|Reviews for And Strict The Path Of Duty|
| BettiAnn chapter 1 . 10/17/2016
This morning in English we read Susan Glaspell's "Trifles." Reminded me of this, so I came back to read it again. Thanks, Fortitudine!
| Lanie chapter 1 . 4/28/2016
Excellent short story. I'm really liking Slim better all the time. Thanks for your time and effort to give us this...you are appreciated
| Laramie Station chapter 1 . 1/30/2016
Excellent story. Thanks for writing it.
| Anne chapter 1 . 11/9/2013
Very haunting. I loved it. The play between Slim and Jess is just the right note.
| kayaklady chapter 1 . 1/29/2013
I absolutely love the ending of this as Jess puts 2 and 2 together. I equally liked the small touches of the austere environment in which Mrs Pruitt lived as well as what she chose to wrap her beloved cat in. I read it as her daughter's christening dress.
| NokuMarieDeux chapter 1 . 8/10/2012
Good on Miz Lyddy!
Hell hath no fury like an old lady whose beloved kitty has met an untimely end. I should know. I lost mine last year to a marauding allowed-to-roam-at-large pit bull which no longer roams.
(A shotgun isn't the only option... but it's still an option.)
| Effie patrician Anderson Tait chapter 1 . 3/16/2012
have just found yhis sory...one word only arrowing...felt gutted just hope shemanaged to spend all his money thank yiou effie xxxx
| Badgergater chapter 1 . 8/24/2011
You are so totally unafraid to take us to those raw places inside people. I think I've described your fics before as unflinching, and this one is like that... wonderful insight into the humanity of the characters. The west was a tough and desperate place for so many women.
| Nana56 chapter 1 . 8/8/2011
Aw. That poor lady! The old west was hardest on the women. I'd have killed him, too.
I really appreciate Slim taking care of her the way he did and Jess going along with it. Such good men!
Really good fic. :)
| Cruelest Sea chapter 1 . 8/4/2011
Wow. What a haunting and deeply tragic story. Words really fail me on this one but I got all choked up at the end. Excellent as always, your insight into the characters always impresses me.
PS: Btw, if you see that Kathy "Carny Song" is following your blog and wonder who on earth that is, it's me. :P I finally broke down and got a blog for my more personal thoughts that I didn't feel comfortable sharing on LJ.:)
| formertrekker chapter 1 . 8/4/2011
Oh, much more to say. You have the ablity to put so much in so little that it just takes my breathe away. I can so see a man like Slim doing this for so many differnt reasons.
| tafizgurl chapter 1 . 8/3/2011
"For all sad words of tongue or pen..." Poor Slim.
Another wonderful story. Thank you.
| sb4ever chapter 1 . 8/3/2011
So thoughtful and thought-provoking. It really resonated with me, especially Slim's last line lamenting the fact that he should've visited his neighbor at least once. Maybe the whole incident wouldn't have happened. Just a reminder to extend that hand, say those words, do that deed that would show another you care. Great story!