Wednesday, November 12, 2014


by Pamela Hart from the November 3, 2014 issue

Rosie had a feeling a little black cat would bring her luck. And she was right!

In a Nutshell
Rosie adopts a black cat. Two little trick-or-treaters, dressed as black cats, come to the door with their handsome (divorced) dad. They all just moved into the neighborhood.

I was not wowed by this story. There was nothing wrong with it. It just didn't stand out in any way. We've seen these characters before--the single woman, the divorced dad, the happy kids. We've seen this plot before--two people meet because of some activity the kids are doing. There was no outstanding banter or emotion or a creative twist. I read it and shrugged. Maybe you had some other reaction.

Photo credit: By Chris Yarzab (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


Tamara said...

My reaction is "What, another 'I-just-moved-here' story?" Maybe we should all write about that theme; it seems successful.

Sandy Smith said...

I agree that it seems like the same old theme. I would think Woman's World would get tired of seeing the same themes.

Pat said...

I thought it was a cute Halloween read.

Chris said...

Yes, the just moved in theme has been done to death but this writer handed it well, so I wasn't too fussed by the repetition. I just enjoyed the story for what it was.