Chris James Posted January 12, 2012 Report Share Posted January 12, 2012 I manage to drop into the site every day, and I am always glad to see new stories posting for the entertainment of the readers. This week we have two new stories to contemplate and I felt the desire to say something about them, even though they are still in that first chapter phase. Rick Beck has given us Discovering Love. Not an entirely new subject, but there can never be enough ways to examine a feeling that often eludes so many in the human race. Chapter One has only given us the introduction to several of the main characters in what appears to be an emotional story in the making. Rick is often hard to second guess, since he is fond of large emotional moments of thought that sometimes take an unexpected twist. I like that, it keeps me involved. I am looking forward to future chapters and sharing the discovery so far evident in the nature of his characters. Altimexis is back on track with From the Ashes, another science fiction/fantasy based story. I will be the first to admit I am not a fantasy fan, perhaps it is because so much must be explained for me to grasp the concept behind the story, and yet I am reading this one. We have so many end-of-the-world scenarios thrown at us in film and literature these days I am taking a slow approach to reading this story just to make sure I get it right. I suppose in any fiction story we are asked to suspend disbelief and accept the author’s view of the scenery before us…working on it. I have to respect any writer who puts so much effort into getting the readers to believe in what they are saying. Readers invest a lot of thought in what they see and that means an author must be willing to go that extra mile in building an intellectual appeal. Chapter One’s are hardly the place to judge a story, but if they build a desire to read Chapter Two then I think a story is successful. Keep me entertained, give me something new to ponder, and I will follow you anywhere. Let’s see what these two have to offer. And yes, Lugnutz, this is a chance to get my name off the top of the forum thread here…so there! Quote Link to comment
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