From time to time, Seven Days publishes fiction. A few of my short stories have appeared in the paper. Click on the title to read the story.
“On Watch” (2005) was originally entitled “Shomer.” In the traditional Jewish death ritual, the deceased is ritually cleaned, and then “watched over” by members of the community until the funeral. Shomer means “watcher.” My story, which takes place on the night before a funeral, was drawn from an early draft of my novel, LITTLE GRANDMA’S MIRROR.
Parts of The News From Ukraine (2004) also appear in LITTLE GRANDMA’S MIRROR. The novel follows two narrative threads. While “On Watch” gives a taste of the realistic, contemporary thread, “The News From Ukraine” reflects the book’s imaginary, historical storyline.