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I have 59 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 131268 times and 51 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Barry Rachin

My stories


A Trip to Tanglewood

Marie Augustin, a nurses aide, is blindsided when an elderly client asks the Haitian woman to accompany him on a trip to hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra perform in Tanglewood.

The Cross-eyed Gypsy

A straight-laced ex-nun must decide what to do with a stolen Sony Trinitron TV. The arrival of a Russian Jew in the apartment complex resolves the matter of the ’hot’ TV while ...

Two Pockets

According to Hasidic tradition, everyone must have two pockets. In the right pocket are to be the words: ‘For my sake was the world created,’ and in the left: ‘I am dust and ashes.’

Just Like Dostoyevsky

Sylvia Mandelstam tells people what a wonderful time she had at the Russian literary symposium in Moscow. Unfortunately, the trip was an unmitigated fiasco not unlike her personal life.