|Reviews for W&G 2: Green Tussore, With Roses|
| Guest chapter 1 . 10/17/2016
"Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here"...
Dante's "Inferno", inscription at the entrance to Hell - was brought to mind with this read.
For a dance hall girl's life, indeed seems to be one without hope. And she doesn't even have to wait to die, to experience Hell. To endure that hellish existence is best phrased: "And now Madia was a maid to girls all young enough to be her daughters; too old to turn tricks herself, and too young to die". " They shoot horses, don't they?"
The reality of Polly's past family life ( with a mother like that, you might be better off an orphan), and the pretend life she has manufactured to keep her going, is
painful. It is a cruel fate to feel you have no other options.
The one light hearted insight, is the story within the story, of the dime novelist. Yet, even here, the story is pathetically corrupted. Polly's character in the dime novel is falsely represented. The actions of the gunfighter, Johnny Madrid, is also misinterpreted.
Polly doesn't even try to set the record straight. It is what it is.
At the end, when Polly's reflects on her past and that she
"Almost envied Melina", already tells you a lot about
October 17, 2016.
| Cadillac Red chapter 1 . 7/30/2009
Another lovely story! You create such vibrant pictures with words, I always feel like I am in the middle of the action. Thanks for sharing - Great job!