Believe it or not! Writing reality that’s stranger than fiction

Tablet just published a personal essay about my grandfather.  Please check it out. (And share, and like, and comment!)

Passover seder has been a bit spooky (in a good way) for me ever since childhood, when my sister and I were convinced Elijah the Prophet was none other than the Bogey Man.

And then we had a real ethereal visitor during Pesach.

It’s one of those stories that you tell and people think you are making it up. I probably would have thought that it was a figment of my imagination if my husband hadn’t recalled the event, as well. I feel a little more confident about the subject matter now, too, since the daughter of Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg (zt”l) described a similar encounter by her parents in a recent issue of Binah Magazine. 

Have you ever written a piece of non-fiction about something readers might not believe is possible?

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5 thoughts on “Believe it or not! Writing reality that’s stranger than fiction

  1. Perhaps my encounter with Stephen King? It wasn’t truly unbelievable, though. Extraordinary, sure…but not unbelievable. The real reason I’m commenting is that I wanted to commend the way you handled the “unbelievable” part of your story. You didn’t overtly editorialize…you told the story the right way and let it make your case for you. It’s masterful…perhaps even perfect.

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