Reviewer: Adonnen Estenniel (Signed)
03/30/11 - 03:34 pm
This was lovely. The emotion you intertwined through the exposition worked very well, and on the whole I thought you did a magnificent job of conveying the characters' mood.
Thank you! The prompt was inspired, in part, by A Midwife's Tale, a book I just read that took the diary of a New England midwife and turned it into a social history. Before she started the diary, the midwife in question had had to deal with a diphtheria epidemic in which she lost some of her children, while she was very heavily pregnant. The emotions, even as she tersely remembered the incident years later, stuck with me.