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Monthly Archive for October, 2011

Rash, “Burning Bright”

I don’t know about everyone else but all these small-town-stories are starting to give me a headache. One of those headaches you get when you’ve got too much disappointment stuck inside you. In my strongest opinion, nothing is more depressing than living out in the middle of nowhere, on a farm, with nothing to do, no one […]

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Burning Bright

The way Rash used place in this story helped me understand more about Carl because the story was not told from his point of view. Even Marcie did not really know him. From the opening paragraph the description of the surroundings Rash gives helps me form a picture of the farm and Marcie. By describing […]

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Burning Bright

Nothing in this story says small rural town to me more than the phrase “cut off”, which Marcie uses twice. I’ve heard people say that in small towns in Pennsylvania, so I know exactly where Marcie lives (although in North Carolina) and what kind of people she knows. Rash shows us that Marcie leads a […]

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Burn, Burn, Burn

You can really tell the place of the story. A small town in North Carolina where everyone knows everybody else. A place where it hasn’t rained for a long, long time and everything is as dry as a bone. Even the image of trying to water the garden is dry. You don’t see the water […]

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Burning Bright

This was a sad and lonely story.  We learn about Arthur and Carl at almost the same pace, and I liked how the story jumped back and forth from past to present. The setting really brings to light what is happening to Marcie.  The new roof, and the new garage come about with the presence […]

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