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Stay With Me by Kira Hawke

Rating: 5/5

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Short Story

Themes: Drama, Murder, Dark

Queer Level: Gay Main Character

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Logan is easy to empathize with. His thoughts are clear and cohesive—all things considered. This is a love at first sight story that left me convinced, and that had nothing to do with the ending. I won’t give anything away here. It’s short (2.6k words), it’s free (FREE), and I highly recommend you go ahead and read it for yourself.

What I will tell you is this:

Yes, this story made me cry. The pacing was well-done. The mood was right. The flow as plausible and believable as fiction can be. I held it together through most of the story… for some reason, my breakdown was slow and unforeseen and caught me off-guard. Maybe I am just emotionally squishy, but I know I wasn’t the only one to shed tears.

This is the kind of short story that, once all the drama is over, leaves you feeling cleansed. Like listening to a sad song or watching a dramatic movie; it stays with you, but when it’s over, so is the heartbreak. It pulls just enough to make you feel; but not so much that it becomes overwhelming or frustrating.

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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Gay, GLBTQ, Reviews

 

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