Date: 22 May 2009 20:40 Title: My Father, My Son
A neat paradox, intriguing! And a very in-character piece for Odo, one can practically hear his voice. Well done!
Thank you, Anna.
The story was a bit of a departure for me, in a number of ways. I recently criticized someone elseís story for having what I thought was excessive dialog without proper attribution. I thought it was confusing. With this story I find myself eating my own un-attributed words, as I found the spare dialog necessary for creating Odoís voice. Iím not sure why it works, it just does.
An adventure, this writing is.
Date: 20 Apr 2009 04:35 Title: My Father, My Son
That... is one heady paradox. I had to read it a few times to make real sense of it -- good work!
Steff, thank you - that makes my day!
The story could use another revision or two as it doesn't quite zip up as nicely as I think it could. So, someday, you may find this little orphan in your inbox, crying for a little of your help... ;~)
Date: 16 Apr 2009 02:20 Title: My Father, My Son
Wow...That makes my brain look at paradoxical circles in whole new fashions.
Yeah, it's not very often where we can use a phrase like 'You gave birth to me, but I am your Father' and it actually makes sense.
Thank you for your comment, it is much appreciated!
Date: 11 Apr 2009 11:30 Title: My Father, My Son
This was an interesting interpretation of the challenge :D And you completely threw me with the Dr Mora aspect.
Thanks for an enjoyable read.
(Odo really did need to tell Kira)
I'm pleased that you enjoyed it Nutty, and thank you for the kind feedback.
When I first read your challenge I have to admit I was scratching my head. Now that I've written the story I'm seeing 'Not an Island' story ideas popping up everywhere. 'Children of Time' is positively rife with them, and I suggest it as a starting point for other authors.
Perhaps that's the mark of a good challenge, Nutty; providing a subtle adjustment so that our eyes can see old things in a new light.Samuel P.
(The Bell Tolls for Thee)