Smorgasbord Short Stories – What’s in a Name – Hector – The Homecoming by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

This weekend I am sharing two more stories from What’s in a Name Volume One.. and it is the time of the letter ‘H’. This is the story of Hector and his homecoming.

Hector – The Homecoming

Hector Gonzalez looked out of the plane window, over the wing and across the bright blue sky. Just in sight, dark clouds gathered beneath them and the captain had activated the seat-belt sign with a warning of possible turbulence. With two hours left of the flight from Mexico City to Las Vegas, and the airline magazine read from cover to cover, there was more than enough time to contemplate what was waiting for him on arrival.

The last time Hector had been to Las Vegas was thirty years ago as a college kid. He lived in San Francisco with his parents who had emigrated from Mexico when he was a baby. His dad…

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