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Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: zookeepertx Signed

Awww, poor Rose. And poor Joe; he tried so hard to help her, but she wouldn't let him. So nice that Pete's parents were left with something (someone) of him to help heal their hearts.

You did a great job of painting pictures; I could see the whole thing happening.

Author's Response: Thank you, zookeepertx, for you kind review. When I'm writing, I see the story happening, so it's nice to know that it transfers to the reader :0)
Date: 05/07/2022 - 03:29 pm [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: Tracy Signed

"For The Love of Pete" is a title that well suits the story's beginning, middle, and ending. Joe's loyalty and compassion usher each section in true Cartwright character.

Bahj's attention to detail makes the story a smooth read; just enough description to enhance the dialogue.

Thanks, Bahj, for a touching story.

Author's Response: Thank you, Tracy, for reading this and for your kind words :0)
Date: 03/21/2022 - 07:50 pm [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: adamant Signed

Came into the library this morning and saw this story. It's a interesting take on how people often refuse the help they so desperately need for one reason or another, with tragic results. Joe tries to be a good friend but doesn't have the whole story until the end and neither does the reader.

I know this has a tissue alert but I didn't find it particularly sad, just frustrating. If Pete and Rose had just not been so proud or considered themselves victims and then acted as such, their lives would have been different--not necessarily better but different. And since Rose has no one to blame for her misfortunes but herself and Pete, it's understandable why she finally why she did what she did.Unacceptable but understandable--leaving justice to be meted out by others.

Nice story about Joe and his attitude toward friends and what a friend really is--or should be.



Author's Response: Adamant, Thank you so much for taking the time to read this! I wrote it many years ago, had it posted for about a day, decided I didn't like it, and took it down. I've recently been working on polishing up my WIP file so I decided to post this once again. I don't remember now my motivation for writing it as it's not my usual style . . . I agree that the situation the characters find themselves in can be frustrating to those watching from the outside. As the reader (and as a spectator in the real life version of these types of stories), we have a different perspective and the answers seem so simple, but for the one living through the situation, well, who can know what they are really feeling/thinking? And, like Little Joe, we are left with a lot of unanswered questions, grief, frustration, anger. I've got in mind a follow up to this story and your response has given me a direction in which to go. Thank you :0)
Date: 03/13/2022 - 11:47 am [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1 Reviewer: pm1948 Signed

Oh, this was a sad one.  Unexpected ending.  So intriguing though had to keep going.  Thought wasn't going to find out the real fear.

Author's Response: pm1948, I'm glad to know you found this story intriguing. Thank you so much for taking the time to read it and let me know :0)
Date: 03/12/2022 - 01:01 am [Report This]
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