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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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Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find”

O’Connor’s deft dialog transitions In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” beleaguered Bailey and his wife take their young family, eight-year-old son John Wesley, daughter June Star, their small baby, and finally, Bailey’s mother on a road trip for … Continue reading

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