This story focuses in a powerful moment in time, on an aching heart and an amazing experience that leads to a great insight. A strange phone call helps this lost soul into forgiveness. Excerpt:I am afraid, not sure of what though.I find myself hiding behind a massive wooden dresser, sitting on the floor, peeking out as terror crawls inside my skin. I do not remember how IThis story focuses in a powerful moment in time, on an aching heart and an amazing experience that leads to a great insight. A strange phone call helps this lost soul into forgiveness. Excerpt:I am afraid, not sure of what though.I find myself hiding behind a massive wooden dresser, sitting on the floor, peeking out as terror crawls inside my skin. I do not remember how I got behind this unfamiliar piece of furniture. In fact, I cannot recognize it. It looks old, with intricate carving designs, something my grandma would own. I can't see the front, but it seems to have three long heavy drawers. For sure, it is not part of my room, not since yesterday. On the other hand, it doesn't really matter where it came from. For now, it is serving a great purpose....
|Title||:||Forgiveness - an unexpected gift|
|Number of Pages||:||6 Pages|
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Forgiveness - an unexpected gift Reviews
The short story "Forgiveness" is a dreamlike mystery that ends in an epiphany, and is told in a clear, easy style that barely hides the emotion seething just below the surface. This story feels both personal and quietly insistent on being told. What is remarkable, however, is that English is not Patricia Awapara's first language, which makes some of the awkward grammar and tense issues very forgivable in this instance.I would encourage Ms Awapara to continue her adventure in English, as she shows considerable talent even at this juncture. Because there is plenty of room for an upward trajectory I'll give this 3 and a half stars (rounded up as they don't allow half stars), but the star rating is unimportant in the bigger picture. This writer's growth in a language that isn't her native tongue will likely prove to be rewarding.
Below are additional reviews posted on Smashwords.Review by: Brunilda Perez on Sep. 18, 2012 : I loved this story not only because it was told so eloquently, but also for its content. A subject that made me think and reflect on my past experiences and reactions to them. This simple yet powerful story gives great insight on how we could choose forgiveness to create a future filled with happiness and hope. It touch my heart.Review by: Cathy McDonald on Sep. 10, 2012 : Forgiveness - An Unexpected Gift explains forgiveness thoughtfully and with feeling. Many struggle with the concept. This is ideal for those who do and a reminder to those who forgot.Review by: Soleil Daniels on Sep. 09, 2012 : Though this is not my top genre, Forgiveness - An Unexpected Gift grabbed my attention from the get-go. It is a great quick read.Review by: Ingrid Fox on Sep. 09, 2012 : This short story felt real. It is written in a simple matter, but filled with emotions. Although, I wish it would have been longer, it was enough to convey a beautiful message. I agree with the other reviews. The story has a powerful message that anyone can relate. And I now understand why the author picked that title. I hope for everyone to read it. I highly recommend it.By the way, read Ms. Awapara's Bio. I think you will enjoy it.Review by: Zeinab Alayan on Sep. 05, 2012 : This was a touching short story with a powerful message. Even after you close the document, it will keep you thinking and make you wonder about what you should be doing in your life. I highly recommend it!Review by: Katty Abu-qutesh on Sep. 05, 2012 : This short story left me thinking. It is captivating, inspiring and insightful. It took me five minutes to read, but it will stay in my heart forever. I give it five hearts!Review by: Sandra Ortega on Sep. 02, 2012 : This is an emotion filled short story with a profound message to be embraced. I believe and agree that it is also the way to obtain happiness.Review by: Robert Rivera on Sep. 02, 2012 : This is a genuine "Chuck full of nuts" short story. The author displays a fictional story with a feeling of a true life event. A fast read that will remain in your thoughts for a while. I highly recommend it.
"...When I started to read this story and noticed that it was only seven pages long, I was a little nervous. Some short stories leave out key details that are necessary to move readers, however this is not one of them. In seven short pages, Awapara’s story was powerful and touching. Though the exact details behind this young woman’s fear are never mentioned, it allows the reader to focus more on the emotions and the message...."Notes: The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. This portion of my review was originally posted on my website:http:ariesgrlreview.com