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Oops! Detour Ahead

Rachel Stein

Esther looked up from the magazine while her mind spun with possibilities. From the moment she’d learned how to string words together to form sentences, writing had become her best friend. How she’d love to win this contest! So, think Esther, think! she urged herself.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

A few days passed, and Esther was no closer to a brainstorm than when she’d first read about the contest. She sighed. What was she going to do? The submission deadline was creeping up quickly, this coming Sunday, in fact. Hey, maybe her aunt Bracha could give her an idea! She was a writer, after all. They were actually going to visit Bracha, Uncle Shimmy, and their crew of lively cousins for Shabbos. It would be a win-win — she’d get to spend time with her favorite cousin who was also her best friend and hopefully get a brilliant idea for her essay. Esther began counting the days, she could hardly wait. 





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