Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Short Story
Themes: Drama, Murder, Dark
Queer Level: Gay Main Character
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.