“Child of the Corn” was a short script inspired by my family’s taqueria in Chicago. The story is intended to be a light comedy, but still addresses the issues of gentrification happening in cultural communities. Xiomara and her little brother, Abel, are working at their family’s restaurant when they discover a new yuppie taco joint has opened up across the street. While Abel is excited to scope out the competition, Xiomara is concerned about how can affect her family’s work.
"Children of the Corn,"
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience: Vol. 9:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol9/iss1/3