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 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 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 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 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 16, Part II

  “Ima!” Naomi ran over to Chaiky as soon as she walked through the door. “Great, you bought the oil! Dovi and I went out of the kitchen and closed...

Night Flower

By Esther Rapaport Chapter 6, Part II It was nearly two in the morning when Yoel pushed aside the wooden panel that covered the mess of wires in the electric box on...

Night Flower: Chapter 14, Part I

By Esther Rapaport The watchtower that soared to the fifth floor of Nikolai Rosenberg’s estate was designed to elegantly blend into the scene. It looked like another architectural adornment on...

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 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...
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