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The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 24

Esther Teichtal

Vasara clenches her fists and punches the stuffy air. Mission accomplished. Sort of. At least the first part has gone according to plan


More or Less: Chapter 9

Esther Kurtz

Yes, that’s what I’d do, ignore it. Went against everything I believed in, but for once I saw the light. Ignorance can sometimes be bliss


Just Like Me

Esther Kurtz

My son — he has an imagination. Possibly more than me. I don’t recall making up the stories and adventures that he does


Dreamscapes: Visit My Mother’s Hometown

Elisheva Appel

My father had been gone for nine years, but after my mother’s petirah finalized their loss, I was seized with regret — how could I not have visited her past?


The Development of Developments

Libby Silberman

“So, I’m moving to a development, and I need a Certificate of Authorization from the Department of Female Schmooze Development in order to get my C of O…”


Center Stage: Chapter 42

Gila Arnold

It was the same reaction with all of her friends, anytime Huvy mentioned the film. As if they thought she was the coolest person on earth


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 23

Esther Teichtal

Vasara hopes the guard has followed through on his promise to leave the archive building unlocked for the night


More or Less: Chapter 8

Esther Kurtz

“Tell me everything,” Ari said, and I both melted and froze. Am I so not used to someone genuinely caring about me?


Don’t Mess with Me

Ahuva Kerzner

Why am I so stressed? Because of The Mess. Why were we late? Because of The Mess. Why didn’t I get that task done? The Mess


Tempo Real Life: All He Needs

F.P. Liebesohn

I felt tears prick the back of my eyes, felt a lump in my throat the size of a golf ball, all brought on by Mrs. Half-My-Age, Half-My-Size, Half-My-Life-Experience therapist


Center Stage: Chapter 41

Gila Arnold

While this was normal for Heshy, it was really insanely abnormal. Who got home from work at ten thirty at night on a regular basis?


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 22

Esther Teichtal

Vasara clenches her teeth. She has not yet managed to wangle a smartphone, and calling her daughter on a public payphone is a headache

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