Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Sad Hungarian


Jewish Fiction.Net has published my story “The Sad Hungarian.”

I believe I wrote with the simple idea of having two characters caught in a web of their own agreement, and having no way out.  When I gave the story a Holocaust theme for that deal, I felt the guilt of exploitation.

But after I saw Claude Lanzman’s 9 hour documentary “Shoah,” I realized that anything was possible during that terrible calamity; that the normal law of human nature were suspended.  And that my story did not so much have to be true, as ring true.

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