Date: 07 Jul 2020 19:35 Title: Beyond Acheron
First rattle out of the box - as soon as I saw the BOC lyrics, I got distracted and had to pick up the guitar and run through Don't Fear the Reaper and Burning for You.. Buck Dharma is one of the most influential guiarists for me and learning those songs kind of taught me how to play and write leads.
Took me awhile to get back to the story.. I like the way you decribe characters on the fly - a detail here and there.
Favorite line - the art of killing subordinates with a single look... We're both working with Bajoran resistance survivers (Dr. Jazz in STH). They are fun characters to explore.
I started to suspect this was a Jacob's Ladder/6th Sense kind of story fairly early on, but in no small part because I'm a fan of Jack London. Well done!
Author's Response: Well, as long as your first thought wasn't "More Cowbell", it's all good. And yeah, I really like writing Nora Laas for her strength and her flaws. Resistance fighters are inherently interesting for that terrible trauma they went through, particularly Bajorans. That stays with you for the rest of your life, I think. Thanks for the review.
Date: 20 Aug 2013 06:43 Title: Beyond Acheron
I can't believe I didn't review this the first time I read it. Savannah breaks my heart here; she's trying so damn hard to make sense of it and deny it all at once and that is so intensely human. I'm really glad that she didn't go alone in the end and that it might not even truly be and end but a beginning. Achingly well done, CeJay.
Author's Response: Oh thank you very much. It's a sad tale of course, but you're right, it has a somewhat happy twist to it. I supposed if I have to kill off characters, I tend to try and make them go out with a smile at least.
Date: 03 Jul 2013 01:18 Title: Beyond Acheron
I have not read one of your stories before, and I have to say that I am very impressed. Beautiful character work and scene setting, a lot done with a true economy of words. I love how reality is bent and twisted and it can be difficult to tell what is really real, and what is illusion or imagination.
This is a terrific glimpse into a different world. Well done.
Author's Response: Thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed the story.
Date: 02 Feb 2010 18:00 Title: Beyond Acheron
I loved this when you posted it at TBBS, and I love it here. The romance was sweet and believable, her seeming descent in to madness heartbreaking, and the twist at the end was well executed. Great stuff!
Author's Response: Thanks, kes7. I like to think that, even though it is a sad revelation, the story has somewhat of a happy ending. It's just like the song says ..