I know absolutely nothing about British nineteenth century class distinctions yet it felt real to me even in its remoteness. You were absolutely right when you said “You think you know this story, but you don’t…”
I have to say, as an admirer of BBWs, your comparison of Margaret’s sex with Rose’s father shook me up … it still lingers with me … and yet you totally nailed your intention in that scene. I suspect it will be a long time before I forget that one. Not to mention the ending…
But the novelette of “manners” the whole E.M. Forrester feel to the meeting at the graveyard at the beginning … there is so much to the story that fascinates me. Yet above all, your story felt real. Thank you for the incredible read.
–Diane Charles Linford-author