|Reviews for A Mile for the Journey|
| s.rockhill chapter 6 . 4/30/2012
You've done an amazing job of capturing nuance, personalities, possibilities with characters you didn't create. I know some authors, like George Martin and Anne McCaffrey (rest in peace) don't care for fan fiction. Others, like Rowlings and S. Meyer embrace it. I understand both points of view. Especially, when 'changing' a character from straight to gay/lesbian. After all, they 'created' that person in their mind, in one way. But, as I said, you've done a marvelous job of capturing the essence of these individuals. Critique? there are things to edit or shift; but bottom line, amazing. Joy to read.
| Quemak chapter 6 . 4/19/2012
Great story. You stayed true to the characters. Thanks for writing and sharing.
| Maromi-san chapter 6 . 4/12/2012
This is bloody good stuff. I got to the end and felt bereft. Keep up the good work, and angst is always wonderful. I look forward to reading more of your stuff.
| jazwriter chapter 6 . 3/28/2012
You did a wonderful job of illuminating both women's struggles as they muddled through their romance-including the sex and the emotions attached...Alicia's realization of her feelings, and her pure courage with laying her heart bare to Kalinda, both were filled with that angst, fear, and elation often associated with falling in love. Seeing how they both suffered while apart, and as you had said at one point, how like a moth to a flame they gravitated together, I could well experience their emotions as if I were falling in love, too.
Thanks for the lovely story.
| Transylvanian chapter 6 . 2/19/2012
| Lynxgoddess chapter 6 . 11/18/2011
I really like this story. I've just recently started watching Good Wife, and I'm really struck by the relationship between Kalinda and Alicia. They are kind of perfect for each other. It's a shame that there aren't more stories with them. I'm also glad Alicia got rid of Peter because... she should have driven a knife into his heart, lol. Anyway, great job. Have you ever considered writing a few one-shots to go after this? Like them coming out to the firm or to Alicia or Kalinda's families? I think there would be some interesting reactions.
| Apisontlc chapter 4 . 11/5/2011
There are so many things to love that I would need to write an essay, but when my heart literally ACHES while reading, then I know I am way invested in these characters. I love the pace and the realism of this story. I believe it. I'm exhausted and can't put it down...
| JustJun chapter 6 . 9/29/2011
I just want to say that this has been a wonderful story to read.
The way in which you've captured the characters of alicia and kalinda, and developed them even further than what we've seen in the show-the way that your plot was so wonderfully simple of a relationship starting up- the way your writing style is so elegant and beautiful has all simply been spectacular.
this work has not deserved even half the praise it deserves, but i believe its because its a small fandom, that will hopefully grow with more works like this emerging.
My thanks to you for providing such a well written story that had me captured from the beginning.
| 825 chapter 6 . 8/21/2011
Given the way you intimated Kalinda's secrets and the "past marriage" it would not be a stretch to cannon of the Peter incident as how she got out of the marriage. I could see the Peter of that timeline being a opportunist.
It would be interesting to see how your characters handled the bubbling to the surface of that tidbit. Even though the separation in cannon is due Kalinda.
Great story by the way. I like Alicia's fluidity and maturity. Kalinda is a keeper and freaking gorgeous. Thanks.
| AstronautZombieBerndi chapter 6 . 8/7/2011
*sighs happily* Brilliant, really. I would adore a follow up one-shot or something, about how Kalinda interacts with Alicia's kids or something, but what you've written is awesome even without :D
| Tdor chapter 6 . 7/3/2011
Wow. Hats off. Fantastic story; true to all characters and the writing was a joy to read.
| Eyghon chapter 6 . 7/1/2011
This story was amazing, I greatly enjoyed the upds and downs, and I felt like the characters were very realistic. great job.
| Mello-83 chapter 6 . 6/21/2011
HI, SSJL I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed this story. Your writing as a whole is wonderful. I look forward to reading all the rest of your KALICIA fix. Your stories have actually helped me become a fan of the show.
| love-eleven chapter 1 . 5/25/2011
Alicia's face burned at the place Kalinda's lips had touched, as if they had been heated to scalding. She had the sudden, crazy thought that they probably were; that everything that lay beneath Kalinda's cool surface was inferno-hot, and maybe this was why Kalinda contained it so well – otherwise, she'd turn everyone around her to ash.
I love this passage, such a beautiful description!
| Dee chapter 6 . 5/24/2011
Great story. The right amount of angst. Also made me laugh at times! Believable main characters and character development.