English, 28.10.2019 23:28
With one wheel gone wrong by a.m. homes with one wheel gone wrong, she careens into the checkout line. a perfect shopper, she prides herself on sailing the circulars, clipping coupons, buying in bulk. her basket is overflowing with catnip and kitty litter, pull-ups and pomegranates—plenty of all. she takes a magazine out of the rack; there’s a spot to scratch, an offer she can’t resist—”got an itch you can’t identify, don’t know what you want, let this be your moment.” the background photo is of a beautiful house with everything just as you would want it to be—untouched by reality. she scratches; her finger is quickly coated with gold powder and under that is something a little sticky—tugging at her. it is as though she is being pulled into the magazine. a sudden burst of light, an explosion of inspiration, a fleeting illumination, and she is inside the picture and it is clear—this is her house, this is who she is, the life she is supposed to live. it is incredible—she’s seeing not only the future but the pathway there—and it’s a new kind of floor tile—you just put one foot in front of the other, don’t stop, and watch where you’re going. and then, as though in a faraway dream, she hears the scanner beeping, she hears the checker say, “are you taking that magazine? ” drawing a deep breath, she pulls herself back into the checkout line. she takes every copy of the magazine out of the rack. “i’ll take all you’ve got,” she says. “paper or plastic? ” 1. what do you think happened to the woman ? how did you say so? 2. what is the tone and mood of the story ? explain your answer. 3.how does the story make you feel ? how is it different from an ordinary short story? 4. what does story the story say about the economic status of the woman . prove your answer. 5. what other possible events can you think that happened to the woman ? 6. define flash fiction.