Serendipity

A Story

by Sue Mell

This was a wonderful story. You capture the essence of a time and a place along with the unexpected repercussions of the choices we make. Lovely prose--a pleasure to read from the first sentence to the last. I also enjoyed your lovely piece on Florence, Italy. I'm working on a novel set there in 1969 and felt an immediate connection. I look forward to more of your work.

Extremely well written and engaging. Evan was such an attractive character that I was saddened when that relationship ended. Keep writing!

This story really speaks to me. I love it and can't wait to see more of your work! Thank you!

I love it!

I keep reading it over and over, appreciating the way it ties together, so human. It's the most perfect story I've read in a long time.

Superb writing. I felt the full weight of the moral tension between wishes and acts versus gratifications and doubt. I felt compelled to consider whether it's better to live in a wished-for union because sometimes it is far more rich than the real thing. I was left wondering in what portion of the psyche does the real thing reside? Then I flipped it all over only to ask what is it specifically about attachment that offer security in the first place. I'm glad you didn't attempt to resolve it for the reader.

Any story that can make me feel so uncomfortably sad and regretful has got to be great. "Serendipity" is so well written that I really felt the characters. Great work!


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