400 short stories: story 315

story: “Legends of the White Lady” author: Mia Alvar year: 2011 where: home sweet home note: Utterly absorbing--would say more, but rushing! a line: “'I've never had to leave my country to find work," he said, 'but thanks.'” theme(s): Nationality, migration, beauty, age,

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