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 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 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

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 11, Part III

By Esther Rapaport Chaiky sat down near the bags that she had just put on the floor of the kitchen and wondered tiredly if she’d really intended to cook all...

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 10, Part III

By Esther Rapaport   “Wow.” “It must have been seriously traumatic for you.” Shifra’s arms were folded. “Yes. I was very confused.” Yoel was still standing near the counter, his cup of coffee resting...

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 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 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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