Night Flower: Chapter 10 Part II

  By Esther Rapaport “Ima told me years later,” Chaiky said thoughtfully, “that the aunt’s visits began to take longer each time. She no longer sufficed with standing downstairs near the...

Night Flower: Chapter 10 Part I

  By Esther Rapaport Yoel and Shifra arrived late in the evening for a visit. “Ima isn’t very excited about the idea of someone coming to live with you.” Yoel got right...

Night Flower, Chapter 9 Part III

By Esther Rapaport Margalit called just as Elka and Noa were sitting down to eat supper on Elka’s porch. A cool breeze was blowing, and Noa leaned back and looked...

Night Flower: Chapter 9, Part I

By Esther Rapaport Already the next afternoon, the girl from the brick wall knocked at her door. “Your salad was good,” she told Mira, taking a step inside the apartment, “but...

Night Flower: Chapter 8, Part II

He didn’t know how much was being paid for him to get this room and the privilege of being alone. He just knew that without the room, there would...

Night Flower: Chapter 8, Part I

By Esther Rapaport “I thought that maybe it would be good for me if someone moves in with us here.” “What?” The darkness outside the bus window was so inky, Mira...

Night Flower: Chapter 7, Part II

By Esther Rapaport Shoshi’s fork and knife were now down. “For us, after two and a half weeks, it was enough, and then we rented an apartment right near us...

Night Flower: Chapter 7 Part I

By Esther Rapaport “What? You want a strange girl to move in with her? Really, Yoel!” “Why not, Ima?” Mother and son happened to be attending the same wedding in Bnei Brak....

Night Flower, Chapter 6, Part 4

By Esther Rapaport Both Chaiky and Miri had raised the assumption the day before that maybe Noa was simply Elka’s relative, and for whatever reason the two of them had...

Night Flower

Chapter 6 Part III Elka was exceptionally surly the next morning. She muttered a sullen “Good morning” in Chaiky’s direction after Chaiky had arrived 40 minutes late and then disappeared in...

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