She wore an ivory dress scattered with pale blue flowers. The fabric reminded me of the
curtains that used to hang, heavy and yellowed from the sun against the sealed windows of our
laundry room when I was still small enough to crawl into
o Largest ocean
represents power and strength
o Mar Pacifico in Portuguese, meaning "peaceful sea".
Peaceful, calm, steady in the face of turbulence (last story to bring the book title
I should have paddled back to shore twenty minutes ago. If I valued my life, I would have paddled back to
shore twenty minutes ago. Instead, I chose to ignore the goosebumps that had risen on my skin, not from cold, but
from somewhere deeper, an animal-ba
Reader Response #1
Read the three stories assigned for this week, Collectors, Intimacy, and A Small, Good
Thing, all by Raymond Carver. Then consider the following questions and answer in
*Use a standard 12 pt.
My mother relinquished her white-knuckled grip on my hand, the tight squeeze of her
fingers finally gone. It was a relief; for the past hour, her pain had been seeping out of her skin
and into my own. The relief was short-lived, though.