A Story

by Karen E. Bender
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Gorgeous story--thank you!

Wonderful story, Karen. I enjoyed every minute of reading it. A great snapshot of uncertainty, yet it flows without chaos. Thank you.

Well-told, Bender. Keep writing!

Wow! This story held me captive. There is nothing so satisfying as a well told tale that captures so much nuance, so much reality. There was one particular line that I will carry with me: "I knew I wasn’t special, that they weren’t either, that we all stood under this raw bright sky bare shouldered, trembling."

Loved this. Ate it up. Swallowed whole. Thank you!

Loved the way you hit all the points--unemployment, friendlessness and not being Jewish enough. Really enjoyed it as someone who has NEVER been Jewish enough :)

Besides enjoying the story, I enjoyed the telling of it. Naturally woven and extremely well crafted.