Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Fiction

Executioner Pierrot by Siskind - Photo by Sonja Lippmann

Executioner Pierrot

“Lewis’ back was against the door, the laughing was thunderous now”
Seven Banished Shores by Lila Katz - Photo by Zoe Oppenheimer

Seven Banished Shores

“Everly did not like the cold. She found it dispassionate and void of life. Everly hated even more that it froze over her handsome beaches and left chips in the waves that she adored so much.”
The Torah in the Church Basement by Gabriela Orozco - Photo by Sonja Lippmann

“The Torah in the Church Basement”

“Amidst the ashes, our ark remains!”
Pigtails Girl by Alex Berman - Photo by Alex Garrow

Pigtails Girl

"She wears pigtails because if she doesn’t tie up her loose threads, she might explode."
The Night Fay Forgot Bug Spray by Livvy Krakower - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

The Night Fay Forgot Bug Spray

“Fay tries to keep watch of the mosquito but Jacob begins moving closer, blocking her peripheral vision.”
The Honeysuckle Bush Growing Next to Our Old Bus Stop by Sasha Tucker - Photo by Marika Campbell-Blue

The Honeysuckle Bush Growing Next to Our Old Bus Stop

“The honeysuckle bush growing next to our old bus stop was the highlight of the spring.”
How the Jewish Girl Learns to Hate Her Nose by Livvy Krakower - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

How the Jewish Girl Learns to Hate her Nose

“You’re beautiful,” I repeat to her. And she is. (Most of her.)
History Always Repeats Itself by Rochel Leah Itzkowitz - Photo by Sonja Lippmann

History Always Repeats Itself

“Can this story wait?”
As It Had Been Before by Haley Sandlow - Photo by Zoe Oppenheimer

As It Had Been Before

“Yet he just stood there, unmoving, staring at the broken pottery.”
Chanukkah,1936 by Bo-Violet Vig - Photo by Molly Voit

Chanukkah, 1936

"Only a miracle would bring glittering candles to my window for Chanukkah, 1936."
A Lifeline by Amanda Hershkin - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

A Lifeline

“I think of the person on the other side of the door, with the pounding fists.”
The Empty Bed by Daphne Raskin - Photo by Alexandra Alpert

The Empty Bed

“Imagine the expressions on her friends’ and family’s faces when she brought home the princess, after the summer was through.”
The Empty Bed

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