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 18, Part I

By Esther Rapaport Long after Prisoner Struk had left, Josef Podernik, the interrogator, sat and toyed with the ashtray on the table. He didn’t exchange a word with the interpreter,...

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 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 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 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 12, Part I

By Esther Rapaport Chaiky’s father-in-law finished singing Shalom Aleichem, made Kiddush, and poured wine into the small cups. “Nu, uh!” her mother-in-law said as she passed the cups. “Yisrael and Yaakov!” she...

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 16, Part I

By Esther Rapaport The children fidgeted excitedly near the counter. It was no wonder; when was the last time they had seen their mother take out the mixer? Eight eggs,...

Night Flower: Chapter 15, Part I

By Esther Rapaport The newspaper editor subtly fixed his gaze on a detailed work of art that depicted Napoleon’s final battle in Russia. But when the silence grew prolonged, he...
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