"In March 2020, I jumped on one of the last flights from Chicago to Israel. A fraught journey bathed in isopropyl alcohol. The smell wafted through my pores as flight attendants took our temperatures and scribbled down quarantine information. I was sure my sweaty palms and forehead would jack up my temperature, but I passed and was allowed to land at Ben Gurion Airport..."
My story "The Coat" appears in the Turning Points anthology, a product of the Off Campus Writer's Workshop, one of Chicago's oldest and most venerable writers groups. The entire collection of 43 stories has been praised by such luminaries as best-selling authors Scott Turow and Jay Bonansinga, as well as esteemed creative writing educators Fred Shafer, Stuart Dybeck, and Patricia Ann McNair.