I absolutely loved this short story! The author pulls you right in with her setting and the despair of her main character. I felt like I was right there with Valerie as she drove through that torrential storm and then got soaked going back and forth from her car to the hotel. I also felt the shift that took place as Valerie felt peace infuse itself into her soul. And the ending was just beautiful!
There are many times that I read a short story and feel frustrated because I feel like it should have been longer, as if there was so much more that could have been done with the story. This is not one of those times. This story is perfect just as it is. Every loose end has closure, and I felt complete with its ending. This is an absolute read for everyone! :-)