Israel Book Shop presents Chapter 16 of a new online serial novel, Beneath the Surface, by Esther Rapaport. Check back for a new chapter every Thursday or Friday. Click here for previous chapters.
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“Diana? I’m going to the cafeteria!” Ruby stuck her head into the room.
Diana slipped her pen into the back flap of her loose-leaf. “Go and enjoy,” she replied blandly and walked out to her friend.
“Aren’t you coming?” Ruby asked.
“No. I have no appetite, I’m too tired, and the truth is, I don’t have time, anyway.”
“What now? You gave in the psychometric report this morning, if I’m not mistaken.”
“You’re not, but I have other things that I’m busy with besides school.”
“Oh. I forgot.” Ruby’s voice had taken on that tone of oozing scorn that was becoming so common whenever she spoke to Diana. “What’s up? You haven’t finished planning the wedding menu yet? Or are you going to choose a necklace? Be careful that his mother doesn’t convince him to buy you an ugly Star of David-shaped pendant.” Keep Reading…