His real name was Cole. He named himself Sundown during sophomore year after he caught a shot of himself in a locker room mirror, nude, while he tried on some sexy drawers a female classmate, giggling, gave him for Valentine’s Day. He let her suck his dick in the showers as fourth period ended. He knew that they’d be caught and that word would get around that he’d fucked a girl. He wouldn’t have to do it again.
Sundown played hooky one day with a kid named Hector, new to the city, and Delta Airlines fresh from the El Cinco barrios in Puerto Rico. They didn’t talk much. Ninth grade Hector recognized a bottle of Bacardi rum, he pointed at it and smiled a Christmas smile. The booze belonged to Sundown’s father Rob, who also owned a collection of afro soul music, he came home early and caught the boys’ drunk, naked, rubbing dicks together ... (read more @ Out. Loud. Live!)