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Challenge 669

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  1. In Charles C. Cole’s “Releasing Shirley”:

    1. What is the function of Minka’s being a “foreigner” who speaks with a pronounced accent?
    2. What was Shirley like? Was she loved or are her remains and memory treated disrespectfully?
  2. In Elous Telma’s “The Sacrificial Camera”:

    1. What is the water pressure at the bottom of the Aquarium? You may calculate it in any units you like.
    2. What might the shark’s movements portend for anything else on the mysterious mound?
    3. How might the Disposable’s discovery relate to Frank’s hallucinations in “Frank’s Sea Visions”?
  3. In Paul Lees-Haley’s “The Old Man and the Pond”:

    1. What is the name of John’s wife?
    2. John’s wife longs to speak. Why doesn’t she?
    3. Why does she carry a book in her purse?
    4. What are the functions of the temperature change, the animals and passers-by in the story?
    5. Assuming that John remembers dates accurately — although not the events — how old are he and his wife?

Responses welcome!


Copyright May 30, 2016
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