Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Vanessa's Dilemma
It's interesting that in the beginning one could come down hard on Henry for how he treated Vanessa. But I've learned with your stories that things are not always as they seem. Your characters are given so many layers and you paint a full picture of who those characters are and that takes time. So, while the initial reaction may be, how could he do that? With each installment you get a better idea of the circumstances and human flaws an frailities involved. I love that about your storytelling.
On a more humorus note, when I'm reading about the grandmother and Uncle, I get a Madea and that brother of hers picture. I don't know why that popped into my head. Can't wait to see the Uncle after all these years and his wrong-headed notions. Henry is no longer that naive little kid that he was. I'm thinking he'll be able to hold his own.
Thank you BellaChica: I do that because there is always a reason why people are the way they are. Every character I write will not always be redeemable, because all people cannot recover and move on from their pain, so they continue to hurt others. As a minister I've learned that.
For example, Henry's parents are still the same even though the child they wanted to get rid of ended up saving their only child's life. They pushed that fact out of their minds. Howvever, they are going to come face to face with Henrietta and that will be interesting.
I guess it's the minister in me coming out.l All babies are born innocent. Negative behavior is learned and pain that is inflicted is repeated. I love redemption. It is always somewhere hidden in my stories. LOL Howver, as I said, everyone cannot be redeemed, I know that.
LOL at Madea. I hadn't thought about that, but now I can't get those two out of my mind. If it looks like Madea and her brother in the next installment, it's your fault. LOL
Thank you for reviewing. We all are a work in progress and only God's grace can help us to move closer to what our LORD really wants us to become.
Reviewer: BellaChica Signed
Date: January 08 2012