|1,378 words/4 pages double spaced
|First person, past tense
|An unnamed student
|A poor female college student
|Uncle Avery, a relative whose influence is still strong a decade after his death.
|Indeterminate; modern time, modern college living
|A college girl debates over whether to spend her hundred-dollar bill that was given to her as a child by her departed Uncle Avery. She wonders whether it will be disrespectful to do so, even though she really needs the money, because she promised not to and has managed to hold out so long. A dream she has helps her clarify the importance of the gift.
|Information, inspiration, and other notes
|This came from essentially three sources of inspiration: My own thoughts of whether I should spend old savings bonds given to me at birth; my own Uncle Keith giving me a hundred dollars that I vowed to save; and my own Uncle Kenny's losing his life to the AIDS virus, yet remaining so alive until that point.
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