Roberto wrote his story "One Night" for the challenge, and hails from Fictionaut:
My story was inspired by other stories, both mine and borrowed.
I had a disjointed childhood but I was luckier than most of the kids in my part of town. Those experiences taught me how vulnerable children are and it angers me when they are mistreated, neglected or abused by adults. If by contributing fiction, I can help children get out of bad situations, then sign me up.
Tell us a bit about yourself and where to find more of your writing.
I'm working on an MFA in Poetry and Poetry Translation at Drew University in New Jersey. My poems and fiction have appeared in the Istanbul Literary Review, Poets & Artists Magazine, The New Gnus Literary Journal and Metazen. My work appears regularly for feedback and constructive criticism at Fictionaut, an online writers community.
My oft neglected blogs are www.themoodofthepeopl.blogspot.com and
I can be followed on Twitter at @thespokenmind