A compelling narrative of past and present
This extremely well structured story, which has a strong focus on the contrast between the present and the past, and how the past could've potentially shaped the present differently with one decision, is a compelling narrative with a vivid use of description throughout.
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The narrative has a predominant focus on the possibility of what could've been, shaping the present and future of the main character, Cooper.
Throughout the story, we see him reconsidering and reevaluating his life, as conflict develops in one of his most central relationships. It sends him revisiting the past and reaching out to an old friend whose presence has had a strong impact on him. We see him toying with the idea of putting an end to the relationship and rekindling an old one.
With the help of this friend, the conflict resolves itself nicely by the end and closes with a depiction of Cooper leading a life with someone he could've had with someone else, but ultimately did not work out.
A quick, enthralling and intriguing read, that with a touch of editing to correct some minor punctuation and grammar overlooks, would be the perfect choice for anyone who has a couple of hours to spare. I highly recommend.