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        19 May 2015

Xena Uber Fiction Review: The Pocket Watch by Cheyne Curry


ImageThe Pocket Watch
Description: Jenna Coleman and her partner, Brynne, have a committed, loving relationship. A frisky beginning to a beautiful Indian Summer morning becomes one of continuous horror woven into the fabric of everyone's history.

Content Warning: This is a fictional, detailed depiction of one woman's personal 9/11. It may not be for everyone.

Review

Fan Fiction: Uber

There are many stories to be told about one of the most infamous days in history. There are some stories that grip you from the beginning and won’t let go. You sob because you know they are real. Yes they are fiction but they are based on fact.

The Pocket Watch is one of those stories.

We all know the events of 9/11 and the devastating effect it had on thousands of lives. Over 3,000 people lost their lives that day and many first responders suffered and died from the poisonous toxins they breathed in while searching the debris.

The Pocket Watch is one of the most moving pieces of fiction I have read in a long time. It tells the story of a courageous firefighter and the woman she believes may have died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Cheyne makes you care for the characters and that, for me, is what makes a great story. Can you feel for the characters? Do you care what happens to them? Are you willing them on?

Beautifully written and it's a timely reminder of how easy love could be lost.

Rating: 5/5

Read: The Pocket Watch by Cheyne Curry