Robin Hawke


Things
April 13, 2012, 8:41 AM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

A college student reads Buddhist poetry on a bed between four blank walls. A pregnant mother intends to buy a crib and a stroller but maxes out her credit card. A daughter looks at the gloves her mother wore to a wedding twenty years before and wonders why she kept them.

 

The ‘she’ in the last sentence is ambiguous–would pinpointing an antecedent help or hinder this story? The motivation of either mother or daughter (to keep the gloves) is similar so I allowed the word to remain vague.

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Yes, the ‘she’ could be either one of them. Had the story continued we would know.

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