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As part of our study of narrative writing, you will choose a short story to read and analyze. Listed below are several short stories with links to the story. Included is a brief description of the story. Today, you will explore the stories, read excerpts if you would like, and make a decision about which one you would like to read. “The Statement of Randolph Carter” by H.P. Lovecraft

The testimony of Randolph Carter regarding the disappearance of his occultist friend Harley Warren.

“Everyday Use” by Alice Walker
http://www.cusd200.org/cms/lib7/IL01001538/Centricity/Domain/361/Everyday _Use.pdf
Dee visits her mother and younger sister after moving away from home, and conflict arises over some heirloom family possessions.

“A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
A grandmother convinces her family to take a vacation in Tennessee instead of Florida to avoid an escaped convict.

“The Swimmer” by John Cheever
https://docs.google.com/a/clarke.k12.ga.us/viewer?url=http://www.loa.org/image s/pdf/Cheever_Swimmer.pdf
One summer day, a man decides to make his way home by swimming through all the pools of his neighborhood.

“War Dances” by Sherman Alexie
A young Native American man with problems of his own takes care of his dying father.

”Saint Marie” by Louise Erdrich
http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/a_f/erdrich/stmarie.htm A girl wants to become a nun, but a vindictive nun stands in her way. “And of Clay are we Created” by Isabelle Allende
https://docs.google.com/a/clarke.k12.ga.us/document/d/1KAvvy-z6REr-98tMMF AAL0dYCs4FcJDJfAAYwAvWZE8/edit
A reporter has a personal awakening as he covers the story of a girl stuck in the mud.

When you have chosen the story you want to read, complete the following form: Click here to record your selection.

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