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Happy 2024! Here’s some reading for you.

Several people have written, asking to read the essay in Queen’s Quarterly. I feel guilty posting it instead of encouraging people to buy the magazine. But on the other hand, if there’s a choice between being read and not being read, especially with a story I like so much … no choice, in fact.

So here it is, below. Let me know what you think.

It’s still grey and gloomy out but sun is predicted for tomorrow, can’t wait. A long quiet day here. Finally tossed the rest of Xmas dinner and finished the last of the turkey soup. Took down the tiny tree. Moving right along.

But the bright colourful lights will stay up outside. We need light! In a raging world, please, let there be light.

Happy New Year to you, despite all.

Kaplan Nov 2023

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3 Responses to “Happy 2024! Here’s some reading for you.”

  1. I loved the story Beth. You are a great writer.

  2. Pat Butler says:

    Indeed, Beth, you are a great writer. Your line, “And in that moment, my dad was there too” triggered tears in my eyes. A lovely piece, bursting with authenticity.

  3. Beth Kaplan says:

    Thank you so much, Pearl and Pat. Something is working the writing department here, I guess. It’s only taken seven decades to hone my craft. Happy New Year to you both!

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