|Title||:||cheers william it s christmas|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||26 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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cheers william it s christmas Reviews
Well thought out, well written and well emotional! Made me cry!
One of the most difficult things to master in a short story is connection - getting your audience to connect with your characters in a very short amount of time. That's why, for the most part, short stories are plot driven more than character driven. Not so with Cheers William, It's Christmas. This gorgeous little Christmas short is all heart. So much so that it had me bawling like a baby literally minutes before I was scheduled to do a Skype interview with Elance (my bad for trying to fit in a bit of light reading while I waited). Maybe that's because, having been married twenty years, I can immediately imagine the bittersweet agony of spending my first Christmas without my soul mate. What I love about Kathleen (which was my grandmother's name - and just to add a bit of spook to the tale, William was my grandfather's name) is that she doesn't try to wring our hearts and have us all feel sorry for her. Yes, her husband is dead. Yes, Kathleen knows her adult children cannot be with her for the day because they have work and other commitments to attend to. Does she curl up into a ball and feel sorry for herself? No, even though most people would understand if she did. Kathleen just gets on with things in that pragmatic way common to women of her generation. She makes her mince pies, goes to visit the old ladies in the nearby home and tries to embrace the Christmas spirit even though she'll be spending the day alone. I really don't want to give too much away - as this is a marvellous little story that will warm the cockles of your heart, as my grandma used to say. Being a short story, there is not too much I can say without revealing all the important bits. At 99c on Amazon, it is definitely worth the investment and while it will bring a tear to your eyes, it is not a depressing tale of all but one of joy, hope and redemption in the face of loss. All up, great first outing from Toni Carter. Cannot wait to read more of what she has.
A lovely short story all about Christmas. You can smell the mulled wine and mince pies as you're reading it. Thoroughly enjoyable and, as it says in the description, heart-warming. One for all the family. Cheers William!
Such a lovely story...smell of Christmas....
Wonderful short story, especially at Christmas time!!