I Miss the City of the Sun

Jacob blessing the children of Joseph and Asenat.

One day, I wondered what it must have felt like to be the daughter of the most powerful priest in ancient Egypt and to find out you are to become the wife of a foreigner, a slave, formerly imprisoned on charges of attempted rape. I wrote a story about it, in the form of a letter. I am pleased to report that the literary journal, Agape Review, has published it.

Here’s the opening paragraph. If you would like to read the rest of the story, please click here.

Opening of “Daughter of the Priest of On.” Published by Agape Review, August 2021.

All the best,

Author: Gershon Ben-Avraham

Gershon Ben-Avraham is an American-Israeli writer. He lives in Beersheba, Israel, on the edge of the Negev Desert. He and his wife share their lives with a gentle blue-merle long-haired collie. Ben-Avraham earned an MA in Philosophy (Aesthetics) from Temple University. His short story, “Yoineh Bodek,” (Image) received “Special Mention” in the Pushcart Prize XLlV: Best of the Small Presses 2020 Edition. Kelsay Books published his chapbook “God’s Memory” in 2021. חב"ד‎

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