Uncle Hank Was a Bank Robber

There were rumors Henry had a secret criminal life.

A few months into the pandemic, my barber Ramone called. His uncle died and he needed to drive to El Paso to organize his uncle’s possessions. He asked if I’d be willing to go with him. My wife gave me permission provided we wore masks. I wasn’t working due to Covid and this would give me a few days to escape the lockdown blues.

Ramone picked me up early on a Monday. It was a 12-hour drive from Los Angeles and he…

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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.