Gabriel Lucatero is back, presenting his latest character, Galuri Leirbag, a man who one day appeared lying on a bench in Goleta and is on a mission, trying to find out who he is and where he comes from. While looking for answers, he stumbles upon a woman who also appears to be lost. When talking to her, he feels a connection and a sense of deja vu. Little did he know, every walking moment of his life will feel that way. Underneath combines elements of mystery, dark comedy, horror and fantasy. Dive into it right away!
Welcome to The Pink House, a haunted house like no other. The house has many secrets that have to remain in the dark. Glimpses and glances of the house are shared like folktale so the town of Santa Barbara can have something to talk about and share with its people. However, the truth? That might never come out. Only you can find out what lies in the Pink House. Will you be able to keep its secrets?
This is a short story about a day in the life of a ten-year-old. His name is Johnny and he’s not your typical kid. Mother is concerned about him, of course. Dive into these pages and find out what happened to him. You won’t be disappointed.
This short story is unexpected in every sense of the word. I haven’t written anything like this before. I still don’t know why I did it. But it’s good. I like it. In a nutshell, Unexpected is all about one thing: Sex. Soon, I’ll be back with more stories like this one. And remember: life is always unexpected.
In this short story, Anna, the narrator, tells the story of how her life changed drastically after her boyfriend, a local writer, went missing. Albert, the boyfriend, was livid because people called him ‘the unsuccessful writer.’ Dive into this pages and find out how everyone goes missing here.
When Santa Barbara is attacked by a contagious headache, the population is looking for ways to kill the pain because the Excedrin and the Advil don’t seem to work. If you want to know what these poor people are doing, you’d better find out before you get a headache just thinking about it…
This story takes place in the Dystopian Santa Barbara that only exists inside Gabriel Lucatero’s head. Loosely (really loosely) based on the headaches Gabriel has every morning as he wakes up, thanks to having pulled an all-nighter the previous night.
Read it, but keep your favorite painkiller nearby while you are doing it.
Some people take pictures because they want to make memories. They want to come back and be able to remember a time and special occasion for them. Others, however, take pictures because they want to destroy a memory, corrupt it, and make someone feel so bad she/he thinks life isn’t worth living anymore. This is what happened in Negative Reaction, Gabriel Lucatero’s short story. Go ahead, open up the book, read a few pages, and take your side. What is your main reason when you take a photograph?
Possessed is one of those stories you read while doing your business in the restroom. It’s so short, It’d be a rip-off if you have to pay more than two bucks for it. However, it is a good story about a possessive girl who thinks she owns her man but ends up realizing how wrong she is. In fact, Gabriel has the feeling it looks (and sounds) pretty much like an episode of your mom’s favorite soap opera, the one she watches on Univision.
Go ahead, don’t let doubt possess you and find out more about this story.
Austin Luca, another product of Gabriel Lucatero’s imagination, comes to the scene again. In fact, he’d been previously mentioned in Waterless as an already established writer, but it was in The Choice when he first appeared. In this story, he wrestles against his own thoughts and bad dreams and comes out winning. Austin Luca’s The Choice is the beginning of everything, his own Genesis. Here, he makes the right decision and keeps on following his dreams without having to let the love of his life go.
You can also make your own choice and find out more about Austin Luca’s life.
Gabriel Lucatero’s news story has a gothic, Californian touch. Alex, the main character, is a young man who may use drugs, but it’s never said in the story; yes, he is nuts. He claimed to have made loved to the most unlikely entity, feeling every single and delightful moment of it. This entity is the woman he loved more than anything (he said) and would give his life to see her again.
Who knows, that may happen, but for the time being he has to focus on one thing; he has to know what happened to her. He has to know how she died. This story is similar to a detective story without an actual detective in it. Just a regular citizen, looking for answers on his own.
And he is going to find them.