Reviewer: sam (Signed)
13/03/09 06:06 AM · On:
This is a very encouragable chick-flick moment of truth.
The imagery that flash past through their memomery. Is close to haunting.
Author's Response: Double-wow! This little ficlet didn't get much attention, but it always kinda meant something to me...so it makes me happy to see someone toss it some love. Thank you :).
Reviewer: mustang (Signed)
14/07/08 02:22 AM · On:
aww..thats so sweet. I love you stories..Thanks so much for writing.
Thanks, mustang. So sorry I took so long to reply, its been a very hectic time in my life this summer--isn't it for all of us, I know.
I really hope you get to read this and thank so, so much for the kind words, I really enjoyed the review.
Reviewer: birdie (Signed)
31/10/07 12:02 PM · On:
Dear Novembers Guest
This made me remember loosing my Dad when I was 21, and then my Mum when I was thirty. If it hadn't been for my big brother I don't know how I would have gone on. Big brothers like Dean, are a great thing to have in your life. Thanks for reminding me.
Well, ya know, that doesn't really surprise me. I've had some people tell me that this Dean was a little emo for them, but I wrote this right after a year from hell in which I had lost both my grandma's (one of them I was especially close to), a co-worker, a co-worker's son who was like family and just two months before I wrote it my nephew was killed in a motorcycle accident (my siblings are quite a bit older than I, as in at least a decade or more--so they have grown children already). I was pretty depressed when I wrote it, things were bleak. But, thankfully, things have been better since then.
I'm glad you found some good out of it anyway and thanks so much for leaving your thoughts.
Reviewer: Tree66 (Signed)
25/02/07 05:37 PM · On:
At first - I must admit that this was almost too sensitive Dean for me- but I got to agree- that the more I read it- the more I could see it- even if Dean wouldnt or couldnt show those emotions- I agree that they would be tearing him (silently) up inside.
Very cool and beautifully written! Not that I expected anything else from you!
Thanks, Tree! Yeah, Dean was probably too sensitive in this one, but he was emoting for me...just couldn't help himself. I know you're supposed to keep your author's voice out of things like this, but I couldn't seem to help myself with this one.
I'm glad you liked it anyway :).
Reviewer: sojourner84 (Signed)
20/02/07 09:43 AM · On:
I remember when you had disclaimers on this for "possible AU", and then it came true...How do you do what you do, Nicole? Even 'un-beta'd' this piece is beautiful.
But just when the world seems to become less overbearing, less harsh, less painful to his raw, taut nerves, a memory will slip unbidden to his mind and he will see the beloved face of his father smiling back at him, saying his name with fatherly warmth. I’m proud of you, Son.
Well, I guess I kinda drew from some personal experience there. I didn't take losing my maternal grandma so well a couple of years ago and what I remember most was the last Sunday she ate dinner with us at my mom's, she grabbed me and patted my cheeks and said I'd always be number one to her. Long story, but I needed to hear those words spoken to me. I'm so thankful she told me that before she died the very next Sunday.
They say, draw from experience when you can and make the rest up, right?
Thanks for the review, I needed to hear those words, too (as always). :)
Reviewer: gaelicspirit (Signed)
19/02/07 07:13 PM · On:
Oh, Nicole. You really know how to jerk the tears. Even when I'm not prepared to let them go, you pull them from me.
Thanks for posting this here. So sweet. And very in-line with your Sam and Dean.
Thanks, Amanda. Your reviews always manage to pull smiles from me...even when I'm not prepared to give them, lol.
Would it be weird to say that you are as talented at reviewing as you are at writing? You always seem to know the right thing to say and just when to say it :)