Comment on The Boundary

  1. Quote from Caroline in the City about feedback.

    Oh, my gosh! I'm so glad you liked it! ;^; It was a fun story to write, because while "The Promised Land" is my favourite Springsteen song, I don't listen to "Darkness on the Edge of Town" a lot normally. And listening to the latter brought me to the former, and suddenly, story!

    I feel like you and I are on similar wavelengths regarding Springsteen's lyrics. There's such a sense of the walls closing in on you, I think--and sometimes the narrators know it, and sometimes they don't. And worse, sometimes they aren't sure whether they want to admit that they know it. (I get that sense with Mary and the narrator in "The River"--speaking of Springsteen songs that require fic, omg.) There's that halo of safety that one might have in a small town, ringed by the danger of the encroaching unknown...but do you want to sacrifice your freedom and happiness for that safety? It's a hard balance, and I think it makes for characters with fascinating inner and outer conflicts.

    Thank you for such a kind comment! ♥ Augh, I'm so glad you liked this story.

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