I remember a story in an 8th or 9th grade anthology which collected other classic stories like “The Lottery”. In this story there were alien life forms which were wispy, gauzy things, possibly called “veils.” They spend their time carving things. One of the veils thought about carving in color. The other veils surround and destroy him.
Thanks for the link but it doesn’t seem very comprehensive at all. There aren’t any textbooks or educational anthologies listed, and my friend recalls it as being in a book given out at public school. I doubt if my story can be found by virtue if an association with The Lottery – It is one if the most anthologized stories in American literature.