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Subject: well, to be honest...
Author: RoxStar   (Authenticated as RoxStar)
Date: June 5, 2012 at 3:13:21 PM
Reply to: Critique my short story? by Rachael
The writing itself isn't bad, I can see where it's striving for being lyrical.

But the story itself is so melodramatic and over the top tragic that I can't work up any sympathy for the characters. Also so stereotypical/tropey: the beautiful artistic mother, the father who wants a boy, the ugly, friendless redheaded girl who does nothing but write, just very predictable and tired.

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