This story has a quiet pace to it. Unhurried from start to finish, and when it's done, there's a lingering quality about it. It stuck with me afterwards longer than other stories that I thought that I had enjoyed more, including some of the author's other pieces, and that's perhaps because of its slightly open-ended conclusion. I'm particularly fond of stories that follow me around after I'm done reading them, and I find they grow on me a little afterwards in a way that others don't. Even though I feel I like other stories by this author more, this is the one I most wanted to return to and read again.
(review of free book)