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Vaughan, “We’re on TV in the Universe”   Vaughan uses a lot of different allegories in her first opening paragraph. She describes human anatomy, space (universe), and a hatching chicken all for the purpose of describing a car accident. I have two questions that I thought of when reading, one, is this over kill in […]

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I really enjoyed reading “The Trip Back” and “Sweet Talk” together. I noticed that they both have two similar elements. Both include a car trip as a device for the narrator to figure something out. The journey is a road to self-discovery, to the narrators learning something about themselves and finding their destination. On long […]

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Vaughn’s “Sweet Talk”

“Sometimes Sam and I loved each other more when we were angry.” The opening lines of Vaughn’s story  “Sweet Talk” don’t strike me as something a newly married woman would say.  They seem juvenile and remind me of the unhealthy relationships I see between younger couples.  The narrator is clearly insecure in her relationship with Sammy: […]

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Vaughn’s “Sweet Talk” I am not sure what to make of this story. If I have to guess the it would be the plot. I would say that the story is about a confused woman who is making a decision about whether or not her husband is having an affair, and the affects this has […]

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Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog: Regrets

In Stephanie Vaughn’s “Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog” the voice of Gemma is truly captivating and honest. Vaughn has a way of describing an image without using useless descriptive language.  She gets to the point while still enabling me to visualize Gemma’s every action.  I love the way she describes her Father and the different things he […]

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Words Live Forever

Death has a way of reminding us of all the things we wish we never said or did or didn’t say. We won’t risk wounding our pride by saying “I forgive you” and saying “I love you” makes us feel awkward and there’s always tomorrow, right? Death waits patiently under our beds and in the […]

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