Towyn, to get such poor marks at this time of the month
(2,3,2,2,2,1,1,2) is mad frustrating, especially as the story has been in the top ten since 02/06. You must've spent a lot of time writing that review - and for that I thank you - it's a pity you didn't notice that it was a short story, and not the opening pages to a novel. Not sure what to make of any of your comments, the opening paragraph especially.
Once again, thank you for your time. And best of luck with your own writing.
Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.