Reviewed: 2017-11-07 - (Review Updated: 2017-11-15)
This is a really good story underrated (at 7.32) at least 1.25 as I write this. It dances around the saying “I can have it all”. For those who remember the movie “Flashdance”, that phrase appears in that movie's signature song. How well you like this story, however, will depend on how much you believe that you can “have it all.” It seem to have affected a lot of readers' scores. Apparently despicable characters are viewed less favorably than uplifting ones. And there are a slew of despicable ones here.
“Faithful In Her Fashion” is a continuation of “Unfaithful” and I guess this review can apply to both. They both offer up several couples struggling in personal relationships that are complicated by career choices. They are also about people selling their souls a little bit at a time. Like a slow drip, drip, drip of intravenous medication. As such, it is eminently believable. So score one for plot. Characters are richly developed and made deep and complex. In other words, three dimensional and very believable.
Technically, storytelling is tops. Dialogue is crisp and realistic. Only one or two small errors in spelling. Even so, I give it top marks here.
The author Richard Gerald is very much underrated given his scores here. And I'm appreciating him more as I continue reading his stories (16 so far including one in progress). I'd highly recommend perusing both of the stories reviewed here as well as his others.