Blog posts about the Rabbi Aviva Cohen Mysteries and their author Rabbi Ilene Schneider

The wait is over! You can now find out the meaning of the opening line of my short story MIAMI SNOW: “The morning after I arrived in Miami, I opened the window shades in my bedroom and saw eight inches of snow.”

The answer is in the 2nd line. And I promise it has nothing to do with cocaine.

The story is in the Fall 2013 issue of Mysterical-E Magazine:
<a href="http://http://www.mystericale.com/index.php?issue=current_issue&2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA, 93940/www.mystericale.com/index.php?issue=current_issue&body=file&file=snow.html

What I find amazing is the creative process: I woke up one morning with the first line in my head. I have no idea where it came from, but I knew I had to write a story around it.

Writing it made me appreciate just how much effort short story writers have to put into crafting their stories. It was a good discipline for someone like me who’s a pantser, not a plotter, and tends to digress from the main plot.

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