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Location: American Midwest
Registered: December 2017
I always enjoy stories that tackle sexualities outside of the norm and I hope that cm continues this tale. I enjoy also stories that are told with economy, allowing the reader to fill in details and drawing him or her into the story. Lastly, I enjoy stories that handle dialogue with apparent effortless ease, knowing that creating realistic dialogue is often the most difficult part of writing. Well done!
Location: SW England
Registered: September 2012
This was a beautiful, sensitively-told story that had me hooked from the start. Yes, the dialogue was highly authentic - I can imagine me saying the things Jonty and Nix said to each other - and the descriptions were vivid; I was drooling as I read about the chicken schnitzels. But most of all, it was the gentle love story that unfolded that reminded me of being in my late teens, hoping for friendship but unwilling/unable to engage with either sex in the sort of bedrooom antics so many people liked to boast of.
I hope cm keeps this as a one-off story. It's one that I'll come back to several time in the years to come and it's inspired me to write another story of my own.
I concur with all that's been said, beginning with complimenting cm on the economy of the writing. He's especially good at that, a style that Ernest Hemingway would have complimented! The story is not only sensitively written, but touching in the manner the personal circumstances of and situations between the main characters develop and take place. Then there's the characters themself: fully authentic and totally believable, making helping the reader understand the reality of asexuality and leaving them sympathetic. The other story I recall on the subject is Mihangel's "Not Understood" from 2005, and while the story and style are completely different, this one is equally superb!