Against All Odds by Estelle Westley

Lilly looked down at Jake’s still handsome face. He lay on his back, knees pulled up, eyes closed, and just a hint of a smile touching the corners his mouth. They had opened a bottle of Chardonnay to enjoy with their cheese and crackers and now Lilly was sitting with her back against the trunk...

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3 months ago

Hi Estelle, great story! I felt Lilly’s frustration with her mom throughout the whole thing and to contrast her feelings with her daughters’ experience was a great way to heighten them even more. I wish the mom got to explain her feelings at the end though – it was such a great buildup and then Lilly just seems to forgive her so quickly, without any explanation. Anyway, I still really enjoyed it! Keep writing!