They lurked in corners together, sharing private jokes, kindred souls apart from the rest. Rivka remembers her skill being patiently honed against the grindstone until, like her own steel, she was sharp, shining, and ready to face the world.
He wasn’t easy on her, but he was easy on her spirit.
(Characters by Shira Glassman; drawing by Mina V.; inked/colored by Jane Dominguez. Read about Rivka’s adventures in “The Second Mango”, about a gay woman, a straight woman, and a dragon, available from Prizm Books and Amazon Kindle as eBooks, and in print pre-ordered from Wild Iris Books. Rivka, pictured here on the left, is the straight woman.)