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Spreading the Light

C.B. Gavant

Mrs. Frankel bustled around the dining room, adjusting the chairs Ditza had arranged into a proud semicircle. “Do we have enough chairs, Ditza? What about napkins? Have we forgotten anything?” Ditza giggled. “How could we have forgotten anything, Mommy? We’ve been preparing for this party for three weeks already!”

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

With a quick glance in the mirror, Ditza adjusted the external piece of her cochlear implant, all but hidden behind the large velvet headband in her thick brown hair. The Frankel home was normally a quiet place, with Ditza’s two older brothers away in yeshivah most of the time and just Ditza to fill in the noise and chatter, as her mother said. Having theStrauss andBernstein cousins over would crowd the living room and dining room, but Ditza didn’t care. 

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