Thursday, January 10, 2019

Review - Snowflakes

by Louisa Campbell
Date: 2018
Publisher: East of the Web
Reading level: A
Book type: short story
Pages: 2
Format: e-book

It was Christmas the first time they made love; he said it felt like coming home.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

You win some, you lose some. The writing in this one was fairly weak, and I didn't really understand the ending. The story is basically just a quick summary of a relationship, punctuated by the different charms the man gives the woman for her bracelet, little symbols of significance that show the progression (and breakdown) of their marriage.

When the relationship eventually ends, it's time to divide up the spoils. This is the part I didn't get. At first, I thought they were speaking about real things (the house, the car, etc.), but then the dog was mentioned. They'd never gotten a dog, because the man was a lazy ass who feared picking up poop more than he wanted to make his wife happy (good thing they didn't have kids). So then I thought that part must've been referring to the charms on the bracelet. But what sort of asshat tries to take back his wife's charms from her bracelet in a divorce?

Sorry, but I didn't get it.

Plot: 3/5
Characters: 2/5
Pace: 3/5
Writing & Editing: 2/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 2/5

Overall Rating: 2.43 out of 5 ladybugs

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