Very helpful tips; it takes a lot of time to develop one single story; whether it is a short story or a novel; a lot of patience and insight is required.
Characters must come to life and should be real just like real life.
The plot must be interesting so that people can be captivated by one’s writing.
It should not be a long account of happenings but should include emotion, tone, a good presentation of all the characters and a flow of ideas.
A good lesson but not all will learn from this inspirational story.
This story reads like a narrative, the mother is basically the narrator; the characters do not really talk to each other, they are just standing by in the story.
This story can also relate to people today; in our modern societies, people are driven by money and power and tend to forget the importance of relying in a power which is much greater than themselves.
To those that are believers in God, this story makes perfect sense; to those who have no religion or belief in God, this story will be a bit absurd.
It is all very relative to one’s life and circumstances and also how people view religion.
Uma história verdadeiramente interessante.
Faz bom uso de palavras.
Esta história pode ser interpretada de maneira que o que se passou com o Jacob, pode acontecer também na vida real de cada um de nós.
Estamos todos muito ocupados com o que se está a passar á nossa volta e estamos distânciados da nossa família que está dentro da nossa própria casa.
Rosana ocupa-se muito da sua vida pessoal e ignora o filho Jacob.
Jacob precisava da ajuda da mãe e não a encontra porque ela se encontra com as amigas ou a trabalhar. Á noite está demasiado cansada para tentar saber se o filho se encontra bem ou se necessita da sua ajuda.
Uma grande lição de vida.
Uma grande história.
An interesting account of maybe being in a comatose state after a dramatic accident or a life-threatening event.
The writer describes beings that are not human but have some human like qualities.
“ disheveled Viking types...”
“Mutant types”, “midgets” and “giants” are all characters that the writer makes use of to describe what he saw or dreamt of whilst in hospital.
He feels very ill at ease in this setting, as if he is in hell.
Vivid images of the scenarios he sees and comes across, being quite frightening, “ everything is burning around him including the soles of his boots”
He is quite terrified and very ill at ease in this horrible scenery.
Eventually he wakes up in the hospital: “ they told him he was lucky to be alive...” emphasizing the fact that he had been in great danger and had almost died.
A good short story, with a lot of imagery and creativity on the part of the writer.
Some of us have had such experiences.
It is quite daunting to understand that someone has been inside your house or property trying to take something that does not belong to them.
The story is descriptive of the thieves and their act of robbery.
The reaction of the farmer when confronting the robbers is peaceful but firm as well.
It highlights the robbers’ sense of shame.
A good piece of writing.