tbaker2500 wrote:Nice story! I really liked it.
Thank you, Tom. <TEASER>I imagine that the theme is not unfamiliar to you at this point, actually, I think that you may well be seeing Toshie appear elsewhere in some of my writing that you are privately acquanted with.
Interestingly, I didn't feel that the story dictated that this was a split personality. It could have been something as mundane as a magical mirror.
I have strongly accepted the philosophy that I've heard through the years and still to this day, from real authors, that the story belongs to the reader. One thing I'm trying for here, is to describe an idea well that ends up being a good depiction to a story I have in my mind, while leave the mystery of whatever magical/psychological/other pyhenomenen in occurring up to the reader (and myself as the reader, when I look it over again from the readers perspectivel.
I think that a useful purpose of vagueness (not at the expense of vividness) is to allow for interpretations such as yours.
(btw, that's really using Occam's Razor, there, Tom. Loved your take on the story.