barbaraschillinghurwitz

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

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, […]

The Return

The Return – Published in Montgomery Magazine – January 2019 As Rob tossed his duffle in the back of the van, the sound of clinking bottles sent Jen’s antenna shooting into the air. A slight tremor shook her head, and her eyes rose over the top of her sunglasses. “What?” […]

Teen Angel

Teen Angel – Published by Pure Slush in Growing Up – June 21, 2021 Watching the first episode of American Idol Season #1 sparked memories of my secret childhood imaginary fame. I stared wide eyed at the television screen holding back laughter and a twinge of regret. I had missed my […]

America, Beware

America, Beware – Unpublished “Good morning, John.” President Trump reached across his desk and greeted his chief of staff with a prolonged double handshake. I woke this morning with a great idea, one that’s never been done before, not by any other president in the history of this country. With […]

THE NYC HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS CHALLENGE

  The NYC high school application process designed under Mayor Bloomberg was intended to level the academic field, offering equal opportunities to all students regardless of economics, language, or academic achievement. But as many of my followers may know, this process is anything but equitable and is often a nightmare […]

NYC High School Applications

Since the NYC Public High School acceptance letters were sent out last week, the process has been the subject of multiple news articles. Not only is the process confusing at best, it is also discriminatory. The 600 page NYC High School Directory (offered in 10 languages) is given to every […]