A friend of mine, KNK_INK, read my story recently and let me know her thoughts/review on my story. She’s graciously allowed me to post it up here on my blog, which I thank her very much for.
Anything you need, hon, I’m there!
I thought I’d share with you all what she had to say. 🙂
KNK_INK: After reading ‘Closure’ for the first time, it seemed so heartbreaking and sad and I felt a bit unsatisfied, like I had no closure, and the story felt incomplete… but then again I am not too familiar with the style of short story telling, so I thought about it and thought about your intention of this story and why you wanted to write it. Then I reread it today and I think I see the full picture from your perspective of the story.
It is quite heartbreaking but that is what the story is all about! That is the whole point! The purpose is to tell the story of heartache–how and why it came to be. I think it is realistic. I bet many people can relate to that desperate and sad story since I bet most people have been in those shoes at some point in their life. Also, for those who can relate to this story, hopefully they gain some perspective as a third person seeing their story told instead of being in it.