“What you want to be and what you become in most cases are never the same. And for you wanting to be a writer, the only writing I’ve seen from you are the letters you send asking for money. Five years at three different Universities and you receive a degree in English Literature. Tell me what type of work requires that type of degree. You can’t even teach this worthless subject because you have no background in teaching.
Tell me this, what word does graduation backwards spell? A degree in English Literature and can’t answer a simple question. Maybe your Uncle Hank can get you a job with the Chicago Park District as a maintenance man cutting grass and picking up garbage. At least you graduated, to tell you the truth I bet against you.”
On an unseasonably cool July morning in Chicago, equivalent to David Copperfield, Judge Santiago Burdon was born on a Friday. The Bronte sisters, Keats, Burns and Dickens inspired his study of English Literature. He attended Universities in the United States, London and Paris directing his focus on Victorian novels and authors. His short stories and poems have been featured in; The Remnant Leaf, Stay Weird and Keep Writing, Independent Writer's Podcast, Spillwords, The Beatnik Cowboy, Down in the Dirt Magazine, The Raven Cage, Eskimo Pie, Across The Margin, Story Pub, Scarlet Leaf Review, Horror Sleaze Trash, The Stray Branch and Anti-Heroin Chic. "Stray Dogs and Deuces Wild Cautionary Tales" the first book from Santiago was published by HST Publishing in January. He is presently engaged in finishing his book "Imitation of Myself." A non-fiction story encompassing his experiences as a drug runner for a Mexican Cartel. He celebrated his 66th birthday last July and lives modestly in Costa Rica.