Caveat-Lector published my short story, No Bananas, about a Jewish vaudeville comic
CAVEAT LECTOR just published my new short story, NO BANANAS, about an elderly Jewish Vaudeville comic named Pearl Adelberg. I sent it to so many places and most of the editors loved the story but didn’t think their readers would understand the references. It was finally accepted by a young Asian editor. 🙂
May 30, 2017 @ 10:35 am
Your story is captivating, timeless, frightening, and heart-wrenching. This reader understood the references, as I am sure others will. Bravo!
May 30, 2017 @ 9:29 pm
Thank you so much. Sincerely, Rochelle
June 18, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Thank you so much for reading my work. I never take a loyal reader for granted. Sincerely, Rochelle
May 30, 2017 @ 10:06 pm
Maybe if Anna understood how innocent her mother was and was unable to tell anyone at the time of the violation she could share a love with Pearl. Instead there was contempt.
June 18, 2017 @ 8:59 pm
Wow, that’s astute! Thank you for reading. Love, Rochelle
May 31, 2017 @ 12:08 am
I loved reading No Bananas. Pearl and Anna felt so real.
June 18, 2017 @ 8:58 pm
Cara, How can I ever thank you for being such a loyal reader? Love, Rochelle
June 16, 2017 @ 4:53 pm
Even if I had not understood the references, the jagged mother-daughter relationships, the self-doubt crying for the solace of another’s forgiveness, and the despair of disappearing into utter aloneness were entirely recognizable. And you delivered it on a breeze of humor. Thank you, Rochelle. I always seem to understand myself a bit better after reading your work.
Kate [your former UCLA student and long ago Great Neck resident]
June 18, 2017 @ 8:57 pm
Thank you so much, Kate. I never take a reader for granted. Especially one who has studied with me and is from Great Neck, to boot. 🙂
June 26, 2017 @ 3:24 pm
Kate, thank you so much for your feedback. It makes writing worth it. Love, Rochelle