Night Flower: Chapter 13, Part I

By Esther Rapaport “You didn’t finish your compote, Rachel,” Elsie said. Rachel wrinkled her nose. “Compote is such a hospital word,” she said. “In the dorm we don’t usually have dessert...

Night Flower: Chapter 17, Part I

By Esther Rapaport “Miri, do you have paper clips?” Elka was in a big hurry. “No, not those small colorful ones—the big metal ones. Do you have any?” Miri opened another...

Night Flower: Chapter 14, Part II

By Esther Rapaport Antonovich cleared his throat. “First of all, I’m happy that I have the opportunity to personally apologize to you, sir,” he began, trying not to look behind...

Night Flower: Chapter 12, Part II

By Esther Rapaport Be happy? Chaiky took the tray with the little bowls of salads and dips and walked to the table. She looked at her children. Dovi was sitting...

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 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

By Esther Rapaport Chapter 5 Part I She had just settled onto the couch, sefer in hand, when the phone rang yet again. How could she lower the volume of the ringer? Elka....

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 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 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...

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