Israel Book Shop presents The Prologue of a new online serial novel, Outside the Bubble, by Esther Rapaport. Check back for a new chapter every week. Click here for previous chapters.
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Behind the white curtain that had begun to yellow was the sea—blue, expansive, stretching behind Katzburg’s house, where the view ended. Hinda took a deep breath as she glanced at the blueness of it, and then went back to the couch, where the purple suitcase sat, open. Yosef was sitting next to it.
“When did you come into the house, so quietly?” she asked. The response was a tired look.
“Alright,” she said, turning to the suitcase. “What else do I need to take?”
“Umm….” Yosef replied. “I don’t know. But Mommy?”
“When are you coming back?”
“We’ll talk about it,” Hinda said. She didn’t say, “We talked about it already.” She scanned the piles of folded clothes. A new tichel, a new robe, a small tube of face cream. Rebbetzin Wagner said she had to buy herself a few new things.
“I didn’t buy you a present yet,” Yosef said. He scratched his forehead. “What do you want me to give you?”