Yep that is the truth. We try to remain silent but " The world could not allow such luxury. " Even with your health problems you have not stopped writing you have just stopped typing. A writers mind is a curious thing it never stops ..... dreaming, believing, proposing, most of all it is the most free mind of all.
Yes there was emotional envolvement with the main characters Billie, Mrs Johnson, Emma.
The emotional involvement grew as the story progressed. The superman reference flowed throughout the main characters. It included loneliness, strength and bravery and other emotions i have yet to identify.
Initially I was not sure would find interest in the story. Yet it drew me in until i could not stop reading. The character development was what drew me in but the timing of the introduction of the mothers death and then later Mr Johnsons death was jarring in an amazing and good way. It was reasonable for Billie to hate Mr johnson but to discover the impact of Mr Johnsons death on Mrs Johnson gave the characters believability.
Staying true to the timeline is a sign of a seasoned writer.
Superman flowed subtly through the story and the characters. The Sherriff was also a good foil showing the strength of the characters.
You stayed true to the timeline a sign of a seasoned writer.
Th ending required a suspension of belief.
I guess it is a sign of the times. Compassion is a rare commodity in this New World.
All in all well written.
At last a discussion not an argument about Covid. The difference is an argument is about proving who is right ... a discussion is about understanding the truth. Those in power will never remember that it was not the CEOs or Politicians that saved us but the Nurses Doctors Sanitations workers, Grocery Clerks, Gas station Attendants and all essential workers. After it is all done we will go back to minimizing them in every way possible.
The below should be a separate poem. I had none you fellow ask me about his poem. It was 3 pages long and contained too many thoughts. A chapter of a book, a paragraph, a sentence, are one thought or description. Most of all a poem is one thought or description. If it is not the write a book. I would have ended with
"Light the way for me
Such a long time I’ve been alone"
Time to write a book below
""Downtown there’s a thousand little people,
Going about a thousand little lives
Just a mess, all kinds of footsteps,
That all kind of pass me by
There’s a bunch of towers, all steel and stone,
Grabbing out like fingers at the sky
Dotted all up with a thousand windows,
A thousand points of citylight
Pretty machines all sleek and clean,
Just going along for the ride
Little worlds can end with a bang like thunder
Or fade out like a little sigh
Open up the curtains and stare into the sun,
Or hide behind the window blinds
One thing is certain when it’s all said and done,
It’s still a thousand points of citylight ""
I have read all all your writings here. They are all insightful .... Even the brogue. Well written and flow easily through the reading.
This one is near and dear to my heart as a philosopher. "I am therefore I must be" based on your own experiences.
What if a consciousness is trying to answer "I am. Am I?" What, where, when, how become creations of that consciousness until the ultimate answer is achieved "I am therefore I must be all things. Past, Present and Future" Which solves the dilemma of Decartes time .... the conflict between God and science.
Yes!!! You describe complex theories but draw the reader back in again by language normal people can understand / relate to. You took a basic map and then showed us the trees. You created a map with real reference points to our point of view. Yes i was drawn in.