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 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 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

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 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 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 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...

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 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...
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