I am here to tell you the truth about Johnny the Fox.

If you’ve heard the tale that he was born in Puerto Rico, to one human and one inhuman parent, that is true.

Johnny’s mother is from the western port city of Mayagüez, where she lives to this day. His father is the northeasterly trade wind that regularly sweeps in and plays along Puerto Rico’s northernmost shore and outlying islands.

Many years ago —but not so many that there aren’t some folks who still remember — the two met in Arecibo, and fell grandly and recklessly in love…

Short story in Knaves: A Blackguards Anthology by Outland Publications. Click here to read.