Just Like That! by Daghda Jim

Author's Description:
His wife Brenda had run off with his best friend. Her Fuck You Rollie letter said he was a boring, lazy, selfish, ugly, disgusting, needle-dicked, fat slob: what he called the seven deadly husband sins. All he seemed to have left in his life was his daughter off in college and his pride in his job '" and he had been slacking off on the job some. Now he was haunted by that letter and the seven deadly sins, so he decided to ask someone about one of them. Her response surprised him.
Size: 153 KB ( ~ 29,013 words)
Genre: Drama
Sex Contents: Much Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Heterosexual, Humor, Cheating, Size

Review by JustDan   [other reviews by JustDan]

Reviewed: 2011-02-28

Daghda Jim is/was one of my favorite authors on the site. He had a gift for putting words to paper, and each of his stories has a special place in my library.

Just Like That! is the tale of Rollie, a telephone technician whose wife leaves him for his best friend (with said friend's big dick being a 'large' part of the reasoning). The wife leaves a thoroughly demeaning 'Fuck You John' letter on their table, and Rollie is devastated. He takes to obsessing over the letter, and specifically the things she listed off as the traits that caused her to leave. It thoroughly messes him up inside, until he meets someone who helps him get his head on straight.

The formula is pretty straightforward, but what makes this story breathe is Rollie. The writing is done from his first-person point of view, as he's dictating it, and Rollie is someone who uses "all the words in the dictionary". His offhanded wit and sailor's vocabulary really give this story a charm and a life that most in the genre don't have. A thoroughly enjoyable short read.

The sex happens, and is nice enough for what it is, but it's far from a stroke story. Rather than mark it down for it's Stroke score, I'm simply putting an N/A. Technically, like everything else in Jim's collection, I found no flaws. The plot is straightforward and blunt, but in a very good way. If you take a half-step back, things seem a little too 'pat', but it doesn't detract from the enjoyment.

Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 9