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Knock. Just one solid sound.
Recai sat up too quickly and fell back against his mattress gasping as Rebekah stuck her head
into his small room, her face creased with worry and fear.
“Cover yourself and stay silent,” she whispered before closing the door and rushing back into
the living room to retrieve her burqa and open the door. Recai heard the movement of the heavy fabric
she wore on top of her house dress as she moved across the room to greet their visitor. He wondered if
she had retrieved her father’s gun which he’d overheard Hasad say was under the couch in the living
Before hiding beneath the thin sheet that covered him, he reached down and pulled the rug from
the floor and threw it across his legs. He covered his head and melted against the wall with the pillow
on top of his upper body. Feeling foolish, Recai laid there, wishing he had his ID, his phone, anything
to help bribe his way out of this situation if it was indeed the RTK at the door.
Perhaps it’s just a neighbor, he thought. A neighbor come to ask after Rebekah’s father’s health
or to borrow some salt. His attempt at rationalizing the unexpected visit did not quell his fears. The
RTK made a habit of performing home inspections, especially if they suspected a woman alone. It
wasn’t a safe time for anyone under the jurisdiction of Mayor Yilmaz.
Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and
number cruncher. She graduated Smith College
in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After
graduation, she moved to New York, where she
worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and
Production Manager on productions both on and
Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance
industry as a freelance accountant for several
international law firms. She now operates her own accounting firm in the
Washington DC area, where she lives with her husband, two daughters
and two terrible dogs. When not preparing taxes, she is hard at work as
the Director of Publicity at Novel Publicity and penning her next novel.