High Bridge

Rated 4.40/5 based on 5 reviews
A short heartfelt story of childhood memory and how even the smallest, incidental experiences can have the biggest effects on us when we don't even know it. More
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About Troy Aaron Ratliff

Troy Aaron Ratliff was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio and self educated in writing, art and voice impersonations. When he's not reading, writing and cooking up his next monstrosity, you can generally find him defending the galaxy from the forces of evil, feeding hippopotamuses, dining with foreign dignitaries and zen masters, waking up to his supermodel wife, altering the space-time inter-dimensional warp or, more than likely, stuck in traffic somewhere in Southern California on his magic carpet.

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Review by: Robert Zimmermann on May 14, 2012 :
This story wasn't the best thing I've ever read, but it was far from being the worst...so don't run away from it, please.

I thought there were some good parts to it, such as, the relationship between the characters. The relationship between the main character and the bridge was even worth mentioning. Though especially with the later of these two, I think they could have been altered slightly to feel stronger for me.

The main character, for me, wasn't that easy to follow. There was a switch between his five year old point of view and the point of view of however old he is at the time he "writes down the story." This wouldn't be much of a problem though I think it was too jumbled and hard to decipher the differences between the two. I mention this because the mentality and memory capability of a five year old is drastically different than that of an adult. I would have liked to see clearer what was a recalling of the 5-year-old's self and what was a reflection from the present on the past events.

I think overall I was left feeling like I needed something more. Maybe a little more depth to the whole thing. It may have been the right amount of depth for other readers, but I felt it lacked a little bit. There was more to be said; more to be scene. I wouldn't mind reading an expanded version. As I said, this wasn't a bad story; just not fully to my liking.

I still don't see a reason not to check this one out.
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Review by: Ann Rayne on Jan. 3, 2012 :
This standout Free Story held my interest, flowed well and ultimately stayed in my thoughts. Great Read!
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Review by: Tanya Wade on Sep. 17, 2011 :
Brings tears to your eyes, and makes you miss fleeting moments, with the ones we've lost...
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Review by: Ryan Chambliss on Sep. 2, 2011 :
Brisk character development enhances the narrative, and makes you think. Overall a good short story.
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Review by: Alandra Davis on July 15, 2011 :
This is a reminiscent story of life’s little fleeting moments. A simple memory that will always be with you, and will grow in significance over time. After reading this,I started to search for my own high bridge moment. I’m looking forward to more from this author.
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