Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Prettiest Thing - Chapter Twenty-Two

As I promised, chapter twenty-two of The Prettiest Thing has been posted on AFF.net so check it out for me and thank you to everyone who reviewed chapter twenty-one for me. That definitely was not a popular chapter of the story amongst readers but I really appreciate the feedback I got on it. Please give me feedback on this new chapter. Below, are pictures of Rick and Afton Benson, Joy's parents, who are finally mentioned and a picture of Joy. In chapter twenty-three, Lyla and Andy make their story return as well as more interaction with Brett, Alex and Joanna and Joy's decision. Thank you for reading and reviewing.

Joy

Afton

Rick

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

So happy to see a new chapter so fast. Thanks! I'm going to read now, but I will review later.

Shanna

Anonymous said...

Another great chapter!

I'm so glad Ella asked Brett to go with her & that he was holding her hand while she was getting it done so cute! But i'm not really liking this whole thing about Ella wanting to change who she is. Hope she doesn't take that too far or she'll turn into Monty who is just annoying me more & more! I'm really glad she got it done though, hope to see more developments in her relationship with Brett soon ;)

Poor Trevor & Joy though god I feel so bad for the both of them. Hope they talk things through properly before she makes her decision.

Can't wait to see more of Lyla & Andy in the next chapter as well. I love this story so much!

L x

Anonymous said...

Hey Kate,

Joy is beautiful in that picture. You have picked my favorite actress to be Afton. I am a huge fan of Kate Blanchett. I think she is a brilliant actress. I think Ella needs a good sister advice from Lyla on what is going on with her.

7years

Anonymous said...

I get the feeling that Monty's going to get all weird possessive/jealous. I hope that's not true!
Brett deserves to be a little bit shunted after how he messed with Ellas emotions, but I really hope that they work it out, sooner than later!
Love the story... I hope Ella's just going through a bit of a rough patch... I love her character too much to have her want to change!
Keep up the good work!
<3

Anonymous said...

Hey there!
So that last bit with Monty was a little bit... odd/strange. I hope he doesn't turn into a super-possesive type but if that was the case I wouldn't feel so badly about Ella choosing Brett over him - so maybe it will all work out. *grin*

The part with Ella, Corey, and Brett was fun and I have to admit that I am really wanting some more Brett/Ella interaction. I know that they are friends and that they know each other very well but we don't get to see them hang out or talk very often. A lot of it is their inner thoughts and not very much actual dialouge between the two. Hopefully there will be more of that in the future? I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I'm feeling so badly for Trevor and Joy - it seems to be an impossible decision. Trevor needs to be there for Joy one way or another though I can totally understand his feelings about it. Fact is that he cares for her and she for him and they will be stronger together then seperated.

Thanks for updating and as always great job!!!
~HMC

Anonymous said...

Hey Kate,

I have these songs for you to get inspired to:
Aberlin "Paperthin Hymn"
City and Colour "The Girl"
Paramore "That's What You Get"

7years

littlewiseone said...

Kate, I finally signed up for an account, Yea, Me!

Anyway I jest wanted to say I really liked this chapter. I think it was a good set up for some things to come.

Shanna

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks for the fast update.

I like how Brett was the one to go with Ella to get her tattoo. Even though he doesn't see why she wants to or needs to change, I like how he was there for one of the first steps of her change. Hopefully he'll continue to be there for her. I think she needs to explore a relationship with Monty so she knows exactly what she wants with Brett. Once she and Brett do get together, I can see them be together forever - they just seem so perfect together.

Monty asking about Brett going with Ella was interesting. Maybe a little possessive? He can probably see the attraction between the two and is worried. Loved the chapter, Kate and can't wait until the next one.

-Steph

Anonymous said...

Fantastic again, I love Brett holding Ella's hand !! So sweet! And it's true that Monty is starting to realize is not the one for her, or that when she'll have to choose a person to help her he won't be the first on her list ..
bulma-veggie

Anonymous said...

I hope Monty doesn't go all possessive on Ella.On another note,you didn't answer my question about your inspiration for Joy and Trevor. :( I posted it as part of my review for chapter 21 i believe.I'll ask it again,anyway.Did your inspiration for when Trevor first sees Joy dancing come from Friday Night Lights (the TV show)?Cause i remember a scene in season one where Matt sees Julie Taylor dancing through a window or something.It just seemed very similar to when Trevor first lays eyes on Joy...

~Alexandra

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for Trevor. I hope he actually talks to someone about it. I'm interested to see his parents' reaction if and when they find out.

This Brett/Ella/Monty triangle looks like it is going to get ugly... I hope Monty doesn't go the possessive route. I see him being really insecure, with reason, especially the more Brett asserts how he feels about Ella. But I stand firm in my belief that Monty is good for Ella right now. It's not going to be easy to be Ella, but hopefully she gets to have some more fun along the way.

I hope to see more of Lyla and Andy soon.

Thanks for updating. Good job!
J

Anonymous said...

actually, it looks like Joy is not happy with her decision and Trevo is getting so depressed, and me too, so sad...THE TRIANGLE, i think Monty is showing his colors that is somewhat being possesive towards Ella, and the fact that he knows there is something going on with Brett and Ella...I hope to read a new chapter on this soon.

Amanda said...

More Drama but this time it's Monty and Ella is going to pick up on it soon right? Great chapter and now I really want to read the next one

Anonymous said...

Hey Kate,

How's your Tuesday? I have a song that fits Brett and Ella perfectly. "No One Really Wins" by Copeland, enjoy, haha.

7years