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Feedback on Dirty Laundry MAG

August 20, 2011
By Hover BRONZE, Mukwonago, Wisconsin
Hover BRONZE, Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Sophistication isn't what you wear or who you know
Or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go
They didn't teach you that in prep school, so it's up to me,
But no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity.
~Taylor Swift
*Defy Gravity!*

Running away is a tough decision. But if your mother decides that you can't see your boyfriend – the boyfriend who you love and who just happens to have darker skin than you – you might just consider it. Zero K.'s short story, “Dirty Laundry,” captures the torment inside with perfect accuracy. You can feel the narrator weighing each option, each consequence.

You can tell that the narrator knew all along what was in her heart. And although the mother is blinded by bigotry, her daughter can see perfectly clearly – “Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.”

Zero has written a true masterpiece in just 411 words. Bravo!

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