White Fire: Angels Flying from Holy Letters by Mitchell Chefitz
Approx. 15,860 words.
Published on October 29, 2009.
Allison, blocked from realizing her stories, visits her mentor Reuben, who takes her to his synagogue, opens a Torah scroll, and begins to read not from the Hebrew letters, but from the white space. "The Torah is written in letters of black fire on a background of white fire," he says. Within the stories he brings from the white fire she discovers the secrets needed to unlock her own stories.