Jerome Blanco

Jerome Blanco was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States when he was twelve. He received his MFA from New York University’s Writers Workshop in Paris and is a Tin House Workshop alumnus. His writing appears or is forthcoming in Literary Hub, Southern Humanities Review, Cream City Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Buffalo, New York.

Everything Will Be All Right in the End

Ritchie shut his eyes and tuned his bandmates out. He thundered his sticks along his tom-toms and broke out into a full-on drum solo. Luiz’s customers caught on—some visibly disturbed by the swell of heavy music on stage, while others whooped and gave approving nods.