General Library: Crossroads by Dejana Talis

Rating:G Created:2005-11-06
Genre:Romance Updated:2005-11-06
Style:General Status:Complete
Setting:Alternate Reality

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The town of Sunset was the black hole of life, a desert sea of boredom that devoured dreams and never let its inhabitants go. Trapped in a town without hope, a young man keeps encountering setbacks that seem to make escape impossible. On the verge of giving up, he picks up a very special hitchhiker determined to turn it all around.

Author's Comments:

This is an idea that's been floating around in my head since a writing challenge that was issued back in 2003 on ASMR. The challenge was to write a story involving a pickup truck, lipstick, and a silver earring. Lately I've been feeling like my writing spark is going out, and going back to the idea I had for this challenge is my attempt at recovery.

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Review by Starsea 2006-07-08

This is a simple but interesting story. It's nice to see the author branching out into AU, using her considerable talent to make the characters recognisable, even if the setting and the situation are not.

As usual, Dejana adds layer upon layer of detail to bring the characters and their world to life. Darien's untidy apartment, his GTHOOH fund (read the story for the definition), his pick up truck, it all adds up to paint a picture of a bored and frustrated man who has neverthele... (more)
Review by ruminant 2006-01-15

As someone who has lived in a small, isolated town I can really understand where Darien is coming from. He feels trapped. He is ready to leave but needs an extra nudge to get him going.

The imagery in this story is great. The town is dusty and decayed just like the hopes of its inhabitants. Nice job.

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