I appreciate the Short Story Reader for sharing a review of "We Do What We Can Do," published in Colored Chalk. Thanks!
Here are some writing prompts to use in connection with the story:
Have you ever struggled with something that seemed easy for other people?
Can you think of a moment when you suddenly became aware you were missing key information?
When, in your life, have you tried running away? What happened?
Have you ever adopted language that wasn't yours, in order to fit in?
Write a story about being an outsider, and the effort to cope.