Monthly Archives: January 2012

Change as background to Israela

For as long as she could remember, Alison saw herself in her pale wooden frame directly in her father’s line of vision, smiling like a puppy with her head on her hands, telling the self that was watching her, I’m happy here, you see, like this. I don’t want to change. But when the girl with the transparent hair grew outside of that frame as she was forced to do, and developed into her fully redheaded reality, change had already happened.
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Unpublished background to Israela:

Sometimes they meet with their friends in the evening. Ratiba listens. She rarely enters into the debate, but she puts her thoughts into carefully penned articles and submits them, free-lance, to the Arab newspaper in East Jerusalem. On the third Sunday of each month Ratiba takes the bus to the newspaper agency, to collect payment… Continue Reading

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