"Beneath the Weeping Willow," by Lee Thompson

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"Beneath the Weeping Willow," by Lee Thompson

Post by Kenwood on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:54 pm

Anyone wishing to add some thoughts about this particular story and/or author, feel free to do so here. Praise and criticism is encouraged equally, but please keep the latter on the constructive side.

BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

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Re: "Beneath the Weeping Willow," by Lee Thompson

Post by Paul Walters on Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:12 am

After a lot of consideration, I think this was probably my favorite of the issue. So haunting and sad, and just wonderfully told. The second-person POV wasn't distracting at all. In fact, it really made the story what it was.

Nice job, I'd love to read more of Lee's stuff.

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Post by kurtnewton on Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:18 pm

I have to agree with Paul here. The writing, the writing, the writing. Once you start reading this story, you won't be able to stop. Well done, Lee!

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Post by LeeThompson on Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:04 pm

Thanks a bunch for the read and comments, fellas! Glad you enjoyed it, too!

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Post by scottmitchell74 on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:21 pm

Thoughtful and sad story. The second-person stuff is hard to read, but I took it because of the context. It made sense, even though it complicates things in my mind. Good ending. Interesting take on what it is to be austistic.

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Post by steven pirie on Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:33 pm

I wanted to read it, if nothing else because I've seen Lee's writing elsewhere and I'm a fan, but I can't read 2nd person. I can't. It drives me bananas...

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Post by dgrintalis on Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:55 pm

I am so behind on my reading, but I finally read Lee's story and it is amazing. Just beautiful and heartbreaking.

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Re: "Beneath the Weeping Willow," by Lee Thompson

Post by Kenwood on Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:45 pm

Yes, indeed. The ending is fantastic.

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Re: "Beneath the Weeping Willow," by Lee Thompson

Post by LeeThompson on Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:23 pm

Thanks Scott, Steve (I understand. Lol), Damien and Ken! I'm proud of that little bugger. Got to exorcise some demons.

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Re: "Beneath the Weeping Willow," by Lee Thompson

Post by marzioli on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:41 pm

With all due respect deserved by the numerous other talents that got published in ST, this is my favorite story ST has published. (A close second is the Meat Forest). And let me tell you, since I started writing shorts eight months ago, I've read several hundred. Hats off to you, Mr. Thompson. I, too, am no fan of 2nd person, but that story transcends any pet peeves I may have about such narrative choice.


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Re: "Beneath the Weeping Willow," by Lee Thompson

Post by Kenwood on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:22 pm

marzioli wrote:With all due respect deserved by the numerous other talents that got published in ST, this is my favorite story ST has published. (A close second is the Meat Forest). And let me tell you, since I started writing shorts eight months ago, I've read several hundred. Hats off to you, Mr. Thompson. I, too, am no fan of 2nd person, but that story transcends any pet peeves I may have about such narrative choice.
I agree. Mostly, anyway. It's impossible for me to pick an overall favorite out of everything we've done, of course, but this is without a doubt one of my favorites. It's a brilliant piece of work. And I've said it before (probably said it in this thread), but the ending is just perfection. Terribly sad, but beautiful in its depiction of fragile innocence, you know.

I love Lee's work, but in my opinion this is the best short story he's written so far. Of what I've read, of course.

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Re: "Beneath the Weeping Willow," by Lee Thompson

Post by starktheground on Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:39 am

It's a great story. It's so poetic and poignant, my two favorite (albeit rare) things to find in horror fiction. If I ever write a story half as good, I'll be happy. Very Happy

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Re: "Beneath the Weeping Willow," by Lee Thompson

Post by LeeThompson on Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:43 am

Thanks everybody!

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