Harry M. Zubkoff

November 14, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

Harry’s letters, musings give me hope today

After a difficult week, I am finding inspiration in a couple of the many letters I’ve discovered on my dad’s computer. I originally rejected them for this blog; you see, they are just ordinary, friendly letters he wrote in the 1990s – one to a former office colleague, the other to a writer at The […]

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April 8, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

‘What’s Love?’ – A Short Story

We’re living in a digital age, but I’m guessing that doesn’t diminish the importance of books for most of us. For Harry, books were his greatest possession. In a 2011 email that his dear friends shared with me, Harry described his 2007 move with my mother from their house to an apartment: “The most traumatic […]

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February 17, 2016 | Elaine Blackman

‘The Surprise’ – A Story of Jealousy

FEB 1, 1958 – The date-stamp in red ink is barely visible on the top corner of the thin, yellowed paper. Could it be the mark of a potential publisher who once received Harry Zubkoff’s short story, only to return it later, unpublished? The typed story, however, still reads clearly. Also clear is that Harry’s […]

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