Date: 05/03/2016 12:03 PM Title: Chapter 1
I've read this probably half a dozen times and I always love it. (yes, I know, I've commented before.) It is a nice trick to tell a story just through e-mails and still hit the gut-punch wrap.
As a reader, you can't help but feel for both of them once it becomes clear who they really are. And the screen names you picked are so perfect. :-)
Date: 04/15/2012 7:51 AM Title: Chapter 1
This is such a unique and clever premise for a story. I feel so bad for Jinpei at the end.
Author's Response: Thanks. I felt bad for Jinpei too, because that must reopen the grief of losing Joe. -- actually, I also feel bad for Joe because Joe has to realize he's hurting Jinpei by cutting contact, but continuing it was just too dangerous. And then he loses Jinpei all over again.
Date: 01/09/2009 2:40 PM Title: Chapter 1
This one always gets me. Poor Jinpei, talking to Joe and not knowing it. I have to wonder what Joe's reaction was when he figured out who it was he had been talking to. (I have no doubt that he did.)
Author's Response: He did -- when he said "What's your brother's name?" and then afterward there's no response from him ever again. Thanks!