Débora Vázquez (Buenos Aires, 1970) studied Literature and taught French Literature at the Universidad del Salvador. She has published several works of fiction and non-fiction and writes regularly for La Nación newspaper. This is her first work to appear in English.
No one saw us as we crossed the street. The green iron gate of the house opposite was tall with a bronze lock and bolt but it wasnt heavy and opened without a sound. The lights in the first floor windows were off; it was night-time. I cupped my hands so my brother could use them as steps to reach the balcony.