“Deportation at Breakfast” by Larry Fondation tells the story of an unnamed narrator who enters a diner called “Carla’s” one morning. He is attracted by the clean-looking signs and the low prices. Once inside, the narrator observes the interior of the diner and the man behind the counter, who is named Javier.

Javier is dressed all in white and has a strong accent. After the narrator places his order, authorities ente…

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