Stone Mattress: Nine Tales - Alphinland – Revenant Summary & Analysis

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Alphinland - Constance watches the freezing rain fall down while she imagines Ewan watching television. Constance finds the icy conditions beautiful, even though they are dangerous. Likewise, she dislikes the HDTV that Ewan has purchased because it shows the flaws of people in sharp detail, from pores to hairs. Two weather reporters warn people about the treacherous conditions from the winter storm. Constance says the word “Alphinland” out loud, and it is revealed that Ewan is dead of cancer. Oftentimes, she can hear his voice. She doesn’t sleep well without him, and cannot get rid of his clothing. Her sons and their wives have urged her to move into a retirement condo, but she has refused. Ewan’s voice assures Constance she is not crazy, and that she needs salt.

Using a flashlight and sprinkling ash from the fireplace, Constance begins walking...

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