400 short stories: story 314

story: “The Miracle Worker”

author: Mia Alvar

year: 2011

where: with the boys

note: the spray bottle finale stunned me

a line: “Minnie turned to look toward the parking lot. ‘I was eighteen when I came here. I’m forty now. I’ve never done anything but clean rich Arabs’ houses.”

theme(s): Disability, class, ethics


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