barbaraschillinghurwitz

50 posts
Barbara Hurwitz is an educator, traveler and indie author. She enjoys reading, writing, crafts and spending time with her growing family.

An Angel’s Scent

An Angel’s Scent – Published in Potato Soup Journal – October 2020 Harry sat at the table with Evie sipping his mint tea as he did every morning. Three weeks had passed since the funeral, but he still felt her presence and talked with her as though she were there […]

The Fork Told the Spoon

The Fork Told the Spoon – Published in The Drabble – September 2020 I know it’s cold here set on this empty dining room table, behind shuttered restaurant doors, where the lingering scent of sumptuous food has dissipated. The hustle of waiters, the soft conversations and the sounds of clinking […]

Trash & Treasures

Trash & Treasures – Published in Fewer Than 500 – September 2019 “Por favor, don’t go, Mama.” Julio pushes out his quivering bottom lip. Carlita lifts him into her arms and kisses him goodnight before settling him into the imported Italian crib with only a few marks left by the […]

Birkenstocks and Blazers

Birkenstocks and Blazers – Published in American Writers Review 2020 – July 2020 I checked myself out in the hallway mirror one last time, smiled at the confident face staring back at me and air kissed myself good-bye. “You’ve got this, girl.” I was ready, eager to enter the full-time […]

Mood Swings

Mood Swings – Published in Writers Rock Quarterly – July 2020 It’s 11:15 a.m. and I’m still in my pajamas. The sink is filled with dirty dishes and the pan with hours old, shriveled pancakes rests on the stovetop. The dog is licking the dried pancake syrup off a kitchen […]

Lost Nation

Lost Nation – Published in The Drabble – June 11, 2020 After The Mueller Report had been removed from library shelves and bookstores, and a house to house search for harbored texts was completed, a ceremonial conflagration was hosted on the White House lawn where a testimonial to the Rule […]

In Days of Isolation

In Days of Isolation – Published in The Drabble – June 3, 2020 The weathered pink door calls to me as I pass by. And each time I pass, I smile. It speaks to me of happiness, springtime, love, and chocolate hearts. The aging paint clings to stories of magical […]

Misnomer

Misnomer – Published in The Drabble – January 15, 2020 I screamed. The visceral pain too much to contain as my baby was wrenched from what I had falsely assured her was the safety of my arms. Words were fired at us, words we could not understand, words filled with […]

Fresh Start

Fresh Start – Published in Micro-Fiction Monday – January 7, 2019 The land shook senseless for days before the tremors ceased. All was still but the movement of the sea. The world once heated by the warmth of the sun was left cold, grey and lifeless. We approached with caution […]

Trapped

Trapped – Published in Montgomery Magazine – January 2018 This line isn’t moving, I sing through my ventriloquist lips.   How do I always manage to select the slowest line? It’s PINK written across the tight butt of the woman in front of me, that’s made me miss the sign. Now locked in, […]