I am a 67-year-old Vietnam combat veteran with PTSD. I am divorced. I live by myself with my cat, Morticia. I have a lot of good friends who, along with the VA, have me stabilized and functional. I would enjoy making new friends - friends that want to chat, not just add.
Poetry written as prose or prose written as poetry, it is hard to make the distinction in Ms. DeLante's newest work. "Dreamer" is a short story this full of emotion dynamically presented in the written word. I hope to see more from this author.
Without a doubt there is talent here. This short story is emotionally engaging and psychologically correct. The only negative thing to say is that it is too short. There is enough room between the lines to create a beautiful novella – possibly even, a novel. Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the poetry. It was over before I was ready for it to be over.
This is a work of love, love not lost, love maintain within itself with no consciousness of physical realities. Love that transcends the harsh realities of life. Interwoven with great skill and psychological understanding, the wordsmith binds the lives of two friends, fully captivating the reader. Reading this once is not enough. One must reread, and reread this story. It pulls heavily on one’s heart.