With guiltless greed hotter than any Nazi oven, she pillaged the platinum ring Grandma smuggled through Auschwitz. Snatched the bracelet Frank gave me on our silver anniversary, its width thicker than the vein she shot up with its loyal gold. Crushed and sniffed my diamonds’ dust. My daughter. An orphan.
Christine Heuner is a high-school English teacher in New Jersey. She loves her job!