Paula, that was wonderful. The richness of your account of Joe's foolishness and Hoss's hurt was a joy to read. Your writing was so seamless, I'm not even sure exactly how you did it. You managed to convey the depth of their emotions using dialogue that rings true to what men would be saying to each other. Bravo!!Author's Response:
I was worried about how Hoss and Joe would interact in a situation like this. It was really hard for me to think of dialog to carry the story. I would think that Hoss would be so mad that he'd just haul off and hit Joe square in the nose, but then where would I go from there? Thanks for reading this story. It is actually one of my own favorites. I appreciate the feedback, too.