This posting briefly examines Mary Robison's short story, "Yours." It offers textual evidence to validate.
As you explore your own first impressions, these notes are some ideas that I personally had while reading this riveting and haunting story. Please feel free to develop your own and send them for my feedback:
First, while looking first at the title, I am wondering if it will be a romantic piece since the title is "Yours." I also thought about the connotations from their names. "Allison" seems like a young and trendy girl, while Clark seems like the name of an older man.
I love Robison's descriptions of the setting with its "glider" and "twilight on the twig-and-leaf littered porch." She really creates a homey scene with her sensory data within her setting.
When I learned about the age difference, I was so shocked. It was much like an Anna Nicole Smith sort of character relationship!
I wondered ...
This posting briefly analyzes Mary Robison's short story, "Yours." It offers my own reader response ideas as a model.