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 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...

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 13, Part III

By Esther Rapaport The curtain was pulled aside again. Gently, this time. “Excuse me.” Rachel’s smiling face peeked through the slit. “I just wanted to ask: Did you eat already?” “Yes, dear....

Night Flower: Chapter 18, Part II

By Esther Rapaport “But why?” Elka refused to understand. “I want to help her.” Noa refused to back down. “And you think she’d want to accept such help from you? Come on,...

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 III

By Esther Rapaport When Vasiliy Antonovich, a writer for the Segodniya newspaper, was assigned to write an exposé about the life of one of the oligarchs of Saint Petersburg, he...

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 17, Part III

By Esther Rapaport   Chaiky answered the ringing phone. “Hello?” “Is this the Struk family?” a girlish voice asked. “Yes, it is.” “You’re Dovi’s mother, right?” “Right.” Chaiky raised an eyebrow and took a bobby...

Night Flower: Chapter 13, Part II

By Esther Rapaport They had given Dovi a painkiller, but the trauma, confusion, and fear, along with the strange place, didn’t let him fall asleep. Chaiky sat on the blue...
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