Burning Girls

Veronica Schanoes
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Burning Girls


Short fiction at its best is like an "amuse bouche", something that tastes wonderful even though it only lasts for a short while. "Burning Girls" is a delicious novella on the shorter side that packs a literary punch in its short thirty-two pages. The story is about a young girl at the turn of the century in a small Jewish village in eastern Europe. Rather than learning a trade, she apprentices to her grandmother as a healer, or basically, a witch. Her sister learns a more practical trade, sewing. When the Cossacks all but destroy the village, she and her sister leave for America, bringing their talents to the new world. However, long before they left, their grandmother made a deal with an evil spirit that now follows them to their new home.

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