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The Moths Summary

By Helena Maria Viramontes

The Moths Summary

The short version of this short story? A rebellious girl (our narrator) takes a break from beating up on her mean sisters to go take care of her dying grandmother. After making her mom cry, she realizes her grandmother is dead, cleans the room and the body, and fills up the tub. Then the narrator strips down and sinks into the hot water along with her dead granny. If that's not weird enough, moths start flying out of the grandma's mouth as the narrator cries. The end.

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