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Hi. I know it's past the 'peer review deadline' but any feedback you give me on this would be appreciated. Thanks :)
I liked how this story was one that connected to a larger point. About owning your faith when others might not be accepting of it atlas not right away.
The anger at something but then accepting it and moving on but thinking back to that time when something happens or you use an object given.
There wasn't a ton of reflection, if any at all, until the end of the story. The deck of card design keeps popping back in and then connects at the end.
The ending worked well but Im wondering if there is perhaps another way to hit a bigger impact onto readers.
Your story has meaning and a personal connect that you feel strongly about, it also has some emotion behind it too which are good when trying to connect to readers.
I suggest to find alternative words for "he said" "mom said" "I said" They're boring after the first few and are commonly use to use different ones like, replied, countered, explained, etc.
I lost faith a long time ago but I like the meaning behind this and get the message you're trying to put out there. so thank you for that and keep writing.