"For Services Rendered": A Story and Its History

If you’ve visited my other blog lately (it’s called My Machberet, and it focuses on matters of more specifically Jewish cultural and literary interest), you’ve likely noticed my multi-part interview with Kelly Hartog, the founding editor of Scribblers on the Roof, an exciting new online forum for Jewish fiction and poetry.

Scribblers on the Roof does not currently pay its contributors, but it does accept reprints, and it’s there that you can now read my short story, “For Services Rendered,” which, in various incarnations, has also appeared in Solander: The Magazine of the Historical Novel Society and J Journal: New Writing on Justice. It’s a story that means a lot to me, and I am grateful to Kelly for publishing as well my guest post explaining why.