After Shirley’s husband left, she started cutting hair out of her kitchen for pin money. My mom sent me to her every month, as a mitzvah. The haircuts weren’t great, but my mom never complained. That, too, was a mitzvah.
Freelance writer and critic-at-large for Popdose and Kirkus Reviews. Three-time JEOPARDY! champion. Work recently featured in KYSO Flash and Penny. Currently seeking representation for my novel The Honeythief. Lives and works in western New York with family, cat, and a neurotic dog.