Anonymous. "Feathers".A woman doesn't understand the consequences as she spreads a rumor. Ashley, Bernard."Equal Rights" A girl applies for a job delivering papers, only to discover that she is being offered less pay than a boy would get. Bradbury, Ray. "All Summer in a Day" A girl has very different beliefs of her classmates on the planet Venus. Bradbury, Ray. "The Veldt". A couple gets increasingly worried about their children's use of technology. Chekhov, Anton."An Inquiry". A man has trouble finding someone to answer his question in a government office. Chekhov, Anton. "The Bet" (1889) A lawyer and a banker make a bet that takes 15 years to resolve. Chekhov, Anton. "The Grasshopper". (1892) A couple leads a happy life although their interests are very different. Divakaruni, Chitra B."Mrs. Dutta Writes a Letter"- This story explores the conflict an Indian widowed woman faces as she moves to live with her son's family in the United States. Generational and cultural issues are explored. Faulkner, William. "That Evening Sun" (1931) Young Quentin wonders why Nancy, the washerwoman, is afraid of her husband. Grimm Brothers."The Fox and the Horse" (1812) A fox helps a horse prove himself to his master. Hurston, Zora Neale."Spunk" (1926) A man has an affair with another man's wife and suffers the consequences. Jackson, Shirley."Charles" (1948) A boy's parents are fascinated by his accounts of a boy named Charles in his Kindergarten class. Jackson, Shirley. "The Lottery" Jacobs, W.W."The Monkey's Paw". (1902) A man makes a wish on a mystical charm he receives from a friend, and suffers the consequences. Jemison, N.K."Henosis" . (2017) A famous writer has an unsettling conversation on the way to an awards ceremony. Laurence, D.H. "The Rocking-Horse Winner". A boy tries to provide money for his family by betting on horse races. Marshall, Owen. "Mr. Van Gogh" (1997) The story of Frank Reprieve Wilcox, who devoted his life to making his house a glass tribute to Vincent Van Gogh. Published in The Best of Owen Marshall's Short Stories. de Maupassant, Guy. "Was it a Dream?" (1903) A man visits the grave of his deceased lover and receives a surprise. Thurber, James."The Night the Ghost Got In" (1933) A boy thinks he hears a ghost in his house. Walker, Alice."Everyday Use" (1973). A daughter comes home to visit her family with a new understanding of her identity. White, Paulette C."Getting the Facts of Life" published in Memory of Kin (1990). A girl accompanies her mother to visit the welfare office.