The story that I’m reading is “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. It is about a small town that does a ritual once every year. Every father or mother of the household picks a piece of paper from a box. If the paper you chose has a black dot on it, then something happens to you. I won’t tell you what happens, but I personally think it is awful. I will tell you that you don’t want to pick the paper with the dot on it. One of the questions that I have is, why do they keep doing the ritual if they don’t remember how it goes? And why would they do it if the town is already really small and there aren’t that many people in it? Also, why do the children have to gather all of the rocks that are used later in the ritual and how do they act so casual about it?