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California Zephyr, by CS Mee

FictionPosted by editor Tue, August 14, 2012 13:33:55
Reaction to and reflection on California Zephyr, by CS Mee.

C S Mee is from Birkenhead and currently lives in Switzerland. She is taking an MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster, working on short stories and a novel.

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Posted by Claire Booker Mon, September 10, 2012 19:35:37

You have a real gift. Please keep writing (but you don't need me to tell you that!) I loved the detail, the pace and how you didn't fall for a cliched end. Strong stuff.

Posted by Sue Pace Tue, August 21, 2012 01:01:54

Oh, wow, my husband I I often drive about the US on roadtrips and we have also taken the train a few times. Besides a good story and excellent writing, you got the venue down perfectly. Thank you!! And I agree with Roger's statement, the wealth of the detail really validates the story!

Posted by Robert Nisbet Fri, August 17, 2012 19:46:00

I really think this is a fine debut. It's so much more than simple travelogue, but the wealth of traveller's detail gives a real ballast for floating the story of Rose's emotional journey. The fragile bond with Antoine (and the ambiguous nature of his background - and health even) are so true to the nature of such fleeting relationships.