Festival at Thurmont

The bright streamers seemed pennants of aristocratic families and fair beauties. Local peasants hawked their handiworks, made in the dim light of the fireside, after long hours of hard labor on their master's domain. The…

Story or Essay

Diem Perdidi by Julie Otsuka It's a good example of the difference to a reader between a story and an essay. Ms. Otsuka could have described the mother in either style.