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 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 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...

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 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 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 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 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 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...
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