The Life of a Lily

The Life of a Lily

7 chapters / 13507 words

Approximately about 1 hour to read


"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in your life you will have been all of these." ~George Washington Carver


Writing, Novel



almost 4 years ago Maeve Cunningham said:

I really liked your story. It was different and quirky, the character Lily/Matilda was very realistic. And I loved the questioning of Why? Amazing job!


almost 4 years ago Ama Woronecki said:

Very well put together story! I like all the questions of "why" because it's existential.


almost 4 years ago Selena Brooks said:

You have a very unique, fascinating writing style. I love it! Your descriptions are amazing and I was pulled in from the very beginning. I love your cover, too :)



almost 4 years ago Zero Law said:

This was very intetesting. You made this very. Its well thought out and worded. Excellent.



over 3 years ago Charlie Moloney said:

Hey, just read your first chapter. Very good writing style. Nice and impressionistic. Interesting descriptions of things so I got a real sense of who the narrator was. Only thing I would suggest is to massively shorten it. You could cut almost half of this and your readers would still get the point. I haven't read the other chapters, but a short first chapter might help launch into the action a bit quicker. I really like the characterisation of the narrator though. its great how shes getting therapy but doing all she can to avoid thinking about it. Very real


almost 4 years ago Chantelle Mathewson said:

I read all four chapters that you have up at the moment, and I really liked what you've written. I liked the way you started it with Lilly's pondering of the question "Why are we here?" It set the tone of the story and let us know right off the bat the kind of person she is, as she kept going off on tangents like that throughout the rest of the story. I liked how you stretched the whole session out over the four chapters. Sometimes writing so little of a time over so many chapters can be a bad thing, but here, it worked perfectly. I also loved the therapist. I thought that you gave both of the characters a lot of personality right off the bat.

I really loved the flash back when she was telling the therapist about her mother and father. You could really feel her emotion in it although you also knew that she didn't want to be feeling it.

It made me start thinking, and that's a good thing. It left me with a lot of questions about her life and why she's even here in the first place. Very intriguing way to start a story. I've never read a story like this before. You're very talented. I can't wait to read more.