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The Short Form

“1997”

Liliana Colanzi

Excerpt

Adam and I were the only ones who didn't take the confirmation classes. They excused him because he was Canadian and what could you expect from people from those parts, lacking both morality and religion, but the priest threatened to fail me if I wasn’t confirmed. I’m Jewish, Father, I told him to get out of it, and Mamà found my response so funny that she told everyone, proud of the things I come up with.

We read it in Landmarks: Two Lines World Writing in Translation.

Originally published in .