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Bitter

Mara’s seasoning shop specialized in rare spices.

As a Jewish woman, barely scraping by amid the loneliness of big-city life, she found it pleasantly validating that her most profitable time of year was Passover, when hundreds of customers came to her for bitter herbs.

Occasionally she wondered: was this irony?


This story was based on the prompt “bitter herbs” at TypeTrigger.