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One Story, Two Visions

On his birthday, a young boy is struck by a car and is killed. Raymond Carver told this story. The first published version, “The Bath” appeared in Carver’s 1981 collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Gordon … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Assignment for the 9th Grade

Now that you’ve had some experience writing creatively by emulating other authors (“The Mockingbird in the Rye” and “After Hills Like White Elephants”) it’s time to try your hand at writing your own original story. You’ve read a number of … Continue reading

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After the Fire

(Originally published by The Oregon Literary Review) “After the fire, the fire still burns, the heart grows older but never ever learns. The memories smolder and the soul always yearns. After the fire, the fire still burns.” – Pete Townshend … Continue reading

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