That's All the Time We Have

Rated 4.40/5 based on 5 reviews
A friend comes to say goodbye in a short memoir of love, regret, and finality.
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About James Hampton

James Hampton is a writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy stories, although he enjoys writing, and reading, in a wide variety of genres.

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Review by: Karen on May 24, 2016 :
I don't understand subtleties like most of the reviewers did before me. When I came to the ending, I was like, "Huh?" So, I'm only giving a 3 star because whatever he was trying to convey with this story - it flew right past my head. Not the writer's fault.
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Review by: Jonathan Antony Strickland on May 29, 2013 :
This was a well written short and sad story, written by a man visiting an old female friend he'd known on and off for pretty much most of his early life.

For me, it's a hard one to rate. I'm sure there are plenty of people who enjoyed this more than me, and even though I too did enjoy it, I perhaps came to it expecting more of a story. Instead, for me, it was basically just a mans memoir he'd written, and with this being (I hope) a fictional event I could not be quite as moved by it. If it had been presented in a more traditional story type telling, then for me it would have worked better and the thoughts and feelings would have been more powerful.

Still, I'm giving this a big whopping four stars as it was different and very well thought out, with some nice pieces of wit thrown in to lighten the mood.
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Review by: Walter Lazo on Nov. 13, 2012 :
This is such a beautiful and melancholy story, superbly written, and powerful in its empathy. For a moment it made me feel as if I were somebody else.
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Review by: Marcia Carrington on June 19, 2012 :
Thoughtful, sensitively-written short story which flows beautifully, and with feeling.
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Review by: Rodney Cimburke on June 18, 2012 :
Lot of feeling here, and well-rendered. These I really liked: The fact that they were evidently never married or even lovers, but instead, only friends. The bit about about the chance meeting around a tape circle in elementary school (who hasn't seen similar serendipitous scenarios played out in their own lives?). And the paragraph about the inevitable drifting apart of old friends.
Truth. And well told. Nice work.

Five stars.
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