Date: 09/13/2011 5:47 PM Title: Part six: For a Woman, It Ain't Easy Trying to Raise a Man
Now that I have regained my breath from all that vigorous applause... awesome work. As you may have gathered, I enjoyed this story immensely. I think this is the first fanfic I have read that draws the Winona character as a mom struggling with grief and the realistic pressures of trying to raise & fund 2 young kids on her own. Well done on creating a relationship between mother and son that labours under that immutable fact of life - even with the best of intentions and the most optimistic outlook, parents f**k up. And things can still work out wonderful, anyway!
Date: 08/31/2011 7:22 AM Title: Part one: Happy Birthday
I agree with zinelady, it's good to see a take on Winonna where she's simply a single mother who did the best that she could but made some bad choices.
Sam's death was heartbreaking though, I know how it is to lose a parent. I cannot fathom the idea of losing a child. That must have been enough to drive Winnona back to 4 sessions a week.
Obviously David has Jim and Carol's IQ, if he's able to at age 9 convince Starfleet to pull it head outta it's backside and let kids be with their parents in space.
Well written, and emotionally moving.
All in all Well Done