Turkish Delight

Constantinople, Turkish Republic: 1924 The last call of the muezzin slowly fades; the evening sun embraces the horizon over the minarets of the…


But Deliver Us from Evil

“Good job finishing that drug lord last week,” the hoarse voice crackled over the unstable phone line. “The rest of the bounty will be in your…


Blood on Her Hands

“She is guilty!” The prosecutor tilted his head, pointing to Chloe. “Guilty of one count of murder in the first degree.” “That is yet to be proven,”…


The Falcon’s Final Flight

"Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out." --- Proverbs 10:9 Ostrołęka, Poland: 1955 Tok! Scuff!…


A Siamese Affair

Shimon’s phone rang as he finished davening his afternoon prayers in his bedroom. “Old Putz,” the caller ID flashed. He removed his kippah and rolled…


The Visit That Wasn’t

Have you ever fancied a visit to a land far, far away from yours? Is that even a question? I’m sure you have, just like any other normal person. And…


Stars Don’t Lie

“Eight months and twenty-four days since Apa left.” Judit sighed as she crossed off yet another day in the 1941 calendar. In the last letter that…


Rendezvous

The moonless sky looked murkier than ever, freckled with stars. The atmosphere was abuzz with dreams of what 2009 had in store for everyone. Loralie…


She Stole My Heart

I’m sitting at the corner table in a crowded jazz café downtown, like any other day: lost in deep thought after 11PM. While all the other seats in…


For I Have Sinned

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” --- Alexander Pope Syracuse, Sicily: 1980 Standing near the phone in his boarding school dormitory, Gregorio…