La Huesera

Natalia Corres
2 min readOct 11, 2023
Ghosts appear when you least expect them, sometimes in broad daylight, accepting and directing help.

The old woman moved slowly, muttering as she pushed her small wheeled basket ahead of her. Head down, back bent, she seemed to be trying to melt into the scenery.
But I was there on purpose, looking for those who were normally invisible, my own cart filled to the brim with bags of food and water; and bags with toiletries — like soap and a washcloth.
I smiled and said “good morning” to her, and she started, looking up at me as if to say ‘were you talking to me?’ and…

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