Life and Times on Chicken Avenue

Fiction by | October 26, 2008

chicken illustration by Rick VillafuerteSt. Peter’s Cathedral looms gray and granite-heavy over the Legislative Building which cowers in pain-peeled splendor from across San Pedro Street.

St. Peter is the saint with the rooster. The Patron Saint of the Cockers, the Guardian of the Gates, the Accountant of Sins with the giant leather-bound ledger in the sky.

In front of the Legislative Building is the Cathedral Drive, so named because of the cathedral across the street. At night Cathedral Drive turns into Chicken Avenue.

Chicken Avenue is where all the market vendors who sell undressed chicken at daytime barbecue their unsold chicken at night.

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