Moonlight Contemplations and Confessions

Here's the latest chapter of "Comfort and Joy." I really intended this to be the last chapter concerning Christmas 1916. However, as all of you know so well, these things often have minds of their own, and it told me this was where we were to finish this chapter. I hope all of you enjoy this chapter. Take from it what you will, I've got to figure out where I should go next, though I'm already getting a fairly good idea.
6 Responses
  1. geeruby Says:

    Ohhh! This chapter! I want it to be MORE.

    I can see Johnny's got a rival?

    The part about Walter thinking of if he had a family that missed him was heartwrenching...especially since we know he does, and we know how hard they're taking it.

    I am in love with this story. Thank you for updating.

  2. I actually hadn't intended on Will being a rival for Katie. It just sort of came into being, and I had to go along with it. The story sort of wrote itself there.

  3. geeruby Says:

    I know EXACTLY what you mean. When that happens to me, I like to think it is LMM telling us from the Great Beyond how the story should go!

    In my Cecilia story, there was never going to BE a Marshall, but it was like LMM was tapping me on the shoulder, going, "Why don't you REALLY make this interesting?"

  4. And it WAS!!!! In your first Cecilia story, it seemed as if Cecilia and Blythe were meant to be. However, Blythe wasn't nearly as compelling as Marshall in CoRAF. It's just a wonderful picture of how we change as we grow older and who fit with us at one point may not later on. I seriously wish some people I know would figure that out in real life. LOL.

    Of course, we know how things will end up in "Comfort and Joy." It's very evident. I always intended there to be competition, on both sides, just not William. Only time will tell if that shall remain an unrequited love or not.

    Sadly, I want people to like Katie so much, that they can no longer hate her for not being Una. Of course such a likable person is often admired by many people. She will find that there are people who don't like her as well. That will have to be mostly women becaue we're just that way sometimes.

  5. geeruby Says:

    I can't help wishing that Walter's mother and sisters had gotten to meet Katie...would they have taken a while to warm to her because she was not Una?

    I can't wait, also, for more on your story following OoI.

  6. Would Anne, Nan, Di, and Rilla taken a while to warm to Katie because she's not Una? I don't know. In my universe, Nan and Di aren't aware of Una's feelings for Walter, so I don't think that it would be so hard for them. Rilla, I think, would have the most difficult time with it because she loves Walter so much, but she also cares about Una and knows that she loves Walter. Hmmm.... No! I will not change the hisory that I've written, LOL!

    Walter was always the child with the second sight and such. There will be subtle ways where his family will be close, in spirit if not distance, all through the fic. Especially at important times, but I don't want to give too much away.

    As for the fic that follows after OoI, I've been thinking about finishing my unfinished Gilly chapter lately.