Barret remembers his childhood, and why he voted yes to Mako. Drabbly.
- Sepia-toned. An auspicious beginning.
"could have held a damned piano if it hadn't been holding Eli Wallace instead" Heaven, that's gorgeous. Moving, elegant and vivid.
And we see the source of Barrett's insistance on "Marlene's schoolin'."
"run for it the way you ran for an opening during a cave-in, with all the energy he had" Holy crud, this is good stuff. This is a heart that burns bright like coal, and a town that can dig a deep tunnel and hide from Meteor.
(#) ariescelestial 2006-06-11 07:54:04 AMI loved this, especially Mama Wallace's bit of dialogue. For the woman who raised Barret, her dialogue is so appropriate.
I wondered a bit about the siblings though. Were they earning money themselves? I just wasn't sure how they 'd have the resources to be able to leave town.
- I loved your story. You gave back the coal-mining's unpleasant side; you gave a very real reason why would the whole village agree to the Mako-reactor. I loved them.
And I loved how you portrayed Barret's parents and his memories. Thanks for sharing ^_^