Aww my goodness this was so cute! I liekd that it jumped all around her life and we never knew what would be next. The idea to do and alphabet with it was amazing. The way you worded everything, which sentences were stressed, key phrases, things like that... you wrote them so well. I did not feel like I was ready, I felt like I was watching. Like they were all right there in front of me. That is a true point to your writing, that I forgot the words and saw the story. Well done. The thought of Spike doing normal dad stuff can be funny and it can be cute, and you definitely pulled off the adorable side. It warmed my heart, made me want to go cuddle a small child.[Report This]
I don't know how many times I've read this, but suddenly, it's the first time I read it with a feeling like my father was standing over my shoulder, watching. Letter O was particularly strange for me to read - though I moved out almost eight years ago, I only wonder how it felt for him to come home and see my empty room.
Your short form story is wonderful and poignant. Thank you.