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1. As Abby experienced in "Humoresque," did you ever find a talent of yours affected by a crush? Describe.

2. What aspect(s) of life in a small Cuban town did you find yourself thinking about, after reading "And in the Morning, Work"?

3. In "The Affair," discuss the use of the overall, repetitive-type narrative style.

4. In "A Picture for the Wall," how obvious was the conflict between the newlyweds? Did it grow as the story progressed? Did it seem real and substantial? What do you imagine being in this couple's future?

5. In "Out Across the Nowhere," are the lines: "Some things are tougher than you think. Most of them aren't. They break just like you thought they would." Consider what this means in the overall story.