|Review:||800 words of heaven says:|
Back so soon, I know. It must be some sort of record for me!
I really liked the description! For me, angst leads itself so well to descriptive writing, and having read some of your other work, I've noticed that you're a little like me, in that you rely more on dialogue than description to tell the story - and rather well, I might add. It's great to see that you've put a lot of time and effort into the description, here, though - and it really shows. There are some really beautiful expressions here.
In terms of Myrtle's characterisation, I must admit, it's definitely not the way I see her, which made it a little hard to connect with her. However, that's not really a bad thing, because it doesn't really detract from the story, or its credibility, or anything - it is my personal opinion only. I can definitely see where you're coming from, though, but I'm just having trouble seeing the justification for her feelings. I guess it's just a case of me not seeing her the same way as you do, I suppose!
I've just realised that I sounded really mean in the paragraph before. I think you've done brilliantly in showing an aspect of Myrtle that is rarely explored, which is commendable. You should be doubly applauded because you ventured out of your comfort zone on this one, and that takes a lot of courage! Overall, this is a wonderful story! Well done!
Author's Response: Hello :) This reply has been long overdue!
Thank you so much :) I usually do rely on dialogue, you're right. But I've been trying my hand at description lately, and this one-shot is a result of that! :P I agree with you. Angst is perfect for descriptive writing, which is why I decided to go with very little dialogue here.
In the books, I found that Myrtle was quite annoying. Maybe comical eve, in a certain way. But when I got this quote, I really could not think of any other character that fit as well as her. Maybe it is a case of personal opinion though :P She wasn't very bitter in the books, and I just wanted to add a new perspective!
Oh, don't worry! It's perfectly alright if you can't connect with her and there was nothing mean about it! Thank you so much :) I'm glad I took this challenge on and that you think I've done well with it!
Thanks for the lovely review, 800! :)