Review of "A Long, Lonely Time" by J.R. Tomlin, a single story in the collection "Twists and Turns"
A collection of nine short stories resulting from the "Red Adept Reviews Twists Contest."
“A Long, Lonely Time” by J.R. Tomlin: A woman finds a very special door in her attic.
This was a sweet story about an elderly woman who is given the chance to make a change to her past. Faced with the inevitable death of her husband, this change will make her present not quite so lonely.
Tomlin's story is best described as heart-warming rather than thrilling. The emotions portrayed are genuine. There is no over-the-top attempt to wrench out tears. By the end you have a bittersweet smile on your lips.
After several action packed stories, "A Long, Lonely Time" is a lovely wind down at the end of this collection.
Reviewed by Alain Gomez
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