Name: Appassionata (Signed) · Date: January 02, 2014 10:32 pm · For: Please Tell Me it's Not True
Such a poignant story told with so much emotion. Brilliant use of the prompt.
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Faye! I genuinely appreciate your support. And thank you for your marvelous prompt that inspired it!
Name: wheelie47 (Signed) · Date: January 02, 2014 08:47 am · For: Please Tell Me it's Not True
Such an excellent use of the prompt, Jim.
So moving! And the way you can't tell which of the two is the cancer sufferer is so telling of their connection and how in love they are.
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Anne! I thought leaving the identities open to interpretation was the way to go on this one. I'm always so profoundly grateful for your kind and supportive words!
Name: scj0710 (Signed) · Date: January 01, 2014 07:39 pm · For: Please Tell Me it's Not True
I can always count on you for tears, Jim! So heartbreaking, and yet hopeful at the same time. The strength of Luke and Noah's love which shines through your words is magnificent...and those dreams, plans and hopes will get them through this and there will be tens of thousands of tomorrows.
Author's Response: Many thanks, Stacey! I do seem to like my tearjerkers, don't I? :) And I'm so very glad that the hope was so apparent for you in the midst of the fear and anguish. I think we can safely assume that, after much strength and perseverance, the tomorrows will come! I so appreciate your kind and generous words!
Name: MissOptimistic (Signed) · Date: January 01, 2014 10:42 am · For: Please Tell Me it's Not True
Those lines in the end.. I feel like I'm about to start crying here. Will there be a sequel?
Author's Response: Thank you so much! I hadn't originally planned on doing a sequel, but if I'm able to come up with a way to continue, I might consider it! A huge congratulations to you on your win for Fic of the Month! :)
Name: Valenti1965 (Signed) · Date: January 01, 2014 08:11 am · For: Please Tell Me it's Not True
So damn moving Jim! I love that we don't know which one is which either. Cancer - such an awful disease :-( xxx
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Louise! I wasn't sure if people would find not being able to tell for sure which is which a neat touch or frustrating, but I'm glad you liked it that way. And, yes, cancer is the worst! Thanks so much for your constant support!
Name: European Orchid (Signed) · Date: January 01, 2014 05:10 am · For: Please Tell Me it's Not True
Oh Jim, SO beautiful.
I love how you let the reader decide who's 'speaking' here (even though you undoubtedly know yourself).
To me, this fic harkes back to "The Prayer", another one of your gorgeous stories. This is a plea of a different kind, though. It is a lot less peaceful, a lot less resigned, and a lot more desperate.
But equally moving.
Author's Response: To be honest, Mariken, I'm not sure if I even know for sure which one is the "speaker." The raw emotions of fear at the possibility of loss and the reality of the love shared between them seemed more important than the individual personalities themselves, and that's exactly why I decided to let the readers interpret it as they would or conclude that it could just as easily be either of them. I hadn't thought about the connection with "The Prayer," but you are completely right-it does make a nice thematic companion piece to it. Thank you so much for your always thoughtful comments and faithful support!
Name: SarahSezLove (Signed) · Date: January 01, 2014 02:26 am · For: Please Tell Me it's Not True
Seriously beautiful, Jim.
I think this will be one of those...moments...I come back to again and again.
Author's Response: Thank you so much, Sarah! I'm eternally grateful for the "moments" to come back to again and again and it means so much that this is one that speaks to you. Your support is priceless.