From the pages of Heeb magazine comes this one page story called, Workin' Girl Golem! Jeff Newelt, editor for The Pekar Project was my editor for this piece. In Jewish folklore, the Golem is an animated being made of inanimate matter. The process of imbuing it with life involves placing a small scroll or 'shem' inscribed with Hebrew letters into the mouth of the clay figure. Some variations of the myth have the 'shem' placed in the figure's forehead while others describe carving the word directly into the forehead. The traditional Golem myth tells of the creation of the Golem as a protector of the Jewish community. The monster is obliged to comply with the wishes of its Rabbi creator but if asked to do any task outside Jewish law or is left alive on the Sabbath it will go berserk destroying what it was created to protect. In my version, a little sexual harassment in the workplace is more than enough motivation for the office Golem to exact poetic revenge.
For more information about Golems, I recommend this Wikipedia article.
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