Mrs. Spring's Story
Mrs. Spring's Story by Hong-My Basrai appears in the December issue of Eastlit, an online journal of "creative writing, literature and art focused on East and South East Asia."
Mrs. Spring, a Vietnamese immigrant hired by the author's family to care for their aging father, is trying to learn English in order to pass her citizenship test.
She said, her optimism not so different from my dad’s, her strength breaking through, “If I passed the test, that would mean $800 a month, money I would earn for being old,” then with pride seeping in, “besides working and paying tax.”
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