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Review of Seasons  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
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What brought OctOGRE thIng meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Pointright* I am a judge for the "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about what an unruly group of siblings mother nature has to cope with in the seasons. You personify them just right, with spring being the most flighty and headstrong. I find that to be the case every year.

But they never seem to be able to stick to that plan do they? I wrote as summer continued to linger way into October. *Headbang*


What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I thought this was timely and very amusing. It helps to picture the seasons as troublesome children who will not listen. If only they and everything could be so organized, eh? But that's a dream that will rarely come true and never all sticking to the plan in one year. I don't think that's ever happened in my lifetime that I can remember. There is always one outlier or renegade in the mix.

This year I long for fall in the same way I thought that there wasn't any spring. We went right from winter to summer, you just can't please me I reckon. *Laugh*

Your story is very entertaining and timely and it made me smile. Very fine!

*Thumbsup*

Thanks again for entering the contest and giving me something amusing to read!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I have read. In that sense they are unique to me. I am who I am, that sort of thing. They are not meant to be harsh critiques or wildly critical editing forays because that is not what I enjoy here. I enjoy my reading and seeing what creativity writers bring to the table and I am pleased to read and review your work - well done! I appreciate the work and effort it takes to enter the site contest very much.

This review was written and stored in my review tool on the morning of October 5, 2019. It is to be sent out within 48 hours of when the winners are announced so if it is not timely in any respect, chalk it up to that delay. In other words, don't blame me. *Laugh*

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
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What brought OctOGRE thIng meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Pointright* I am a judge for the "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about the amusing banter between these hapless burglars. At first it seems like Mort is the brains of the outfit and in many ways he is. However, Jimmy seems more in touch and intuitive - at least more observant of his surroundings and because of that he has a better time of it and more coping skills.

The foreshadowing is deliciously ominous.

The love of a kitty cat can be a very powerful force. I liked the plans for Marie, also. Jimmy presents a much more sympathetic character and Mort is the self-appointed leader of the expedition. He's a bit full of himself and needs his just deserts delivered in such a shocking and magical way, if you ask me. He ignores Jimmy's admonitions at his ultimate peril.

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup* I thought your story was very well told and chillingly amusing, which goes right with reading it in this month leading up to Halloween. Your descriptions took me right there with you and all the dialogue seemed very true to character and situation, with many a chuckle at these inept thieves.

I enjoyed reading and contemplating Mort's ultimate fate. He'd better watch out in that tank. *Laugh*

Thanks again for entering the contest and giving me something funny to read!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I have read. They are not meant to be harsh critiques or wildly critical editing forays because that is not what I enjoy here. I enjoy my reading and seeing what creativity writers bring to the table and I am pleased to read and review your work - well done! I appreciate the work and effort it takes to enter the site contest very much.

This review was written and stored in my review tool on the morning of October 5, 2019. It is to be sent out within 48 hours of when the winners are announced so if it is not timely in any respect, chalk it up to that delay. Whatever you do, don't blame anything on me. *Laugh*

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.5)
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What brought OctOGRE thIng meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Pointright* I am a judge for the "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* This was very amusing for everyone but the husband. He has a reckoning coming his way. I was wondering what a taste for "ear" might do to a kitty cat. I won't get my haircut without thinking about that ear of his. Very memorable.

I guess it's a lesson about being careful what you wish for with the wife and not to fully trust for the husband.

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup* I was amused by how quickly the wife adapted to and adjusted for the change in circumstances. At any cost, she wants to avoid being discovered for her mistake. Then there is how easily the husband was led to believe things had changed because of a different perspective. He does not come off as too bright in this whole scenario, while the wife seems to be in control of everything except the cat. While that is technically true, it seems as if the husband is easily led, which is pretty amusing and inspiring.

The prospect of the kitty taking more ear bites looms over the whole proceedings in a macabre and amusing way for everyone but the guy who has the ears in question.

This was inspiring of giggling in a chilling and frightening way. I respect all cats and give them their space. *shivers* It is also a voyage into the macabre for October reading and I appreciate that very much!

Thanks again for entering the contest and giving me something funny to read!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I have read. They are not meant to be harsh critiques or wildly critical editing forays because that is not what I enjoy here. I enjoy my reading and seeing what creativity writers bring to the table and I am pleased to read and review your work - well done!

This review was written and stored in my review tool on October 3, 2019. It is to be sent out within 48 hours of when the winners are announced so if it is not timely in any respect, chalk it up to that delay.

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | (4.5)
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What brought OctOGRE thIng meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Pointright* I am a judge for the "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I think that everyone who has ever had to work for a living will identify with your protagonist. Somewhere along the way a bully boss was encountered. It never seems to lead to anything good. The fight is a way to get some power back I reckon. The line is sort of blurred between good and evil once the trouble boils up.

I could picture it happening and the building rage. Well, you never know what will tip the scales toward catastrophe in one corner and jubilant victory in another. The analogy to the bad step parent scenario seemed to be an apt one.

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup* The last bit about giving an incorrect name implies that our hero felt this was a doomed adventure right from the start.

I liked picturing the boss in this corner. It was a satisfying conclusion to a troublesome relationship. Very amusing also!

The first person narration is a good choice as it makes it easy for the reader to identify with our hero.

Thanks again for entering the contest and giving me something with a bit of poetic justice and amusement to read!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I have read. They are not meant to be harsh critiques or wildly critical editing forays because that is not what I enjoy here. I enjoy my reading and seeing what creativity writers bring to the table and I am pleased to read and review your work - well done! I appreciate the work and effort it takes to enter the site contest very much.

This review was written and stored in my review tool on the morning of October 6, 2019. It is to be sent out within 48 hours of when the winners are announced so if it is not timely in any respect, chalk it up to that delay. I was here and did the reading in a timely fashion and I greatly enjoyed the experience.

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review of Dingbat!  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.5)
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What brought OctOGRE thIng meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Pointright* I am a judge for the "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?{

*Cool**Idea* We join Izzy in her quest to find the ingredients for some special magic. There is a great deal of humor and sympathy for her in her quest. The amusement and bemusement increases and the sympathy wanes. Izzy is up to something, it's clear as can be.


What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I like how you weave the title and picture into the resolution at the end or the impression we are left with. We all would yell Dingbat at her if given the chance and the provocation I reckon.

I especially liked the bit with the dog ingredient. I could picture that and the confusion that would ensue for the dog walker. It seems like trouble was on the way for everyone in this delightful tale, most appropriate for October reading. *Laugh*

*Thumbsup*

Thanks again for entering the contest and giving me something amusing to read!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I have read. They are not meant to be harsh critiques or wildly critical editing forays because that is not what I enjoy here. I enjoy my reading and seeing what creativity writers bring to the table and I am pleased to read and review your work - well done! I appreciate the work and effort it takes to enter the site contest very much.

This review was written and stored in my review tool on the morning of October 6, 2019. It is to be sent out within 48 hours of when the winners are announced so if it is not timely in any respect, chalk it up to that delay. I did my reading and reviewing in plenty of time, so no potions or bats to be sent for me!

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review of The irony  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
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What brought OctOGRE thIng meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Pointright* I am a judge for the "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* This delightfully quirky tale is told from the point of view of a reincarnated moth named Ashton. Ashton used to be a girl who hated moths. She did herself in and was rewarded coming back as something she hated.

Her goal is to impress a boy, but a moth cannot do that in the way she wants it to be done.

There is a lot of humor and frustration with her predicament. Well nothing is perfect and no life is perfect - that was the amusing message I was left with.


What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup* This is very original and clever and I enjoyed reading.

You were disqualified because of no word count included with the story. This contest has a few rules that have to be followed or else that's what happens. I suspect this might have been over the word limit, but I'm not sure since there is no count. I enjoyed reading and thinking about Ashton and the irony presented, which is quite intriguing.

Don't feel alone in being disqualified, it's happened to me also as recently as January of this year. I just goofed up is all. I figured you might enjoy a review although we are only required to review qualified entries - reviewing disqualified ones is optional.

Thanks again for entering the contest and giving me something amusing to read!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I have read. They are not meant to be harsh critiques or wildly critical editing forays because that is not what I enjoy here. I enjoy my reading and seeing what creativity writers bring to the table and I am pleased to read and review your work - well done! I appreciate the work and effort it takes to enter the site contest very much.

This review was written and stored in my review tool on October 7, 2019. It is to be sent out within 48 hours of when the winners are announced so if it is not timely in any respect, chalk it up to that delay. I was here, I did read in a timely manner and I enjoyed that experience. Take that for what it's worth I reckon.

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review of Bo Dockett  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.5)
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What brought OctOGRE thIng meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Pointright* I am a judge for the "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I think that Bo was pretty lucky to have such a caring and efficient wife, who didn't panic. With friends like Buttman, who needs enemies.

I enjoyed reading your story and wanted to send a review. You were disqualified because there was originally no word count and the story was edited during October, after the deadline (maybe to add the word count?)

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I liked how you build up to the surprise ending - you did that very well.

*Thumbsup*

Thanks again for entering the contest and giving me something entertaining to read!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I have read. They are not meant to be harsh critiques or wildly critical editing forays because that is not what I enjoy here. I enjoy my reading and seeing what creativity writers bring to the table and I am pleased to read and review your work - well done! I appreciate the work and effort it takes to enter the site contest very much.

Don't feel bad about being disqualified. It's happened to me before as recently as last January, it happens. Just in the future read and reread the rules carefully before submitting is my best advice. That is what I am trying to do with my own stuff.

This review was written and stored in my review tool on October 20, 2019. It is to be sent out within 48 hours of when the winners are announced so if it is not timely in any respect, chalk it up to that delay.

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review of Postage Due  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.0)
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What brought OctOGRE thIng meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Pointright* I am a judge for the "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I enjoyed your quirky tale of frustration at the government with its postage due.

Who is to afford anything these days much, eh?


What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup* I liked your character descriptions.

Your story was disqualified because a requirement for entering the site contest is having a paid membership.

Thanks again for entering the contest and giving me something entertaining to read!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I have read. They are not meant to be harsh critiques or wildly critical editing forays because that is not what I enjoy here. I enjoy my reading and seeing what creativity writers bring to the table and I am pleased to read and review your work! I appreciate the work and effort it takes to enter the site contest very much.

I, too, have been disqualified from the site contest for not following the rules(as recently as last January) so I know that's frustrating, but keep writing and telling your story whatever you do.

This review was written and stored in my review tool on October 20, 2019. It is to be sent out within 48 hours of when the winners are announced so if it is not timely in any respect, chalk it up to that delay.

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review of The Playground  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: ASR | (5.0)
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What brought tHiNg/Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You entered "The Writer's Cramp today so I am in a reviewing kind of mood.

What does tHiNg/hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about Brian and all his bad influence. There is the sense of foreboding from our narrator, but I feared for him, not Brian. I was surprised when Brian was the one who ended up the way he did.

What does hooves moo and tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I liked how you surprised me at the end. Well, it sounds like Brian is a big dose of trouble however we slice it. I was glad our storyteller was unscathed by the experience.

Nice work!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I have read and the thoughts that I have. They are not meant to be harsh critiques or detailed editing forays because that's not what I enjoy.

I enjoyed reading your story very much!

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again
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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
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What brought the Hand of THiNG to your port?

*Ghost* You have graciously entered "The Writer's Cramp. I am reading the entries as I am the judge today.

What Does THiNG think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* This made me nod with approval. This is exactly why I have only cell phones that turn off at night. I do not want to be startled awake by something ominous.

What does THiNG applaud about while reading your item?

This was a very clever and original response to the prompt and I could identify with the night angst.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

THiNG a.k.a. HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. 4ps

*Pumpkin*SometHiNg*Witchhat*

I am not an expert on poetry or prose. I am merely a reader who loves to read. I am not a proofreader and would rather do most anything else rather than proof read. That is what proofreaders get paid to do. I share my experiences when I read and try not to blabber on too much. I enjoyed visiting with you!

*Leaf*END OF SometHiNg*Leaf*



Ta Ta until we meet again....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again
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Review of Uhm? Hmm.  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | N/A (Review only item.)
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What brought tHiNg/Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You entered "The Writer's Cramp so I'm here for a nice read and review on a Tuesday morning.

What does tHiNg/hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*Wow, that lasagne sounds heavenly. Yum Yum. The title is very humorous when it comes to marital communication. Sounds like an intense exchange. *Laugh*

What does hooves moo and tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup*This very entertaining story reminded me of the saying about no good deed going unpunished. That uber stuff always sounded a bit dodgy to me.

Fine story. Very descriptive, action-packed and humorous. Well done.

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. I love to read and send reviews. It has been lovely to visit with you!

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again
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Review of Ladybug Beach  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
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What brought tHiNg/Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I was drawn in by the call of the Ladybug.

What does tHiNg/hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about your syllables per line. You have a good rhythm going here. You maintain a couplet rhyme scheme throughout, using ten or less syllables.

My favorite lines are where you keep it to seven syllables, which you do a lot.

Watching syllable count is a tHiNg I like to do. Shakespeare kept it consistent and he did pretty well.

What does tHiNg/hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This part was my favorite couplet:

Ladybugs were crawling everywhere! (9 syllables, so still under 10)
Some were even in my hair! (7 syllables)

This could explain the itchy in your barn. Well, it even made me itch a little and also made me smile.

Well done, Itch!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are pretty much my reactions to things, sometimes as a reading hand and sometimes as a bull. Today you were dealt a hand.

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Greetings and salutations!!

I saw this poll and decided to take it but none of the choices applied, so here is a review with my thoughts.

I appreciate any and all reviews as long as they aren't mean or personally insulting or deliberately discouraging.

So, someone saying "Good job" means a lot to me. When I have met famous authors, I get shy and tongue tied and all I can say is I love your work. I could say a lot more, but it is a pat on the back I reckon. Some days logging in and seeing something that says "I enjoy your writing" can mean the difference between logging out for a day or a month to me. Or I connected with what you said is a big deal to me. I love it as a reader when I connect strongly to what I read.

There have been some here who are so kind and thorough and I give them points to show my appreciation, which is heartfelt.

There are also those here who wrote me detailed things where they tore me to shreds. Not the writing always, me personally. Or maybe it is hard to separate the two. I think sometimes the detailed critique-y-ers (sp?) don't know the difference there. Some of the ones who are most vain about their reviewing, don't have a clue what they are on about. And I say that as someone who regularly rewards public reviewers.

Like the Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once opined, "I know it when I see it" when it comes to a good review. He was talking about something different, but the same thing applies.

Ratings are subjective opinions that I respect. I mark the later stuff so they can't rate it, and just tell me what they think though. Maybe I am contradicting myself there, but it's my choice.

Interesting poll that made me think and write a novel for a review. See you at the masquerade!

*Heartv*

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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
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What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You invited me to come read so here I am. Thank you for all the time and dedication you put into your reviewing also!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I like all these ideas. I tried to give a prompt telling people to personify an umbrella and write about its journey. I think only one wrote to the prompt, but it's summer time and the livin is easy and all that.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I like all the ideas, especially the moose. A guy on here used to write about a butter moose that was the color of butter. That was in the beginning of the site. His name was Yemassee and he was from Maine. He has since passed on, but he had a lot of fun with the personification thing.

I once read about a guy's nose that went missing. It was in a Russian short story. I like when writers use their imaginations to personify. It makes the writing very enjoyable for me.

Nice article. Cows, Cats and Basset Hounds are nice, too.


*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. It has been lovely to visit with you!

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review of Poverty  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: E | (5.0)
My Sweet Girl on Her 8th Birthday

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am trying to get back to doing the I Write in 2019 activity after a long break. Also, you were kind and sent me a nice review for my poem so here I am.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* This is a poetic exploration of poverty and what it means to live without things that other people take for granted. Finding out that this exists and understanding what it means might bring a lot of us up short.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I like that faith can be the great savior and uniting influence. We all get to a point in life where we lose things. That is part of what life is about. Losing and coping with loss. There is an argument that the loss may be more dear to someone who has never had things. I don't know if this is true, but it's something to think about.

This part stays with me:

"Poverty means traveling lightly through life
Unhampered and unhindered
By maintenance and protection
of property and possessions."

This really does not sound like a bad way to be to me, but I'm closer to the end than the beginning.

I thought this was thought provoking and intriguing. I will try not to take so much for granted until I forget again.

Brilliant writing!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are meant to be my reactions to the reading and not harsh critiques or editing forays. I sort of do what I enjoy - do my thing. Grandma, here, doing my thing.

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review of Pretty Ugly Words  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Photo Taken By My Human June 2009

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I am doing the I Write in 2019 activity and you posted before me in the forum. It is my pleasure to read and review your work.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*What a joyful and moving poetic tribute to a very beloved son.

I have a grandson (with red hair instead of the blond of your poem) who just turned 9. He still loved to cuddle and show me picture of baby animals when he was 8, but he's into sports also and very active. I related to this in a big way because of him, but from the point of view of a grandma.

It's fun to do anything with my grandchildren. *Heart* It is inspiring that you can stop and appreciate long enough to write poetry and capture the magic of your young man.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup* Children are such gifts to our lives, aren't they?

I also loved the notion that the world is their gym when they are into sports at that age and everything good (I hope) is ahead of them.

Very well written and inspiring poetry that brought a smile to me.

Well done!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be detailed critiques or harsh edits. We all have our own style as reviewers. I bring my experience to the reading and give you my perspective and reaction. I enjoyed visiting with you on a sunny morning in August.

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I am doing the I Write in 2019 activity and I posted after you in the forum.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* You have an intriguing story about a family who holds their secrets close. They also know how to roll with the times and punches in order to survive.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I enjoyed the fact that legalizing something is usually bad for business. I wonder about that and the psychology behind supply and demand when it comes to an illegal substance. People always pay more for stuff when it is forbidden I reckon.

This sounds like a smart, if somewhat nefarious type of family. Nefarious is a word I use a lot lately because I enjoy it. Maybe it applies here and maybe not. I went with it does apply. It read like the beginning of something longer, but you pack a lot of information and intrigue and interest into a few words.

Nicely done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my attempt at sharing my thoughts. I am not into detailed edits or razor sharp critiques much. I read, enjoyed and this is what I thought. Sometimes I share my humor, which not everyone gets. Well, whatever, we have to be ourselves don't we?

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review of The Shoe  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
An Unusual Suspect of The Bovine Kind



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I gave the prompt for this in "The Writer's Cramp. I was not the ultimate judge, but I was interested to see what you writers would do.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

In a story, rich in description and imagination a bad day turns around with a romantic twist.

You might be interested to know that the prompt came from a visit I made to a local Italian restaurant on Monday evening. The waitress came out of the back of the place, waving a high heeled shoe that she found under a table. My husband and I and the owner of the restaurant started to muse about what could be the story behind the shoe and a prompt was born.

You have done wonderful things with this prompt!

*Cool**Idea*

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I like the heart that went into this and the notion that something on a very bad day can be turned around into the best day in a character's life. What a wonderful and inspiring thought! Maybe this could be developed into a longer story or a novel. I was curious to see what might happen between the characters.

I noticed that you did not put your word count in the contest forum as required. You get this with that editing gear thing. When you edit and point at the gear, one of the choices is "Word count". Once you get this you can post it in the contest forum in the future. For poems, we require a line count, for short stories, word count. Just a word to the wise for future reference.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. I am not much for detailed editing attempts or harsh critiques. My review is a reaction to what I have read. I enjoyed what you did with my prompt, that's for sure.

Well done!

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review of The Shoe  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I gave the prompt for this in "The Writer's Cramp. I was not the judge, but I wanted to see what the writers did with my prompt so here I am to read.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* This is very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat, wondering what would happen next. Your descriptions are impeccable and you set the scene very well using my prompt.

You might be interested to know that the prompt came from a visit I made to a local Italian restaurant on Monday evening. The waitress came out of the back of the place, waving a high heeled shoe that she found under a table. My husband and I and the owner of the restaurant started to muse about what could be the story behind the shoe and a prompt was born.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

You took my little prompt and soared with it.

I noticed that you did not include your word count in the entry in the forum. Just something you might want to do in the future. It does not take away from the fact that your story is a stellar one in the thriller/suspense genre. When you click on that editing gear thingy, one of the choices is "word count". Just in case, I thought I would mention that.

Well done, indeed!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be harsh critiques or editing forays. I do not feel qualified to do either one of those things and I do not enjoy trying to do that. So, my review is a reaction to what i, as a reader, thought and felt while reading your work.

I am honored with what you did with my prompt. Your imagination took flight. Way to go!

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: ASR | N/A (Review only item.)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I saw that you had added this and came to read and send a review.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* It is good for the kitten the way things worked out. You never know when you will be in a position to help someone else to have a better life.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I liked how India revealed her soft heart through helping the kitten. She didn't have to say anything because her actions said it all. Sometimes people are noble in what they do in life and this is one of those times.

*Heartp*

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. I love to read and send reviews. It has been lovely to visit with you!

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again
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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: ASR | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok


What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I came to visit and read in your Blog City Journal.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I think that all of your rules make a lot of sense, common sense. I don't think a lot of people have it now. I do not know why that is true.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

My big thing is these guys who walk around in stores and in parking lots screaming into their cell phones with bad language. I have seen that a number of times lately. If I am getting into my car near them I like to lay on the horn close to them.

Sometimes I am convinced there is no one on the other end and it's a one way conversation. But just in case it's not I like for the other party to realize that other people are hearing the whole thing from the other side. Just my way of scolding without engaging I guess.

All these make a lot of sense, which is in short supply these days everywhere.

Nice work! *Heartv*

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews aren't meant to be harsh critiques or nasty grams. It is just me saying hi and I enjoyed reading pretty much.

Well done!

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again
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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You visited me with a nice review so here I am to read and review.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought that they should have done more earlier (Shelia and Tim) to remedy the situation before it got out of hand.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I liked your analogy to taking care of problems and building a foundation for success that addresses issues before they get out of hand. The thing about freezing and not doing anything really struck a note. I think a lot of us do that or ignore things and then they might spiral out of control.

The monthly fee sounded a little steep to me, but maybe you explain elsewhere what everything entails.

I thought this was well written and very thought provoking. Nicely done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are not meant to be harsh critiques or detailed editing forays. I don't enjoy giving or getting either one of those. I did enjoy visiting you.

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again
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Review of To Trust It  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.5)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the screen. It is always a pleasure to read your work!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* In this world of deception and outright lies, it is hard to know what to believe. To trust it. I don't think that we can ever do that, without closer inspection. Everything has a reason and an agenda behind it, unless you account for faith in the mix.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This part stays with me:

"Spilling out wisdom
Of course at a price
Sanity is an illusion
Perpetrated upon
The collected masses"

Maybe the only thing that reveals the "truth" to all of us is time. The passage of time and patience is what is needed to see beyond the lies.

Fine poem with a lot of thought and wisdom to share!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are not meant to be harsh critiques or editing lectures as I do not enjoy doing those or getting those. I did enjoy visiting with you!

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again



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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You sent me some nice reviews recently so here I am to read and review.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I think this is very well written. Your focus in on your clients.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

You have listened and paid attention to what your clients want and need. Listening is a wonderful part of growing as a business. You must listen to your customers and clients to get the direction on what they need.

Nicely done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

I read and I react. I do not go in for big editing lectures or harsh critiques. That just isn't me or my style. I hope my review has been encouraging and helpful. That's the most I can hope for as a goal.

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again
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Review of Regret and Sorrow  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You sent me a very nice review. I am late with this visit because I was in one of those pits you describe so well. I would get on here, intending to review, then think what is the point. Not a fun place, but I am sorry for the delay.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* The title really does say a lot. Regret is a hard thing, but sorrow. That can break us if we don't watch out. When I have the regretful feelings, I get angry.

The sorrow can lay me out flat. It makes a lot of effort seem pointless.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This part at the beginning was my favorite:

"I've been down the road of
regret and sorrow.
It's littered with tantalizing glass,
sharp metal, and unanswered promises."

Unanswered promises. That is a tricky thing too. It could be a minefield, depending on who is doing the answering.

I thought this was powerful and moving. Sometimes, we read things on here when we are meant to read them. I believe that today I was meant to read your eloquent words. I have a lot of anger that I have to work out about the way some things have been done. That's never an easy or fun journey. But we keep trying to try. That's all that we can do and move forward in life and on here I reckon.

Well done, indeed!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

I am not a fan of editing forays or harsh critiques. Everyone is someone's child on here. Pushed to the side and dismissed am I though so no one should take what I say as a roadmap to follow because I haven't got a clue.

(Maybe) Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2019! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride Again


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