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byron lópez ellington

La Llorona camine por la ribera in vain
La Llorona llora for her children whom she has slain
Y la Llorona se mata, never to find her peace

Byron López Ellington ( is a 17-year-old writer and aspiring actor from Austin, Texas. He has writing published or forthcoming in a number of magazines, including the Alebrijes Review's CULTURA column, and was nominated for The Best of the Net 2021 by Black Cat Magazine. He also founded the radical anthology Rulerless ( You can find him on Instagram @byronymous.

"For me, el Día de los Muertos is about coming to terms with your loved ones' passing, celebrating their life rather than lamenting their death — something la Llorona can sadly never do."

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