Even books have content that didn’t quite make the cut. In my case, it was a matter of too much detail, or just plain off topic. I hope you enjoy these short stories and true stores that were part of my first draft of Connecting the Dots of a Disconnected Life.
The Middle Rung
This is a short story that I wrote while writing Part 3: Fractures of the Soul. I was thinking about a relationship in my life, and how it has affected us both. My mind began wandering, the image of the middle rung of a ladder came into my mind, and this humerous though bittersweet story was the result.
I Can’t Do the Sum
I mention in passing that money was the cause of many arguments between my parents. I was thinking about this as I wrote, and pondering my own struggles and attitude towards money and numbers in general. Math and I are not friends. In the course of my writing, I tried to give a different perspective, looking at my parents and I from the outside. However, I felt that to include this story in my book would have required more explanations about how I have and continue to learn to relate to money. That is an entirely different topic and so, this brief episode did not make it into my book.
A Job in Hi-Tech: A True Story
In my book I share briefly how God provided for me to get a job in Hi-Tech. In my first draft I wrote the entire tale, which involved a number of people I worked with at the Technion, and my friend Ruth, who helped with the copy editing of my book. However, I had other wonderous stories to tell, and this one was close to 1,500 words. And so I made the hard decision to delete it from my book.