The short story “The New Girl” by Marc Mitchell takes place in America and it presents a first-person narrator, who has one friend, whose name is Allison. They play together because there are no other kids to play with.
As the narrator talks us through what happened on the one summer day, (THE) conflict clearly unfolds itself, and we also get an insight into the conflict uprising in the narrator, when he, assuming the narrator is a boy, says:
“We rode our bikes up and down the lawn for a little bit longer, but I felt the house across the street as if it were a living, watching presence ''.
A conflict is rising in the narrator, because he feels guilty and ashamed for what he said about the new girl in the neighborhood.