"The Sea Change" is a short story which subtly and tastefully explores topics which would have been taboo when it was published, such as lesbian and open relationships as well as sexual identity questioning. This slideshow includes a number of thought provoking questions about this intriguing short story. The questions invite students to read closely and they generate curiosity about what's really going on and what the author's message could be. This lesson would be effective for teachers whose goal is to help students differentiate between implicitly and explicitly stated details. Reading the short story and following the guide takes one or two 75-minute periods.