- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 206 KB
- Print Length: 40 pages
- Publisher: Matthew Drzymala (11 April 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JMSPGXW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #686,761 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Brainstorm Kindle Edition
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
That next morning when he arrives home to a confrontation from his teenage daughter, that he seems more content with what his future had in store.
Reviewed by KM Lowe.
For me, it wasn't a great story, I expected more action a lot sooner than it was. It didn't start badly, it did make me want to carry on reading, which is a good start. After that, when I expected to have some action or something, it didn't happen. It read to me, more like it was a character analysis than a story. You learn bits and pieces about Michael as the story progresses, but just as the story starts, it's over.
I think it could have had great potential as a story and a lot more could have been done for it. I rated it 2 stars because I feel like the story didn't start until it was too late and the character analysis took centre stage rather than the plot.
The story is about a personal struggle as Michael, a clinical psychologist, fails to come to terms with his own losses - some of which he must let go and some of which might yet be saved. He has the tools to deal with these losses locked in his mind and can access them easily where patients are concerned, but turning them on himself is a very different matter. There's also Michael's daughter, suffering the same losses as her Father, whilst watching him slip further away. This works exceedingly well as character studies.
I would have liked to have seen Michael's feelings explored further with the first patient we are introduced to, as his dark thoughts would have clashed with Michael's remorse.
Overall, a gem of a story with solid characters that you find yourself caring about. The story could have easily been padded out, but it would have been just padding. There is a clever twist in the tale too, played right to the end.
I look forward to checking out more of Matthew's work.
This short story packs a lot of emotion into a few pages. Besides Erikkson and his daughter Casey, there are a couple minor characters, but as revealed by the interactions between Erikkson and Casey and at his office with his secretary, we know that this man has lost himself. He swings between anger, loneliness, depression, and numbness.
But helping people is what he does. It is who he is. When he is called out to talk down a potential “jumper,” in the middle of a stormy night, he is confident, invested, focused, and present for the woman on the bridge. Erikkson is in his element; he is not lost.
He goes home to Casey and tells her where he has been. This leads to an unforeseen ending. I am sure that I gasped out loud, and tears welled up in my eyes. Simply put, I was blown away.
I highly recommend this short story to anyone who enjoys reading about the workings of human nature and doesn’t mind experiencing emotion along the way.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews