Sebastián & Greta

fiction by Jeff H. Sebastián didn’t exactly fit the stereotype of a Latin lover—dark eyes, yes, but he was not tall in comparison to his American classmates, and en general his looks were more boyish than handsome. He liked playing chess and video games, and out of all the girls in the high school he thought his best bet for a prom was fellow foreign-exchange student Greta. Greta was Norwegian, and she did fit some of the stereotypes of Nordic beauty. She was athletic, with pale blue eyes, and nobody had asked her to prom yet. But that wasn’t anything she’d considered; the dance was still four months away and no one proposed—or “promposed,” as they called it—that early. Except Sebastián, who always planned things lejos in el futuro. “Go to prom with me?
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The Norwegian American

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