The One Thing I’d Carry to the Ends of the Earth

An original Narratively story, printed exclusively on a tote bag.

The One Thing I’d Carry to the Ends of the Earth

“I was next in line. The customs agents worked with gusto, gliding their metal detectors along émigrés’ arms, legs, and midsections. A heaping pile of confiscated earrings, necklaces, and rings, some still bearing the warmth of their owners’ skin, grew each time an officer barked ‘Next!’ Everyone knew we could legally leave the Soviet Union with only two gold or silver jewelry items per person, but no one expected they’d enforce this rule…”

Intrigued? The only way to read the rest of this riveting original Narratively story by Margarita Gokun Silver is on our first-ever tote bag!

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