It’s been weeks since I’ve been able to participate in Friday Fictioneers, and oh how I’ve missed it! Each week I see the prompt, and have had to leave it waiting. I knew I would not have time to reciprocate and read other stories, so I’ve opted to not share my own. I’ve been traveling for more than a month now, the past 3 weeks in Israel. I’ve spent glorious days playing with my 8 month-old grandson and attending my daughter’s wedding, in the ancient city of Tzfat, in a Fort built in 1272! Today, with heavy hearts, but gratitude as well, we head home. I’ll be traveling for the next 24 hours, but will read and respond when I arrive. I’ve really missed my wonderful writing community and it’s time for me to get back to writing! Sending healing thoughts to our friend, and fellow writer CEAYR!
My story this week was inspired by the many ancient places I’ve been in the past three weeks, the history of the Holy Land, and the fact that Pesach, or Passover (the celebration of Exodus and the story of Moses), is next week. I dedicate it to Noemi Ban, a Holocaust survivor, friend and keeper of memories. If you’d like to participate, or learn more about Friday Fictioneers, check out our fearless leader’s blog Addicted to Purple. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields herds this wonderful group of writers with skill and dedication, and we are all thankful! As always, I welcome honest, constructive feedback; please leave a comment.
“But aba, how could that story be real? The sea can’t part! Where would the fishes go?”
“Noemi, the Torah is filled with many stories that seem unbelievable, but these are stories we have shared with generation after generation, and these scrolls are very special.”
“But how could one man do all of that? How could Moses really defeat Pharaoh, with only a staff?” The young girl tugged her father’s hand, as she gazed at the walls of history.
“That is the beauty of faith, we accept the word of Adonai. We believe in the magic of the stories.”
(word count: 99)
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