Comments on 'Common Ground'

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Ingrid G.
New! Entered: 2016-07-23
I was crying a little as I read this, to tell you the truth. Something about how Foxtail would be in a deep sleep, but she wants her three best friends with her (when she'll be at her most vulnerable, after all) almost made me lose it. We've all been there, I think, when you just want a break from the trauma.
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2011-09-21
This is a great reaction piece, much needed, to see how Whispersilk's death affects those who are left. It's great that Willow is able to offer multiple kinds of help -- that she's matured enough as a healer to be confident to offer, and that Foxtail trusts her enough to accept. For all that it seems as if these two have pulled apart in recent years (both dealing with heavy matters that the other is not directly involved in), it's good to see them pull together here.
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2011-07-01
It's interesting to see how both these characters have grown through their story lines. Foxtail's misery here is heart-breaking and Willow's hesitant offer of help being welcomed was touching.
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2011-01-13
This is beautiful, touching, and just plain powerful. Thank you for showing how what happens to one, touches all.... even many many years later.
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2011-01-13
This was very sad you two. You work well together as a team. I love how this spotlights the friendship these two share. All the emotions. What stood out to me was the moment of fear for Willow. I think I was more often in her place then Foxtails when facing grief. Wanting to help but seeing and fearing own wounds to get torn open.
All in all the emotions here were great and like said. I think it's a wonderful piece to show how deeply bound this group of friends is.
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2011-01-05
Ow, this was painful but very touching - I loved how Willow saw a way to use her own experiences to help her friend, and it was great to see the two together. Poor Foxtail's grief is so palpable and real! And though it broke my heart, I love how she begged Willow to stay with her, together with her other best friends. Great that Willow found a way to help her, apart from comforting her by sharing her grief.
Hannah Bochart
New! Entered: 2011-01-04
Ouch. This is a very well written story, but more than that, it is an intelligent look at the very real subject of grief. Man, how well you captured that ragged, half-dead sensation that so often accompanies a sudden loss. Though it damn near broke my heart, I loved the poor Foxtail's "I don't WANT this." how real that feeling is, that anger rallying against the unchangeable. Phew!

And most of all, thanks for adding that layer of Foxtail's pride for saving her brother underneath the terrible grief. You both seem to know that tragedy is anything but simple, and all kinds of emotions rear up when our worlds are turned on end. BRAVO (and I mean it)!
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