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Short Stories & Collections > The Last Rung on the Ladder-NS

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message 1: by Angie, Constant Reader (new) - rated it 5 stars

Angie | 2528 comments Mod
Discuss this story here!


Kandice | 3876 comments I've always just felt it was too sad. I usually skip it when I do a re-read, or a mini re-read (just a few of the stories) because it's a little too much. Maybe I should just go ahead and read it again.


Betsy Boo (betsyboo) | 195 comments It IS terribly sad. But it also reminds us to hold our loved ones close.


message 4: by Tek (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tek | 93 comments It's sadness is why I love it so much. For a short story to get such an emotional response. I think I'm gonna reread this tonight.


message 5: by Angie, Constant Reader (new) - rated it 5 stars

Angie | 2528 comments Mod
I would not read this story again. It is very sad to me too. It just goes to show how life can go by so fast and you keep meaning to call your sister and never do. I love the comparison though between jumping off the ladder and jumping off the building. The sister believed someone was there to save her and that someone was death. Sad!


message 6: by Chris , The Hardcase (new) - rated it 4 stars

Chris  (haughtc) | 1094 comments Mod
Did anyone else notice where the characters lived in their childhood?

Hemingford Home, Nebraska

That's where Mother Abagail was from.


Rachel | 701 comments Chris wrote: "Did anyone else notice where the characters lived in their childhood?

Hemingford Home, Nebraska

That's where Mother Abagail was from."


And where Ben Hapscomb (sp?) lived as an adult.


LinBee Yeah, I noticed that one too. Yet another tie in!


message 9: by Angie, Constant Reader (new) - rated it 5 stars

Angie | 2528 comments Mod
Totally missed these tie ins! Thanks!


message 10: by Lee (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lee | 15 comments I love this story. It always makes me cry, it's so sad. Sometimes it's good to be reminded of such things though, so you remember to appreciate what you have and cherish it.


message 11: by Angie, Constant Reader (new) - rated it 5 stars

Angie | 2528 comments Mod
Movie is done taping! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBOxn4...


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