The View From Inside by Alexis Siefert

Author's Description:
Dealing with the benefits of fame, and what happens when it all comes tumbling down. Winner of the Silver Clitorides Award for August, 2002.
Size: 26 KB ( ~ 4,930 words)
Sex Contents: Much Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa

Review by sjowg   [other reviews by sjowg]

Reviewed: 2016-02-27

If you haven't read Alexis Siefert's writings, ignore this review and go do so. Now. They're powerful, emotional, sometimes hard to take, but extremely well-written. There are a lot of authors here that I like and respect, but, well, I give very few 10s, and I've given her 3 of them now.

I won't recite the plot here, because I don't want to give the story away. I'll just say it's about a couple who are in the theater, and their life with each other, and life in the theater. The characters are engaging and relatable, with their own flaws and weaknesses. And there is sex in there. No superheroes, magic, secret agents, guns, or anything of that sort, so if that's what you're looking for, steer clear. But if you want a story about real people, one that grabs you viscerally, then this is for you.

Technically it's excellent. I'm envious of her ability to use language.

I'm disturbed and somewhat incensed that the score for this story is below 7. Some of her stories, including this one, will make you uncomfortable; that's the only reason I can think of for the low scores. Well, that and the lack of huge breasts, guns, military, and so on. I am sad to see such great writing go unappreciated.

I think it's great fiction, and I only wish there were more stories of hers to read.

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