What I mean about the "Lolita
" homage is that your first line: Alexandria. Alec. Alexandria Destiny Melody Johnson.
That's who I always think about. She is the person that I will love forever. And I'll be the person she'll love for all eternity.
...reminded me of the opening line from Vladimir
", which is the story of a middle-aged man lusting after his 12 year old stepdaughter: Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta; the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.
They're not exactly the same, of course, but that's immediately what I thought of when I read your first line, especially since the story is about a forbidden relationship.
I have another question: What do Kevin
think of Josh
being in love with his half-great-niece, or whatever Alec
's brother, right? Does he approve of the relationship as long as Josh
can be reincarnated, or is he disturbed by it?
"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way."
-Charles Bukowski "And by the way, dearie, your punctuation sucks canal water!"
-The ghost of Vivian Vance