As some of you may know, as well as writing Mexico Retold and articles about my beloved Mexico, I am also writing a novel set in Chiapas. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a writer, but somehow life took me in other directions (academia, NGO sector) for a while. Eventually, in early 2012, I couldn’t resist the need to write anymore and I gave up my job to work full time as a writer. Freelance writing is brilliant, invigorating, sometimes difficult and stressful, but more than anything very rewarding. Mexico Retold has brought some really interesting opportunities and people my way and I love it. All the while in the background I have been working on my novel and I decided it would also be fun to use fiction writing to promote Mexico in a different way; through stories.
When I shared a picture of an old green and white VW beetle taxi on the Mexico Retold facebook page, the idea for a story came to me. It actually came to me early in the morning and woke me up. I was trying to write notes on my phone but in the end I pulled myself out of bed, turned on my computer and started writing. Now I am delighted to say that my short story, Life in Green and White, is available on amazon for digital download for just $1.50 US/ £1/ $20MXN and many other currencies, here.
If you don’t have a kindle, apparently you can also download the story to read on an ipad or a computer. In addition, if you would like to read the story but would struggle to spare the cash, please contact me as I would like the story to be available to anyone who would enjoy reading it.
If you do read it and have a moment to leave a review, I would be ever so grateful as reviews help to spread the word wider.
Life in Green and White is the first of a series of short stories about Mexico that will all be different, and I hope enjoyable, reflections on Mexico, so do keep an eye out for the next one!
Susannah Rigg is a freelance writer and Mexico specialist. Her work has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, BBC Travel, The Independent UK, Afar and The New Worlder among others. Check out her portfolio here. Contact Susannah by email, info [at] mexicoretold [dot] com and join her on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.