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A Temporary Measure
By Peggy Duffy
Saturday, January 18, 2003



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"Emil studied his wife as he delivered the news. Earlier he had watched her draw the heavy damask drapes in the dining room, cover her head with a kerchief, and light the Sabbath candles, uttering the familiar prayer in a tone of rote and reverence. Their son Max had knelt on a chair beside her in order to see and hear better. "

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Note this story previously appeared in the Summer/Fall 2001 issue of So To Speak: a feminist journal of language and art, as the second place winner in So To Speak's 2001 Short-Short Fiction Contest

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Reviewed by Guy Hogan 1/7/2007
You've deftly caught a moment in time; and because of the historical context of the story the aftermath of that moment is shattering.


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