to my brand new digs in Granada, Spain. I had completed exactly one week of a Spanish Language Learner’s cassette tape before arriving in the country, and was very proud of my achievement.

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Nicole Peeler

Nicole Peeler

Novelist and essayist. Director of the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. Find out more at http://nicolepeeler.com.