It is hard to describe how deeply a well written short story affects you. It invokes in you those emotions which you cannot really describe, only feel. You go with the protagonist, like a silent ghost, experiencing vicariously all that they do, wringing your hands in despair sometimes, calling out to them to stop at other times, but deeply involved nevertheless in all that they do. For those brief moments, you are a part of their lives -- feeling the emotions they feel through your mind. It is a surreal feeling, truly like entering another body and coming back to your own when the story is over.
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