|Reviews for My Dad, or An Essay with Consequences|
| phantoms voice 12/11/12 . chapter 3
oh, I really love this story...
PLEASE update soon !
| Yva J 10/7/12 . chapter 3
Holy cow, get a bunch of old bats together, and the result is a rumor mill like nobody's business.
It's very much like small towns, though. You've depicted it so perfectly.
What a great story this is turning into. Please write more, I'm putting it on alert and will be waiting with baited breath for more.
| Yva J 10/7/12 . chapter 2
I like your continuation of the story and am really glad that you decided to continue the story. I am enjoying how this one is unfolding. I do feel for Candy at the end of the chapter.
| Yva J 10/7/12 . chapter 1
Awww, this is just the sweetest story I have read in a long time. I can clearly understand what motivated Candy to write the story about Captain Gregg, and it's a wonderful way for the two of them to meet.
The realism of Candy's essay was something that I thought was very well done. To be so young and not remember her dad must have been hard when a teacher wanted an essay of this kind. Of course, it does leave me to wonder why it is that the teacher demanded such an assignment if she already knew that Candy's father was dead. Saying that Candy should have counseling is also rather pesumptuous. Of course, I know that teachers from 25 years ago were, in fact, that way at times. They made plenty of presumptions about me when I was that age, too.
So, all in all, a really good first chapter. Looking forward to reading the next chapter.
| Guest 8/20/12 . chapter 3
Boy, Candy really did stir things up, didn't she?
Great chapter, and I am anxious for more, but I am a bit confused about one thing. I am pretty sure homeschooling was not common in the late sixties,(at least in the US) unless you were so sick you couldn't come to school, like you had lukemia, or something. Other that this one point, great chapter!
| VioletStella 8/14/12 . chapter 2
I'm practically speechless from your citation of "Anniversary" in the notes. I'm touched and honored that the story inspired a continuation of this one. Thank you for dealing with the consequences of Candy's actions, you've delved into situations that require character development and you've ably explored those characters. Great work.
| Upeasterner 8/13/12 . chapter 3
Another lovely chapter with excellent dialogue! I also like the fact that you've created a Carolyn who's still pining for her husband while countenancing a new relationship with a ghost. It's a nice change, the nuance!
| Tabitha12 8/11/12 . chapter 2
Oh dear - trust Penelope Hassenfinkle to get up in Candy's face about such a sensitive issue! (Ok, but I did love what Candy did to her) Kind of reminds me of a couple of times I had to do the same kind of thing... once a teacher sided with me, the other time we ended up in the Girl's Dean's Office.
Can't wait for the next chapter!
| AnonymousLily 8/8/12 . chapter 2
What a cliff hanger! I enjoyed Candy's take on how the captain was useful in keeping her mother unmarried- smart girl! I'm in shock about the view teachers had of parents- I can picture it more easily for now then in the past, lol!
| Upeasterner 8/2/12 . chapter 1
Very touching, poignant piece that captures beautifully what I think we all presume to be Candy's dilemma: Responsibility for her mom in the wake of a father's death. Your writing was so good you even make it believable that Candy doesn't feel hurt or left out. And . . . somehow gets him to admit he loves her mother while validating her feelings about her father. Chapter 2, please?!
| gaylesam 8/1/12 . chapter 1
Welcome to GaMM story telling - you've written such a wonderful piece here, and I truly loved how you captured both the dialog and 'spirit' of everyone at Gull Cottage. Can't wait to read your next piece!
| GratefullyDead 7/31/12 . chapter 1
What a great story! Very clever idea and you've executed it beautifully. Do write more stories for us.
| Melchy 7/31/12 . chapter 1
Grrr. Fanfiction is giving me fits. So I can't sign in, sorry about that. But I had to tell you, I loved your story. You captured Candy and her problem so well, and how she so stoically decided to fix it. She certainly takes DG and makes him sound like a cool dad. And I'm so glad they finally got to meet. I do hope you write more.
| LectorGirl32 7/30/12 . chapter 1
Good Story! I like when there are stories about the captain and Candy. :)
I hope you write more stories. Good Job.
| AnonymousLily 7/29/12 . chapter 1
Lovely story! The set up- Candy having to write about her father and not having enough to write worked perfectly. I enjoyed her essay- and her meeting the captain finally. I enjoyed seeing this through her eyes!