Stories I Wrote
A STITCH IN TIME
I watched her working on her sewing machine. There were lines on her face and her eyes had no glitter. Then I saw what I never thought would happen.
I was with my wife, shopping for Passover, and I could not believe what she had made me be a part of. She promised this would never happen and I believed her.
TOUCHED BY LOVE
She was at an age when having a child could be dangerous, but she wanted another. At first, it looked like there was nothing to fear, but there were complications and the worst appeared to be happening. Her life was at risk.
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO DREAM
She came to Canada in 1927, married and had three children. She made a life; a life full of hard work, undying love and dreams.
Nag. Nag. Nag. Her incessant whining was driving him to think ugly thoughts as they drove to Rochester. There was only one way to stop her from sucking the life out of him and he was prepared to do it.
THE CREDIT CARD CAPER
He was a retired detective. Does anyone really retire? Someone stole his credit card and used it. He was going to find the culprit, bad heart or no bad heart.
A STORY IN TWO WORDS
The snobs at the exclusive British Club had a game. He was asked to tell a story from a random selection of two words. It had to be a mystery, but the ending was not what they expected.
What part does sex play in love. He pursued her, claiming he loved her. That was not the problem. She was having difficulty determining what love was.
He sat in an Irish pub checking his watch, an attaché case at his feet. The bartender was suspicious of his intent. He hadn't touched his beer. Something more ominous was on his mind. The bartender was right.
A DOG-GONE CRIME
Two brothers couldn't get along. When one disappeared, Gabe Garshowitz and Iris Forester, Toronto homicide cops, had only two suspects - one was the brother. Gabe figured he knew who the killer was, but how would he prove it.
Cancer. A dreaded word. She was in surgery and he was at home surrounded by memories of her. Was the cancer detected early enough? Would the past be all that would be left? Would he have nothing but memories?
THE COAT THAT WOULDN'T DIE
It was an old coat. Even though it was torn and frayed, the old woman continued to wear it. Friends tried to make her fix or replace it, but the old woman refused. It was more than a coat - it was a symbol of her past.
She was in love. She met a man who was everything she wanted and he loved her too. The only problem was - he was not Jewish.
JONAS: THE BAKER
His heart was as big as his waist. The boys of Lodz looked up to him and one terrible day, as they looked up at him, they cried.
PROMISE: COME HOME
The Germans were coming, the father told his eight-year-old daughter. She had to flee. When the war would be over she must come back. But after the war, she couldn't return for over fifty years.
He was not what someone would consider a man of influence. He was not charismatic nor was he an exuberant person. Yet he held eight lives in his hands. One of them, a child.
The son and the father argued. They argued every day. The father could not forget his experiences during the war and the son did not want to hear about them. It drove them so far apart that the son left and the father cried.
THE EUGENE JOSEPH STORY
Eugene was just a child when the war came. Children die in wars and yet his father saved him from death, time and again. A father that Eugene disliked so much, he ran away from him.