Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Key to Her Heart by Shelley Cooper
Observations: This story made me a little teary at the end, so obviously I liked it.
I enjoyed the freshness of the male POV, even if the story from the Feb 16 issue is also a male POV. It's rare enough so it's still a nice change.
I loved Brian's reaction when he sees her face.
She whirls to face me. "Oh, you startled me!" My heart's racing too, but for an entirely different reason. Man, oh, man, is she beautiful. And, I'm pretty sure she's not one of my students' parents.
I loved the backstory about her grandparents and her nephew. So creative. And the quick wrap-up is perfect too.
The only minor thing that bothered me was that, like Brian, I didn't see the purpose in the key art project. I wish that had been touched upon. Perhaps the children were reading a story about keys, or the art teacher had talked about some other art project that was contributed to by the public... I don't know. I just know that it sort of bugged me that there didn't appear to be any meaning attached to the keys on the fence, and maybe that's because I used to teach elementary school. I look forward to hearing your opinions in the comments.
February 8, 2016 issue
Photo credit: Taki Steve