Terror in the Synagogue   21 comments

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers.

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His carving could wait. Irving was late for service. Entering the parking lot he heard gunshots.

Rushing into the building he saw David and Cecil face down inside the entrance. The brothers were always first to meet worshipers when they arrived. Twenty feet in front of the brothers was Rosie. “Rosie, Rosie, 97 years young sure to make 101” was the familiar chant that we sang to her. This can’t be happening. To his right were Bernice and Sylvan. They were married in this same synagogue 60 years ago.

Another shot rang out. Irvin never heard it.

 

21 responses to “Terror in the Synagogue

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  1. Very sad. Very beautifully told.

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  2. Sadly such evil events leave me feeling grim about the future. But then I think of all the people in the world who do good deeds.

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    michael1148humphris
  3. What can I say, you described a horrific incident with extreme compassion and understanding

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  4. This is so horrific and sad… no purpose, no reason, just hatred and belief in conspiracy hoaxes

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  5. Such a horribly sad tragedy, I can’t express it fully in words. I’m with you when you asked above, “When will it end?”

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  6. I almost couldn’t press the “Like” button but I did, purely in appreciation of your bravery in pulling out the agonisingly threads of human detail connected to this horrific event.

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  7. Beautifully done, Danny. It’s funny, a friend of mine wrote something, giving each of the victims a story…

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  8. You made an horrible event at the opposite end of my state seem even more real. People died. Real, live people who loved and were loved. Well done.

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  9. Not a subject I feel able to write about, but you have given a voice to many others like me. Well done

    Click to read my FriFic tale!

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  10. Some one is in killing spree in the synagogue.

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  11. A tragic and topical scene.

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  12. The horrible incident was well described! 🙂

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  13. Gosh, so relevant and so terribly sad.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  14. Well done on tackling such a horrific event. I wouldn’t know where to start.

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