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1. Near the end of "Love Spell Box," the narrator says, "Some decisions can't be based on what we will and will not regret. Sometimes we have to make a heavier choice—deciding which of two things we believe we'll regret less." What do you think of this perspective?

2. In "The Geometry of Closets," why do you suppose Byron was in the closet?

3. Discuss the pacing and narrative style in "Fan Blades."

4. Discuss the use of the elephant as a metaphor in "Happiness." Did it work for you?