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There are three things that all good short stories need to have in common First all of the elements in the story must relate to the central idea Second the situation in the story must be plausible Thirdly the story stays fresh In other words there are new incites while rereading the story The story Greasy Lake written by Coraghessan Boyle is about three young boys The three young boys are hanging out one night and decide to go to greasy lake the local hangout spot When they get there they notice there is only one other car and a motor cycle They think the car is the friends and begin to hank and flash the car lights at it When an older man gets out of the car pissed they realize it was not their friend and they get into a fight with him The driver of the car realizes he dropped his keys and they cant get away that way so he grabs a tire iron from underneath his car and nocks the older guy out Then the older guys girlfriend gets out of the car and they three boys attempt to rape her until they see another car pull into greasy late and they run off Two of the boys run into the woods and the driver runs into the swampy lake where he feels a dead body The older guy wakes up and looks for the boys with the guys from the other car that just drove up After a while they end up beating up the three boys cars and then leave The three boys dont come out of hiding until the morning They find the keys and get into the car when they see another car pull up to the bike and start calling for their friend Al The girls ask the boys if they had seen their friend and they say no even though the driver knows
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