I Love You Because by MissLynn

Author's Description:
My story in the Jake River's Willie Nelson Invitational. Trouble seemed to find him, no matter how hard Wade tried to do the right thing. His past never went away. Until he met Suzanne.
Size: 60 KB ( ~ 11,378 words)
Sex Contents: No Sex
Tags: Tear Jerker

Review by Jetcrash747   [other reviews by Jetcrash747]

Reviewed: 2016-06-29

'MissLynn' has hit one out of the park, in writing 'I Love You Because'. A short story only two pages long, 'MissLynn' has created a story that is full of depth and anger. From a child being punished/abused by his so called mother, to having his latest boss fire him (don't know why). Wade Flynn has been trying to stay out of trouble, but it keeps finding him. Until his stepfather dies and Wade leaves town, for better employment opportunities, he hopes.

Suzanne Harwood, Wade's pralobation officer is an unexpected surprise in his new town. After being fired from his first job in Boden it felt like he had not moved at all. Suzanne changes that. The story deals with frustration, anger, despair and joy. We meet three characters showing true friendship and kindness in nonjudgemental actions of friends. MissLynn has done an outstanding job of weaving the dispair of being a felon and the hopelessness of never having the opportunity of turning your life around. The story is well worth reading and rating.

Plot: 8 | Technical Quality: 8 | Appeal to Reviewer: 9

Review by manddscott   [other reviews by manddscott]

Reviewed: 2016-06-28

A young man takes a wrong turn early in life, and his life continues to be a series of wrong turns for years. He reaches a deciding point in his life and opts to leave what he has known, wanting only a chance to make a better future for himself. This is a story of love and redemption. Not the carnal love so often seen on SOL, but rather the love for our fellow man.

For plot, I give the story a B (7). It is above average, but it is really too short to fully develop a plot. Having said that, this is a short story in the truest sense.

For technical quality, an A+ (9). I might have seen a handful of errors in the two pages of story.

For appeal, also an A+ (9). No, this story is nowhere near as long or developed as I normally prefer, but it makes for a great little read between those longer stories.

Plot: 7 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 9