Reviews for Standing By
fleur de l'est chapter 1 . 9/7/2010
Wow, I think the long lines and repetition of 'stranger' has a hypnotic (I don't mean that in a bad way) effect which makes the words all mesh together, like a hazy memory. I really like the term 'persistence', it describes everything I hate about memories.. you know the thing is trivial and yet you can't get rid of it.

My favourite lines are

"You called a plague down on my senses.

I see your face when I sleep."

The second half is on the verge of cliche, but you've used it so well that it feels sincere; and a 'plague' is such a wonderful way to describe the scale of damange done by one little sting.