AGH! I hate short stories. Very few, very very few, are actually satisfying to me. Most of the time I have trouble understanding them because by the time I am beginning to get a sense of who the characters are and what is happening, it ends. Just finished the J.D. Salingers’ piece and it just reminded me of how much I hate short essays/stories. I did read some context information about the story itself but will be interested to hear how the discussion goes tomorrow. As it is, although I “followed” the storyline, I’m not sure I get all of the meaning in the story. Probably worth a re-read and more focused attention.