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Romance Contemporary American

“There is nothing so lonely as an unmatched sock.”

Thomas Brodkin


When it comes to women, there is no one definition of beauty. Most would agree, however, if there were such a definition, it would not describe Lily. 

She stood just under six feet tall, had no figure to speak of, and her hair was almost the exact shade between blonde and brown, making it seem as if her hair had no defined color at all. To make matters worse, Lily’s voice had a smoker's raspiness, even though she hadn’t smoked a single cigarette in her entire life. 

However, as is the case with many plain women, Lily had developed quite the sense of humor. She had an endless repertoire of raucous jokes, quick-witted quips, and humorous stories that, due to Lily’s reserved nature, rarely found their way into polite conversation. 

Lily wanted nothing more than to dive into life, making scores of friends, attending endless events, and maybe even meeting someone special. Yet, for reasons known only to her, she usually faded into the background, living vicariously through the lives of others.  

Each morning Lily woke up, showered, and dressed for the day, routine as clockwork. She would then take the elevator down to the first floor, heading to Joe’s Joe, the local coffee hot spot. 

Joe's wasn't trendy or hip or even especially modern. It sat on a corner and had large windows covering both street facing sides. There were original oak wood floors throughout and ten tables strategically placed so as not to block the counter, the door, or the short hallway to the bathroom. The shop was always impeccably clean and the coffee was the best for miles.

In a world where one can find a Starbucks inside of another Starbucks, Joe’s Joe was a miracle. The small shop held its own against fierce competition due to the sheer force of will of its owner, Joe Artino. To pay the exorbitant rent, Joe ran the shop as a one-man operation. He would get to the store long before the sun came up; most nights he would head home well after dark. For as long as anyone could remember, just like the post office, neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night would prevent Joe from opening the shop precisely at eight each morning and closing, just as precisely, at eight each night. It wasn’t that Joe didn’t want to live life—he just didn’t have the time.

Five days a week, sometimes six, Joe would ask Lily, “What can I get for you?”  

Five days a week, sometimes six, Lily would answer: “Large brewed, black.” 

Even Lily’s coffee order was plain. 

Month after month became year after year, and there was no change to either Joe’s or Lily’s lives. Until one day, a small change changed everything. 

The line for coffee was unusually long, and even though Joe was handling it with his usual expertise, the gentleman in front of Lily grew angrier by the second. When the irate customer finally reached the front of the line, he used some colorful expletives to order his coffee. Lily could practically see the smoke coming from Joe’s ears as he took the man’s order and made his coffee. 

Once Lily stepped to the front of the line, Joe asked, as he always had, “What can I get for you?” Only this time Lily didn’t respond with her usual order. 

“I have a joke for you. Are you ready?” she replied. 

On almost any other day, Joe would have politely declined. He didn’t have time for jokes, but on this day, he did the unexpected..

“Sure. Fire away.”

“What’s the most dangerous number?” Lily said, a deadpan look on her face.

“I don’t know. What is the most dangerous number?” Joe responded, genuinely curious.

“It’s seven,” she quipped. “Because seven eight nine.”  

It was a joke worthy of any fourth grader, yet both Joe and Lily broke out into spontaneous laughter. From that day forward, Lily had a willing audience for her daily jokes. 

Five, sometimes six days a week, she would share a new joke with Joe while he made her coffee, just as she liked. 

As the days, weeks, and months passed, Joe and Lily became more and more friendly towards one another. Even when the line was all the way out the front door, they would find time to share a story or an anecdote. And there was always a joke from Lily.  

Lily discovered Joe was three years older than she was, and Joe found out that Lily worked as a bookkeeper at the same firm that handled his business taxes. Joe regaled Lily with stories of growing up as the child of an immigrant in the middle of a big city, while Lily told Joe of her love of books and expansive knowledge of old movies. 

The one thing Lily never shared with Joe was the simple fact she had never been on a date. When she was younger, she had dreams of finding a nice man with whom she could settle down and build a life with, but no one ever asked. Even if they had, she probably would have declined. Lily’s guarded nature had protected her all these years—until Joe. This busy man with no time for anyone was suddenly finding time for Lily. This thought both thrilled and terrified her.  

On a cold day in January, the inevitable finally happened. Lily, bundled up in a parka, made her way to Joe’s and patiently awaited her turn in line. When she got to the front, Joe had her coffee ready as he always did. When Lily started to tell Joe her joke of the day, Joe stopped her, saying sheepishly. “Lily, I am not a good looking man, I know this, but I care for you. Deeply.”  

Lily, shocked by the admission and suddenly feeling lightheaded, listened as best she could, but she only heard his every other word. 

“I haven’t been on a date since high school,” Joe continued, too nervous to notice Lily’s unease. “But I would love it if you would allow me to make you dinner.”

For a moment, the two just stared at each other in silence.  

“You mean like a date?” Lily inquired.

“Yes, like a date. With me. And you. What do you say?”

“Say yes,” came a quiet voice from behind Lily. She turned to see a very short, very old woman grinning up at her. “Don’t make this poor man wait to hear you say you’ll go out with him.”

“Yes,” Lily responded, taking a sip of her coffee and walking away. Leaving the counter was probably an inappropriate thing to do after accepting a date, but Lily had never accepted one before and she was lost in her uncertainty.  

“Tomorrow night?” Joe called out to her, watching Lily’s back as she headed out the door.

“Okay,” she responded, without even turning around. She simply left the shop, heading into the cold.  

Lily didn’t go to work that day. If she could have called in panicked, she would have but, because there was no such thing, she called in sick instead. She retraced her steps back to her building, up the elevator, down the corridor, and into her condo. She didn’t even get undressed before climbing back into bed.  

She, of course, did not sleep all that day or most of the night. She kept thinking about Joe and their date. I’ll call him and cancel, she thought to herself before realizing she didn’t have his number. I’ll just never go get coffee again, she thought next. But that too was ridiculous. Then it occurred to her: she liked Joe. She liked him a lot. She wanted to date him. She wanted more than that—but it couldn’t work.  

It wouldn’t work.  

He couldn’t love her, not if he really knew her. Nobody really knew her . . . but maybe Joe was different? Somewhere around four in the morning, she finally decided it was worth the chance. Only then was she finally able to fall asleep.  

The next day was just like every other day while not like any day ever in her whole life. She got up, showered, dressed and headed out for coffee, and more importantly—to see Joe.  

When she got there, she could see a relieved smile on Joe’s face. The events of the previous morning had left Joe confused and unsure, yet all his fears were put to rest when Lily got to the front of the line. She told him her worst joke ever.

“Why was the Indian buried on Boot Hill?” she asked, cracking a knowing smile. 

“I don’t know, Lily. Why was the Indian buried on Boot Hill?” Joe responded, smiling back at her.

“Because he was dead!” Lily said, as they both laughed as hard as they had during the very first joke she had ever told him.

“Where do you live? What time should I be there?” Lily asked, confirming their date.

“Six,” Joe answered, writing the address on a piece of receipt paper.

“Six?” Lily repeated in disbelief.

“Yes, six,” Joe responded, ignoring the audible gasps from the shocked patrons. "Don't be late," he finished, flashing a sweet smile.

"I won't," Lily said, also with a smile. "See you then." 

Lily arrived at Joe’s precisely at six. His house was just outside the city in a small subdivision. Lily knew from her talks with Joe it had been his dream to live outside the city, but someplace close enough to work to still be convenient. 

His house was not at all what Lily imagined. It was as if Norman Rockwell had used it to paint one of his famous pictures for the Saturday Evening Post. It was white with light green shutters, its yard enclosed by the proverbial white picket fence. Lily halfexpected Joe’s wife to meet her at the door. A man who lived in a house like this should have a wife, she thought to herself as she made her way up the walk.  

Joe answered the door promptly after the first knock. He was wearing a red plaid apron that made Lily chuckle. He took Lily’s coat and hung it by the door, leading her into the living room, adjacent to the kitchen where something smelled heavenly.

“Would you like a glass of wine?” Joe asked, heading back towards the kitchen.

“Yes, please,” Lily responded, amazed at how at ease she felt with Joe. All the nervousness of the night before was gone.

“We’re having lamb chops as our main course. And I made Hassleback potatoes with asparagus, too. I hope you’ll like it,” he finished, hoping for a positive response.

“It sounds wonderful and smells delicious,” Lily said earnestly. “I can’t wait to taste everything.” 

Joe brought her the promised glass of wine, and they shared an easy conversation while Joe finished the last touches on their meal. When it was finally ready, they moved to the dining room where Joe, ever the gentleman, pulled out Lily’s chair.

“You are the first woman other than my mother to ever be in this house,” Joe confessed in a way that made Lily feel very special. “I honestly was beginning to think mom would be the only woman ever to visit,” he continued. “I’m happy I was wrong, and I’m happy you’re the reason I was wrong.”

Lily blushed. “I’m glad you asked me out. I wasn’t at first, but I am now. No matter what happens after this, I want you to know how happy I am right now.”

The rest of the meal was a combination of eating Joe’s excellent meal and gossiping about customers and telling corny jokes as the evening quickly passed. After the meal was over, Joe had another surprise.  

For dessert, he brought out the biggest strawberries Lily had ever seen, covered in chocolate. She heard the pop of a champagne cork, as Joe skillfully filled two glasses. Although Lily didn’t have any personal frame of reference, it was proving to be the most romantic moment of her life.

Lily had seen Pretty Woman as a child and dreamed of a day when she could eat strawberries with a handsome man. To Lily, Joe was the most handsome man she had ever seen. With each bite, however, she started to feel like Cinderella at the ball. They would eventually eat the last strawberry and finish their champagne. Then the evening would be over. Lily didn’t want the evening to be over, but she also dreaded what might come next.

“Close your eyes,” Joe said in a way that put Lily at ease. Against her better judgement, she did as he asked.

Lily felt a soft, single kiss from a man she was now sure she loved. As Joe pulled away from her, she opened her eyes and looked into his. No words were spoken, but in that moment she believed he loved her, too. She had only planned on the one date with Joe, just to know how it felt. Now, everything was different.

“Lily, I’m in love with you,” Joe said, taking her hand in his. “I probably have been in love with you ever since your first terrible joke. Seven eight nine.” They both laughed at the memory. “Is it possible you could love me, too? Please say it’s possible.”

“Joe, I have to tell you something. Something almost no one knows.” 

Joe could tell by the look on Lily’s face she was gravely serious.

“You can tell me anything, Lily,” Joe encouraged her. “Anything at all. It won’t change how I feel for you.”

Lily had kept her secret for most of her life, expecting to keep it forever. Now she was going to take the ultimate chance and trust another human being.

“Joe, my birth name isn’t Lily—it’s Lyle. I had it legally changed when I turned 18.” Lily could tell the news was jarring to Joe but she found the courage to continue. “I was born a boy, but I always knew I was a girl.” Lily tried to read Joe’s expression as they both sat quietly but he just stared stoically trying to comprehend what he was hearing.

“I left home when I was 12 years old,” Lily continued. “My parents didn’t want me and I couldn’t live a lie.” There was no stopping Lily now. Her secret was out in the open and she was not finished, “So in answer to your question, yes. It’s more than possible. I already love you,” she said, hanging her head. “I guess the real question is can you love me, now that you know the truth?” 

The question hung in the air like an unpleasant odor. To Lily the silence spoke louder than words, until Lily felt Joe’s hand under her chin, lifting her head. Once again his lips pressed firmly against hers. There had been an answer in Joe's silence; it just wasn’t the answer she had mistakenly anticipated.  

As Joe pulled away, he looked at Lily and said, “You know what you get when you drop a piano down a mineshaft?”

“What?” Lily asked, wiping her tears away, really smiling for the first time in her life. “What do you get when you drop a piano down a mineshaft?”

“A flat minor.” The shared laughter that ensued told them both everything they needed to know.


February 16, 2021 22:09

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Zilla Babbitt
15:57 Feb 17, 2021

So sweet. I feel like every time I comment on one of your new ones, I just say what I've said before: Beautiful, amazing, deserves a shortlist. But it's true! I think this could win. So if it does, you have to give me credit in your bio as predicting it :) One thing you could change, though. Lily mentions Joe never closes early, and he says tonight's special. So if you threaded the "never closes early" theme even further back, like if you mention it each time they see each other, then Lily doesn't have to say "but you never close early" and...

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Thom Brodkin
16:08 Feb 17, 2021

Please keep saying it. I'm hoping one day it will be true. :-) I love a good love story. I tried to expand myself this week by tackling a subject unfamiliar to me. Feedback like yours makes me know I did okay. I agree with your feedback about closing time. I put it in there subtlety by highlighting the fact it was a one man operation. Looking back I see how it might be too subtle. I'm going to contemplate how I might add that in while I still can. Thanks so much, as always, you inspire me.

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Zilla Babbitt
15:31 Feb 27, 2021

I think every week really good writers here on Reedsy get discouraged about not winning. You and David are the two that pop into my head. Just because you don't win doesn't mean you're not fantastic. There are just too many good stories each contest for the judges to be able to recognize them all. Keep writing.

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Thom Brodkin
20:07 Feb 27, 2021

Thank you. I know all writers should write for themselves and to say what’s in their hearts but I crave validation. What I forget is that I have no idea who the judges are or if I would even value their opinion. On the other hand I value yours at the highest level so you have made me smile and made my day. Thank you!! Seriously, thank you!!

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Jonathan Blaauw
08:47 Feb 18, 2021

Excellent writing, Thom! You've used this kind of narrative voice to excellent effect before and, here again, you get it perfect! I read it in almost a gentle, soothing Morgan Freeman voice, you know? And you tell it in a quint, amusing way. So, full marks for the overall effect - spot on. Same goes for character development and plot, I think. Both Lily and Joe feel 'real' to me. I can relate to them, the hesitancy, the uncertainty, the wanting but being so afraid of actually taking the risk that it's safer to withdraw. You brought that th...

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Thom Brodkin
14:38 Feb 18, 2021

Jonathan, if I were to say I write exclusively to be treated to your reviews and feedback it would be stunningly close to being true. Your feedback is often better than my stories and you are impossibly hilarious. I truly laughed out loud at 3 squares. I've said it time and time again and I won't disappoint now, I wish I could buy you a beer or two. My dad, who is one of only a few heroes in my life, was a simple man and as such he showed respect and admiration through the buying of alcohol. One day, in his honor and yours, I will buy y...

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16:02 Feb 17, 2021

Love the lonely sock line! The story is great too, I didn't see the plot twist coming at all.

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Thom Brodkin
16:10 Feb 17, 2021

It was a little outside my comfort zone but I think worth it. Thanks for the read and feedback. :-)

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18:03 Feb 17, 2021

You did very well!

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The Manticore
04:01 Feb 17, 2021

Thom, The Manticore approves this message. The jokes are tight, the story is sweet but not icky... we loved it for Valentine's Day but we loved it for a love story in general. Your way of writing is clear and distinct and we're so glad we have a chance to read your work! This could be a winning story and great job on the labels of this because you guarded the secret well. We liked that Lily's closely kept secret wasn't used as some random plot twist, because we feel like at times this genre (?) of story is used as like, "haha shocker guess w...

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Thom Brodkin
14:37 Feb 17, 2021

My respect and admiration for The Manticore knows no bounds. As such your words and observations are appreciated more than you can know. :-)

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Radhika Diksha
13:39 Mar 11, 2021

it was so beautiful, that I cannot express it in words. I like re-read this story 8 times today, and I got so happy that I upvoted you 150 points as a personal reward. You are an amazing writer. I feel so guilty that I did not find you out before, your writing is so special, subtle, and unique. I loved Lily and Joe's relationship, their lives. The ending brought me to tears. I literally got scared when lily revealed the truth, my breath got stuck at the sentence. But when I continued the story and read the happy ending. Everything became hap...

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Thom Brodkin
13:47 Mar 11, 2021

Radhika, you are the reason I write. I want to touch people and make them feel. Your response left me breathless. Whatever gift I gave you, you gave me back tenfold. Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for your encouragement. Thank you for being my newest Reedsy friend. Thom

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Radhika Diksha
13:53 Mar 11, 2021

Aww, you are so sweet and you already accepted me as your friend. That's so sweet of you.

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11:34 Feb 25, 2021

So... the first story of yours I'm reading is this? Hmm. I think I've been missing a lot. I especially like great opening lines since that's basically what pulls me into a story and this one doesn't disappoint. From the first paragraph, I learn so many things about Lily and her quiet nature. I could almost picture her. That's what a good description does. Now that I think about it, I was at the edge while reading this. I love sad stories but I wouldn't mind seeing two people get on with such a beautiful connection. Frankly, I thought he was...

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Thom Brodkin
14:37 Feb 25, 2021

I am so glad you happened on my story. I value your kind words and feedback. I know this is the first time you've read my stories but I hope it isn't the last. Thank you so much for your time and feedback.

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Valerie June
21:54 Feb 18, 2021

This was such a sweet story. I was immediately hooked and couldn't stop reading, and that's saying something because if I don't like a story I stop reading it. Even though you say that romance is not your genre, this story was just so beautiful and descriptive. It's not the typical over romantic romance story, but a nice solid realistic one which I really appreciate. Uniqueness has always drawn my eye and your story is exactly that. Both Lily and Joe are so relatable and so 'real' which, to me, is part of nailing your story. You have so muc...

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Thom Brodkin
22:02 Feb 18, 2021

Jose, this is such a nice review. It is the reason I write. You took the time to now only read my story but to let me know you liked it as well. This is what Reedsy is all about. Thank you. I will look forward to reading your stories as well.

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Valerie June
22:09 Feb 18, 2021

I'm so glad to have stumbled across your stories! (now I'm absolutely going to read more of your fantastic stories. :) It's so nice to know that their are other people who write with their whole being. I'm new to Reedsy, but I already feel so welcome here!

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Julie Ward
15:20 Feb 17, 2021

Oh Thom! You have two elements in this story that are very important to me. Coffee and corny jokes. Seriously, this could not be a better Valentine story. I love how it's just infused with nostalgia, yet it's completely modern. Lily and Joe's banter is genuine and sweet, I feel like I'm there with them. You created tension for Lily that seemed very real - an overwhelmed anxiety that hinted at something more, but kept the secret she's hiding carefully wrapped up. As a result, the reveal at the end is natural and sweet, perfect for their ...

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Thom Brodkin
16:04 Feb 17, 2021

This was a good week for me, you know how I love a good romance. And, hey, guess what? No one had to die. :-) In all seriousness, I really look forward to your feedback. You alwyas make me glad I write. I hope I do the same for you.

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Julie Ward
18:36 Feb 17, 2021

You absolutely do! I always wait patiently for you to stop by to read my stories. : )

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A.G. Scott
08:14 Feb 17, 2021

Very sweet story. I am going to start putting proverbs attributed to myself at the beginning of every email I send. The seven eight nine joke is so stupid that it just might work. That said I would think about replacing it with something /slightly/ better, because you tell us beforehand that she had a repertoire ready to go... and THAT'S what she chooses first? It's not like, immersion-breaking or anything, just... come on.... An awkward sentence I remember: 'If she could have called in panicked, she would have but because there was no suc...

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Thom Brodkin
11:02 Feb 17, 2021

Ahh commas, the bane of my existence. You are absolutely correct. I went back and cleaned it up. I think. 😀 As for the joke, it was told to me by my nephew and i remember laughing hysterically at its simplicity. In my mind that and the fact she was in a long line made the short simple joke the right choice. Finally, thank you. Honestly and truly. Your feedback shows me you care about me, my stories, and my growth as an author. It is invaluable and I am earnestly grateful.

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🄼🄹 🅂
00:57 Feb 17, 2021

Hey there. Let me just say, the title works for a story as sweet as this and is super unique. I love this so much and I kind of relate to Lily, "Lily’s guarded nature had protected her all these years..." If I may, I have a quick suggestion, "Until one day, a small change changed everything." You might want to change this to "Until one day, something small changed everything." Or something of that nature, just so the words "change" and "changed" aren't right next to each other. But as always, this is an amazing story. Keep writing! -Mj

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Claire Lewis
03:09 Mar 03, 2021

I'm so glad you came across my story serendipitously, because now I get to have read this! From the first line, this story is gripping and had me spellbound. Everything about this piece feels meticulously crafted yet natural, which makes for (I think) the absolute best writing. Your scene-setting, character development, the balance of wit and sincerity, all of it, just lovely. You have a talent for transporting your readers into your world. I forgot where I was for a moment. Thoroughly enjoyed the read, and I'm looking forward to a contin...

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Thom Brodkin
13:55 Mar 03, 2021

Claire, thank you so much for your time and kind words. I crave encouragement, it helps me to move on to the next story. It would be my pleasure to continue our game of tag. I will be looking for more of your stories as they come along but I'd like to start with some of the ones you've already written. Ladies choice, which would you like me to read first? 😊

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Claire Lewis
20:06 Mar 03, 2021

I'm a bit short on time this week so I likely won't finish my idea for these prompts, but as far as old stories go, I had a lot of fun with "Evensong" recently if you'd like to start there 😊 I'm looking forward to checking out your more recent story hopefully sometime this evening!

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Karen Kinley
03:02 Mar 03, 2021

Thom, Wow! I didn't see that ending coming at all! And all the signs were there that it was going to be a good one! There are many things I liked about your story-telling. First of all, you really had me rooting for Joe and Lily's love story to happen, right from the beginning. And I really liked your world-building, from the coffee shop to her work to his house just outside the city. It kept your story grounded. The repetition (the corny jokes, the "five, sometimes six" references) was great! I love that in a story. I actually wish you'd u...

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Thom Brodkin
13:52 Mar 03, 2021

This is perfect feedback. Just enough positive to motivate me but spot on points to help me improve. I think sometimes I get lazy. I had more than enough words available to give more build up to the profession of love and I left those words on the table. I convinced myself that a few lines about time passing was enough but I could have expanded on the idea and maybe shown the seasons changing or even cited some real world happenings to give the reader more of a timeline. I also fought with myself about the end. I like the go for broke ...

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Karen Kinley
16:12 Mar 03, 2021

Glad you saw the value in all that I offered! I try to give honest feedback while always being encouraging. I'm happy it had that effect. Looking forward to continuing as well.

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very interesting! I didn't care fror the 'surprise at the end :), It's just a personal opinion i guess :)

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Thom Brodkin
04:47 Mar 01, 2021

I really appreciate the honesty. It was kind of a jarring surprise. 😀

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Jane Andrews
12:26 Feb 28, 2021

Hi Thom. I thought this was a charming story, full of hope and optimism but still with the unmistakeable 'Brodkin vibe'. Your 'proverb' at the start actually makes the reader root for the odd socks, Lily and Joe, to be paired together; and I love the idea that for years, she goes for coffee at the same time and he serves her without any interaction until it's kickstarted by the joke. I think you're really developing as a writer too: the use of repetition in the two simply told sentences - Five days a week, sometimes six, Joe would ask Lily,...

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Thom Brodkin
14:10 Mar 01, 2021

I'm kind of glad you saw the twist coming. It means you know how I write. That's actually kind of cool. I wanted to give clues but not enough to make it obvious. I'm glad the story was still satisfying. It was nice to write a love story where no one dies. :-) Thank you. Really, thank you!!

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Courtney C
01:21 Feb 25, 2021

Sweet story, and an unexpected plot twist. Great work on this

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Thom Brodkin
01:26 Feb 25, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to read and let me know what you think.

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Zahra Daya
15:19 Feb 23, 2021

Hey! Very good job on this submission, it was an interesting read. For some critiquing: I didn't really think the fast escalation of emotions on their first date was very believable. I think you could have eased it down a bit because I found it a little hard to read later on when I wasn't tuned into the story. I think the addition of tension throughout the story would leave your readers much more hooked and excited to read on. Although, I enjoyed your plot structure, and your vocab was very good. I hope you take these critiques into account ...

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Thom Brodkin
15:31 Feb 23, 2021

I really appreciate your time and feedback. It was my intention to show that the love had actually been growing for months through their interactions at the shop. I think I might have made it more clear if I showed rather than told. There was a line "As the days, weeks, and months passed, Joe and Lily became more and more friendly towards one another." that was intended to show a long yet unconventional courtship. It might have been better if I had described the changing seasons to more completely show the length of their journey to love...

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Zahra Daya
01:39 Feb 24, 2021

Of course!

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Kay Swenn
23:56 Feb 22, 2021

Hello Thom! I took up your offer and read this story of yours and I have to agree that we do have a similar writing style. I am not the least bit insulted and found this story to be very sweet. It felt like listening to a friend read to me. Great job!

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Thom Brodkin
00:24 Feb 23, 2021

Seriously, thank you for giving me a read. It means a lot coming from someone as talented as you.

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Mandi R. Haqq
19:05 Feb 22, 2021

Gulp. I loved this. Thank you for writing it.

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Thom Brodkin
19:13 Feb 22, 2021

This is the sweetest response and feedback. I'm glad you liked it. I write to be read and enjoyed. It's nice when it works. :-)

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Charlie Murphy
17:20 Feb 22, 2021

I really liked your story! I wasn't expecting the surprise at the end! AWESOME JOB!

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Thom Brodkin
17:21 Feb 22, 2021

Thank you!! I’m really glad you enjoyed it.

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