From the September 12, 2016 issue
Tagline: Lane thought she might be too old to hear the bells ring again, then Will walked into her life!
Woman's World Tropes: Matchmaker, Old Flame (sort of), a repeated saying
Observations: Darling story. Here's a list of the things I liked about it.
I loved how Musolf brought a little of the current day into this story with "Throwback Thursday."
I liked how Lane admitted to herself that she wouldn't have contacted Will on her own.
The bells ringing motif was cleverly brought back when she heard the bell on the door of the coffee shop.
There was a black moment here, right in the middle of the story. I am wondering if this is a more natural place for it to occur in these short stories. In novels, usually black moments occur near the end of the story. Let's keep an eye out for that in the future. Not that it will be a hard and fast rule, but if it does happen near the middle, there's probably a reason and I'd like to explore what that is.
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