Your protagonist conjured up images of my father, over his lifetime, and gave me goosebumps. He passed away last week and his life was made up of a series of similar events. I am grateful he passed unexpectedly in the night, rather than after having had time to revisit his past transgressions as he faced certain death.

The above scenario would have broken my heart.

Well done. ❤

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.