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The Washington Post on Creigh Deeds

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Good work can still be done

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Amazing story, and as one of the commenters pointed out, Deeds really needs to find a therapist.
  3. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Very powerful work.
  4. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    He sure does. Gosh, what a powerful piece and such a sad story. As he's being brutally attacked by his son, he tells him he loves him. I can't even begin to grasp the physical and mental pain Deeds feels.
  5. Meatie Pie

    Meatie Pie Member

    Found myself getting fatigued as a reader about halfway through. Think it could have done the same job with about a third of the words.

    Powerful, sad story to tell.
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Thank you for commending that to our attention.
  7. SecretSanta

    SecretSanta Member

    That was a gut-wrenching read. Thanks for sharing, Moddy.
  8. LWillhite

    LWillhite Member

    I politely disagree, Meatie.
    I thought the continuing onslaught helped the reader feel more like Deeds, who clearly can't escape his thoughts for any length of time.
  9. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    The block of exposition illustrating support from the public was nice, but it didn't really take the story anywhere.
  10. joe

    joe Active Member

    I think that whole passage showed how, no matter how well-intentioned, there's nothing anyone can do or say to ease his pain. And I didn't have a problem with how long that passage was; to me, the continual well-wishing just ratcheted up the uncomfortableness for the reader, giving a small glimpse into how Deeds must feel all the time.

    Thanks, Moddy.
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