It’s come to my attention that perhaps my story from earlier in the week, Her Sister, Her Life, was a little…vague. Or unclear. Or confusing. Or something. It’s hard to know how a reader will interpret a story that is purposely written in an ambiguous manner.
When I write, I’m either working with a completely blank slate and the plot and character development and all those writer-y phrases are all borne slowly and purposely as I’m writing, or my mind is filled to bursting with so many ideas and directions I could take the story that it’s difficult to string them together in a cohesive manner. Either way works some days and fails miserably others.
So, sometimes when I write, I know that what I meant to say was clear and came across exactly how I meant it to. But then other times I’m just sort of hoping against hope that the things implied and intentionally left unsaid are understood. Sometimes it is and sometimes, I suppose, it isn’t.
Your comments on the story, and on others I’ve done recently, are overwhelmingly positive. I can not thank you enough or express to you properly how good each and every one of them have made me feel.
What I would love is for you to tell me what you think happened in the story Her Sister, Her Life. Just a sentence or two in summary of what you took from the piece. If you have a moment/get a chance/would be so kind. I’m just very curious to hear how my words were interpretted, especially the ending.
However, I’m not going to tell you if you’re right or wrong, because I’m thinking about a part 2 and I wouldn’t want to ruin it for you!
So, please, tell me in a very book-club-esque sort of way, what happened during the story?