About Hekití and the Moon

I wrote this short story back in 2003, while I was doing some research about the Taíno natives of our island.

I also wanted to mix up several natural beauties, like the bioluminescent bays, the ocean and the hues of blueish light that a full Moon can cast over the trees at night, and how they can speak to us, if we care enough to listen. Then, I came across this excellent online dictionary:

Dictionary of the Taíno Language

and the result was ‘Hekití and the Moon’.

I have kept the story on a shelf for years, until recently. Back then, self-publishing was not something people knew much about. But now, it has become extremely popular, so I have decided to give it a try. Why not?

It seems the story was well received and it makes me happy being able to share it.

Hekití and the Moon: A Taíno Legend


Dear friends,

Dear friends,

Hello to you all and thank you for visiting this blog.

Yes, it is true. I have written and managed to publish a book on my own. It is called ‘The World Within’ available in electronic format at Amazon/Kindle and Smashwords. Here are the links:

For Smashwords click here:

The World Within

It’s an action, adventure, fantasy story for young readers and for the young at heart. I won’t say much about it, because I don’t want to ruin it for you. But, you can read the first chapter and part of the second one on your computer screen if you like.

In fact, my nephew, who is now 11 years old, called me on the phone just a few hours ago, to tell me he loved it. This means a lot to me. He lives in Oregon and I’m in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I wasn’t expecting him to call me at all, so this has lifted up my spirits in such a way, that I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep tonight.

Yet, I have some other good news. This novelette will be available in print, soon, very soon. In fact, I got my proof this week and already submitted some minor corrections. I am so happy and thrilled about this, that I uploaded a short story I wrote some years back, and it is available for FREE. You can read it online or download it to your favorite electronic appliance. Just click here:

Hekití and the Moon: A Taíno Legend

I just uploaded it two days ago and already 40 people have read it and three of them were so kind as to leave reviews. I also uploaded it to Amazon/Kindle, but for some strange reason, they won’t let me put it up for free, so I had to write in the minimum, 99 cents.

Hope you enjoy those while I get busy writing some more..