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Bewildering Stories

Challenge 614

Magnifying Shadows

  1. In Gary Clifton’s “Monster Divine”: How might the story be appropriate as a humorous footnote or example to the lesson of Pagans?

  2. In Ron Van Sweringen’s “Yesterday’s Roses,” how does the rose become a symbol? And what does it symbolize?

  3. In Christina St. Clair’s “The Purple Shoes,” the shoes evidently symbolize something — but what?

  4. In Stephen Ellams’ “Valentine for Lorenza”:

    1. What is Lorenza like?
    2. Is it necessary to be famliar with Ingres’ Odalisque in order to understand the poem?

Responses welcome!

date Copyright April 6, 2015 by Bewildering Stories
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