Discussion Questions for "The Call Is Yours" by Rona Bell

1. What are your feelings about what happens to the narrator? To what extent do you feel empathy? judgment? ambivalence? What else?

2. What do you think the author is saying about memory in this story?

3. What impact do you think the passage of time has for the narrator? In this story, to what extent do you think time heals or causes pain to fester? In general?

4. What do you think of the role of the police in the events of this story? Do you think they do enough? Do you think the detective said the right thing to the narrator? If not, what might she have said?

5. Do you think a campaign such as “The Call Is Yours” is effective in righting wrongs and changing attitudes toward women?