This was a wonderful end to a story that I've been following for some time...thank you for writing it; Autumn's character was beautiful and multi-faceted. I also loved the way you wrote James and Dom...Good job, this story was fantastic! Report Review
This was a pretty great ending.
Not everything was perfect and magically okay, which is how things are when you're trying to forgive and forget and mend bonds. Especially with family.
Argghhh, so many feels right now.
:)Author's Response: Thank you! I'm really glad you like it. Family is one of those messy things that never quite work properly, but are still great anyway :) Report Review
I literally cried like 5 times in this chapterAuthor's Response: Wow! Honoured to have had an emotional effect :D Report Review
No! No! No!
I knew the moment I saw that this is the last chapter that you are going to finish it with so many open threads!
I really liked the story from the first time my eyes graced it, but because my time at home is very limited (and typing from phone sucks.) I usually don't review.
Ok, so I admit that I am overly attached to characters and I can never admit that the ending was justified... But still! I feel it more in here.
The theme of the story was that 'everyone can change', and I really liked it that you didn't do it too rushed, so it didn't felt forced - and even that 'finished product' didn't turned too different from what she was before, because you understand, that there is a limit for a change in people.
Now, I am blaming YOU! And only YOU! That I came to love dramas so much.
I used to avoid them a lot, and then by coincidence I read The Art of Breathing.
I really enjoyed it.
So I read more of your work, which were all drama.
Now I will end this comment spontaneously and with a very short warning and see how you take it! Meany!Author's Response: Awwhhaa, hey there Tom! It's been awhile and it's nice to hear from you again :D
Sorry that you feel the ending has lots of loose ends, I just didn't feel like I had all that all that much left of the story to tel. I'm really glad that you liked the idea of change here! I really wanted to have Autumn accepting herself for who she was, because that's something people struggling with a lot.
Thank you fr this lovely review, and sorry that there won't be any more! :) Report Review
yay! I love Autumn and James and Dom! and Oliver... and April... and, well you get the point! Sequel? Maybe? Even just a one-shot? PLEASE!!
KEEP WRITING :D
Shay_GryffAuthor's Response: Awh, I have no ideas for sequels or one-shots. But maybe one day! :)
And you bet I will ;)
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CLIFFIE!! And perfect timing, as I am going to sleep now (: Still in love!
KEEP WRITING :D
Shay_GryffAuthor's Response: GLAD YOU'RE STILL IN LOVE! Sleep well :) Report Review
KEEP WRITING :D
Shay_GryffAuthor's Response: OKAY! IF YOU INSIST ;) Report Review
I'm over a third of the way done in less than an hour! AND I love it even more!! I knew there was a reason I kinda liked Dom! OLIVER!! He just might be my favourite! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUTUMN!!
KEEP WRITING :D
Shay_GryffAuthor's Response: Awhhh, thank you very much for this lovely review! I'm real glad you like Shay_gryff :) Report Review
is it weird that I actually kinda like Dom? Well... not exactly l i k e, but I feel sorry for her, so a similar emotion to somewhat liking her
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Shay_GryffAuthor's Response: That's definitely how I feel about Dom, so if anything I'm glad that's how you're responding :) Report Review
Birds... interesting fear...
LOVE IT!! Not much to say about it right now except that I love it and will be reading more momentarily!
KEEP WRITING :D
Shay_GryffAuthor's Response: My sister is really scared of swans. One did try to attack her when we were feedings the ducks, but I maintain that it's irrational
Thanks :) Report Review
Your user name and COMPLETED make me a happy reader!! And Next Gen? I could barely stop myself from reading it before it was finished! But I did and can now rush through it in the blink of an eye!
KEEP WRITING :D
Shay_GryffAuthor's Response: Wahey! I love reading straight the way through a completed ff! It's always a great feeling. Hope you enjoy it :) Report Review
What does emareyebrow mean? Also, ppatonic female friend means it is onpy friendship, not dating or any of that sort. Just thoguht id let you know on that. And relationboat should be relationship, unless it was supposed to be a joke, there wasnt enogh context clues to know. One last thing, what is with underwear having a voice?Author's Response: Hi there! Some of these changes were thanks to the April Fool's Day Prank, which is why this chapter may have seemed a bit strange. HPFF banned ships for the day, so relationship = relationboat, girlfriend = platonic female friend, voice = underwear etc. If you read it today it should make a lot more sense :) Report Review
I have just read first chapter and it was great! :)Author's Response: I'm glad you liked it! :D Report Review
Wow, I can't believe it's really finished! This was a really good story. This chapter ended the story perfectly :D I hope you decide to write more stories in the future :)
~LoVe_SiriusAuthor's Response: I will definitely be writing many more stories in the future! Thanks for the lovely review :) Report Review
I love this! Can't wait to read more, this was really well written! So funny!Author's Response: You're in luck, my friend. There is much more available :D Report Review
That ending was fantastic! I loved this whole story so much. It's one of the best ones I've read!! I love all the characters. I've even forgiven April and decided I like her because she was great in this chapter. She still rocks the boat a bit and she has her issues, but she seemed like a sweet, caring sister and a good friend to Autumn here. I'm sad it's over but it was great :) I'm very curious about this alternate ending -very different? Does that mean it's a sadder ending? Because if so I'm not sure whether I really want to read it...it'll mess up this lovely mostly-happy ending...but I know I'll end up reading it anyways. The one thing I think would be really cool in an alternate ending would be an actual conversation with Autumn's mother, since we never really see her pure perspective or input...it's all through Autumn and we never really see her talk much. But maybe that's asking too much, seeing as you had reasons for not doing it that way. I also liked what you included about joy and happiness and contentment. I thought that was an interesting view :)
I hope you update Curiosity sometime soon so I can keep reading your wonderful writing :) and maybe I'll check out another one of your WIPs...it is spring break, after all.Author's Response: Hi there Serendipity1234! Thank you very much! I'm so glad that you liked my little baby. April, well, I can't begrudge her too much as a person who likes to keep a lot of things from my family. Sadder? Yeah. But, it's also an ending I can barely conceive happening (and it took a lot of mental reworking to get there... so, it's more me fufilling a readers whim more than anything serious).
Oh, I'll make a note to maybe add a conversation with her mother though! I'll see if i can fit it in. CURIOSITY. It's on my to do list to look at that today, so hopefully there should be an update before the weeks out :)
-AC Report Review
I'm really sad that this story has ended, but I love this final chapter, so that's my compensation! I thought this was really sweet and I'm glad that Autumn got a sort of happy ending.
The beginning of the chapter was so funny, and it felt like things were coming full circle. It was nice to see her rebuilding a relationship with her parents and family, and that April was back for Christmas. I liked seeing Oliver and more of the close relationship between him and Autumn that we've read about but haven't really seen much evidence of so far.
Ending it with James and Dom both joining them for midnight mass is such a nice idea! I am really glad that James and Autumn are still together and that she's still friends with Dom. Obviously it's not easy, but everyone is making a real effort and I think that's much more realistic than James and Dom suddenly being best mates.
So, yeah...you're a fantastic writer and I'm sad this has finished, but I've still got your other WIPs to be getting on with (fingers crossed that you update Curiosity soon!). And I'm looking forward to the alternative ending for the story too!
nott theodore :)Author's Response: HI THERE NOTT THEODORE!
I'm really glad that you liked this final chapter! I've had half of this (the latter half) written for a very long time and it was really nice to have it all finished and polished at last.
Thank you for the lovely review and all the others that you've left me! :)
-AC Report Review
IT'S FINISHED! NOOO!
Helen, I loved this chapter! Apart from being sad that this story is over, it was perfect! I'm so glad that Autumn sorted everything out, and that Autumn/James is now an official thing! I'm so happy that it ended well but I can't believe there won't be any more. 10/10
Emma xAuthor's Response: Thank you very much Emma! Glad you liked it and thankss for being so lovely and wonderful. You're awesome :D Report Review
Ah! It's over. I am so sad now. It can't be over! I refuse to believe it... (if I deny that it is over will it stop being over? Is that even possible?) Anyway, I absolutely love this story because it is one of the best of this website. I am happy to see that the ending was mostly happy and Autumn actually seemed happy and content. So I guess that all that is left to say is please continue writing best you have a talent and it would be a shame if you put it to waste.Author's Response: TimeeSeer,
Thank you very much for an honestly lovely review. It's been lovely to have you on board and I'm so honoured that you think so highly of my story.
You're lovely :)
-AC Report Review
I've been steadily reading this story but i don't think i've reviewed it yet. I suppose the last chapter is as good as any to leave something.
This story has been such a great ride and a really great coming of age tale. The ending of this is really perfect. It is so hopeful and reminds me of all those moments i've had that are so clear that life is beautiful even though it gets messy sometimes. I like the idea of hope and that things can get better even after everything you've experienced and i think you showed this really well through this work.
I loved the writing style and how we felt very close to Autumn through her experiences. She was very relatable and I think everyone has gone through moments where they are unsure of themselves and question everything about their life and themselves. We may have experienced it in different ways than Autumn but the idea behind it is all very similar to human experience.
Great job with this story AC! You've done a great job in weaving this story and having a really lovely writing style to go along with it made it that much easier to read too :PAuthor's Response: Hi there SilentConfession! It's lovely to hear from you :)
I've reeaaally enjoyed writing this story, particularly the coming-of-age learning-to-like-yourself bit, because it's something that I haven't done all that much of before... but ack, that's really what I wanted to get across with this chapter so THANK YOU very much.
You are lovely :)
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It's finally over! I think it was a really sweet way to end it :)
But, hey! you have nine other WIP's to keep you company so update them soon! Especially Curiosity (hint hint) ;)Author's Response: Thank you very much Holly Mist! Curiosity is next on my list to update, as I've neglected her for far too long! :) Report Review
Okay, first of all, I look forward to the alternative ending and second of all, this was the most hilarious scene in this entire chapter and probably my favourite part:
“So he alternates,” April grinned, “From yayJesusisborn to -”
“You’re all condemned to hell,” Oliver finished. “Personally I find the burning lake of sulphur talks pretty funny.”Author's Response: This is actually what the vicar at my church tends to do for Midnight mass. I think I'm the only one who finds it that funny :') Report Review
Phew! No cliffhanger, I was legitimately worried for a second that I'd be yelling "NO!" in an overly dramatic way.
I'm so happy that things are working out though and I love how all of your characters are so real and imperfect. They sound like genuinely real people and this story is one of the stories that I've read where it shows what being a teenager is kind of like!
Anyway, I'm excited for the last chapter!Author's Response: Thank you AlexFan for this review and all your other lovely reviews! No cliffhanger here (and definitely not in the last chapter). I'm really glad my characters come across as real - you're lovely :D Report Review
I can't believe that I haven't read this for two days! What was I thinking! So glad that I got to it and I'm crossing my fingers that there's no cliffhanger in the next chapter. That would really suck for me because I adore this story/
Anyway, I'm happy to see that Dom and Autumn made up even if I was all for killing Dom and hiding her body and the evidence.Author's Response: Hhm, we'll see in terms of cliff hangers I guess (although I don't think there is one so don't worry). If you're all for killing, well... maybe that's not as entirely out of the question as it seems? Report Review
Really? That's the best that Dom could've come up with, she's a Ravenclaw and apparently quite clever. She could've just given people a look that said they were stupid for thinking that she and Autumn were lesbians and then said no.
I don't know if that would work for her but it works for me.
Anyway, I'm excited to see everyone make up and all that jazz! Poor James though, being all sad because Autumn isn't talking to him.Author's Response: Ahha, well, people tend not to always do the sensible thing. But, yes, that probably would have worked a little better... but, well, silly Dom.
Thanks for the review AlexFan! Report Review
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