What a tale of forgiveness. Thank you for sharing.
Nice work Author - reality with emotion & well delivered - nice touch!
Thanks for writing.
A really good story!! Little coincidences like this do happen.
I guess she couldn't forgive him enough to become involved with him, though!
Nice story. Some lose ends but only enough to make it more interesting. Keep writing good stuff like this.
Damn, this is a good story.
To err is human; to forgive divine.
Very real and to the point. Keep writing this way and you'll have an advid reader for life.
Sometimes in life, we meet Angels. Sometimes, God uses us AS Angels. This was such a story. And I believe that THIS time, the author was used by our Heavenly Father in such a way.
Dan survived by the good offices of an Angel. Amore Poetic thing I cannot, dare not imagine!
Thank you for a story so well done.
To be able to forgive someone for such a life-changing event is definitely Divine....No mere human has that capability. I know Angels walk among us, we just have to recognize who they are. This was such an encounter.
A great story.Please write a second chapter if you can.I m really interested to known if dan & katie meet again.I hope you write another chapter.
You have to be a great writer when you can go from erotic sexy stories to wonderful heartbreaking stories like this. Congratulations!
60 year old George
Thank you; great charactors.
I've been there, (but my rehab was 'only' one kneecap)
Got me and I loved it.
The ending caught me by suprise, as you intended. Very well written.
The twist at the end, of course, made the story. Rich
That was amazingly touching, it nearly made me cry... Although I have to admit the plot wasn't really surprising, one could easily guess that she was probably related to the victims, but you've turned it into such a beautiful and emotionally intelligent story!
"She said she needed to know if you were worth saving." That line was pure magic, you showed us the very depths of the human soul and that sometimes we are able to go further than we think we can and forgive someone our mind would tell us to hate... I really enjoyed it and especially the fact that you didn't use a "happily ever after" ending, this was a pick of real life!
Sweet, to the point, economically delivered. I liked this story a lot. Thanks!
I think i"v read it before a long time ago. Great writing.
Your stories always grab my attention and hold it to the very end. Sadly, after finishing your stories, I usually feel depressed.
You're a fine writer and, hopefully you will continue to write but I will no longer read your stories. Don't take this as a criticism; your stories truly are interesting--I just don't need the depression.
it's like those chain mails that i get in my email inbox! aghh!
so much like that rubbish site "love fate destiny dot com"; i don't know who writes that junk, maybe some stupid kids, for heaven's sake!
this is so beneath you, magma-man!
Great story. For a while I didn't know where the story was going but the ending put the icing on the cake. Keep up the good work.
I accept some of the commenters thinking that she was an angel in disguise. I also know that people fall for their saviors or caretakers,especially when they have someone devote themselves to helping them survive adversity. I have known a few fellow veterans that have fallen for their nurses when recuperating from serious wounds.
But...I also got another thought on this tale. Katie knew well that the anti-hero fell for her over this period. She had herself assigned to him even though he had killed the ones she loved. Yes, she brought him back out of his depression and made him a man again as was her job. She rehabilitated a man that was drawn to her both sexually and romantically. And as written, he went through all that agony and restored himself as a man because of his love for her.
My thought is just this:
Was it so she could show him what it feels like to lose somebody you depended on and loved? To be left helplessly and completely alone? Could that have been her revenge for her pain? Was that why she did not fall in love with him?
I guess only the "Shadow" knows. Or the writer.... Was that maybe why he ended it where he did? Thanks for the story.
I want to apologize for my stupidity. I reread the title of the story. I guess there was no duplicity on Katie's part. She was truly an Angel as written.
I didn't understand the title until the last. What a surprise ending to a very nice short story.
A STORY MOST CAN RELATE TO, MAYBE NOT IN THE INCIDENT/ACCIDENT BUT, NOT BEING INTENTIONAL,JUST AN ACCIDENT AND CLOSURE FOR ALL AND TO PUT AN END TO SUFFERING FOR THE FAMILIES WHICH WERE NOT IN THE STORY. GOOD JOB MM. TK U MLJ LV NV
First off I love this story because it speaks to the transcendent nature of man. But I hate this story because any a-hole who drives this recklessly is not going to turn over a new leaf completely as this narrator seems to have done .
But I love any story that's sly enough to have a righteous bitch slap of closing plot twist; and after completing this one my head was spinning like Regan from ' The Exorcist'. Well played MM. But in closing analysis I HATE that this story isn't longer because I loved it.
Probably the best I've read yet.
Powerful, beautiful, story. Thank you.
Ron you weren't the only one who assumed the worst while reading the story. I must admit I also was assuming the author was plotting out some sort of twisted vengeance story.
Instead, we are gifted with a forgiveness story that touches my heart. As, honestly, I do not know if I would be capable of forgiving some asshole for carelessly killing anyone I cared for. This was not an accident, that would imply the asshole had no control over the bad decisions that resulted in the women's death.
Thanks for a good read.
I hit four and meant five.....I think this shuld have a sequel
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