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Review:randomwriter says:
Hello quixotic! I LOVE your pen-name :)

I also really REALLY like Coldplay and when I saw this, I just HAD to read it. I've entered the challenge too and I was interested in seeing what you've come up with. Especially because I love 'The Scientist'. I think the style you've employed to write this story goes very well with the tone of the song, even though that is slightly more melancholic and angsty. I like how this ended on a happy and positive note :)

I love how you integrated a real life historic event into your fiction. I love history and I really enjoyed how easily the two worlds seemed to mould. I think you explained how tense the situation was quite well.

I love both your OCs. They seem so perfect for each other! They're love was delicate and complex and I like how they held hope till the very end. It's so heartbreaking sometimes, but knowing that there's light at the end of the tunnel does make it so much better!

I like the sense of wonder that seemed to ooze out of this. That, and charm.

Well done :) I liked this piece!

Author's Response: Greetings, fellow contestant. I just saw your entry on the forums and fully intend to check it out. Coldplay is one of my favourite bands and the Scientist is one of my favourite songs by the band (the other is Violet Hill, wink wink).

The Scientist is a sad song, a man mourning for a lost lover and how he desperately wants to reverse time to get her back. Actually it could be about someone who did something he really regretted, but the first option worked better for me. I was listening to the song the whole time while I typed the story and like to think that some of it rubbed off into my writing. I made this story a sad tale of separated lovers. Turned out more sappier than I intended it to, but yeah.

However, I'm not a fan of sad endings (seriously, I'm all for butterflies and rainbows) and I wanted to leave a message of hope. They had a love worth waiting for and I also think that it's important to never give up on anything.

History is a great backbone for amateur writers like myself and the Berlin Wall seemed like the perfect opportunity for an angsty story. I'm so glad you liked it.


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