Tools You'll Need: a sharp object, an inescapable burden of shame, the experience of the worst failure you've ever committed in your life. Time to Complete: about 15 minutes. Results may vary.
It sure is a different way of looking at the White Fang and his offing himself. I like the tone: rigorous, bitter, but not full of wangst and over-the-top regret.
I don't even know Naruto, but I saw this come up in the "featured stories" and it caught my eye -- and wow, you've done such cool things with this. I do know the Lorrie Moore book you're borrowing from, and I think it was a great choice -- just fractured enough, just wry enough, to be able to take on a really difficult subject without it turning to melodrama.
Interesting~~ very original indeed. But why there are more steps than three? Just curious!!
That put a different twist to it. Now I can think about things a tad differently...
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