I write short fiction

Month: October 2020

Mannequin Monday – Two Sisters, Two Strangers

Mannequin Monday – Two Sisters, Two Strangers

“You can’t put life on a piece of paper. Or love.” A mother facing death in the concentration camps writes to her daughter Rose, who escaped to America. This week Mannequin Monday explores the play A Shayna Maidel, by Barbara Lebow. We dress our mannequin with the power of dialogue.

And, as always, I offer a short story of my own. This week it’s a character sketch of Kelsey Graf, one of the key players in several of my books.

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Mannequin Monday – Scars Tell a Story

Mannequin Monday – Scars Tell a Story

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“A shuddering ripple, a thrill of strength.” Rainer Maria Rilke’s description of Auguste Rodin’s sculptures. Mannequin Monday this week examines the work of Rodin, with implications for authors.

I offer my own story, Scars Tell a Story, where I try to absorb some of Rodin’s artistic outlooks into my writing.

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