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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: ASR | N/A (Review only item.)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok

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

*Thumbsupgreen* You had mentioned the Blog entry in our campfire, so I moseyed over to read and send a review.

What does HOOves think about while perusing your item?

I think you make a good choice for a book to be trapped in. That could lead to all kinds of fun and adventures!

*Cool**Idea*

What does HOOves moo appreciatively about while reading your item?

I like how you say how you would talk to the characters and straighten the troublemakers (like Wickham for instance) out.

This made me wonder if Jane Austen ever daydreamed about talking to her characters and interacting with them. Very creative! I enjoyed reading this and thinking about this book. I would like to get a big print version of it.

Well done!

*Heartp**Heartv*

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2024! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals
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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | N/A (Review only item.)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok

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

*Thumbsupgreen*We are off on a great new campfire adventure. May the force be with us.

What does HOOves think about while perusing your item?

It warms my heart to see this photo of Tom and I on our wedding day. It was the happiest day of my life. We had a good life, going to Ireland five times and in later years with our Boo.

I miss him so much, but it is comforting to think of him well and happy.

*Cool**Idea*

What does HOOves moo appreciatively about while reading your item?

I think this campfire will continue to give us joy. It gives me a reason to be here, which is a good thing. I can look through our previous campfires and see exactly what went on during hard times and good times. Our last few campfires have had losses for both of us. But we are still trying and we still have faith and hope.

When I read through the time about Tom's passing, it reminds me of how hard it was for him and how he is now in heaven and at peace. And I get signs here that tell me that he is okay and waiting for me with our Boo at the end.

It helps me to not feel as alone as I do sometimes so it is a therapeutic exercise, but it's also a reminder of what we went through.

Thank you for hosting another wonderful campfire. I look forward to writing in it every day I am able.

*Heart*
*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2024! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals
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Review of Abandoned Pasture  
Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: ASR | (5.0)
This is a lovely image for me from Lizco252!

What brought HOOves to meander and glide in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Balloonr*I gave the prompt for this in "The Writer's Cramp on Saturday. Thanks for entering! *Delight* Congratulations on your win!!!

I was not the judge, but was interested to see what you wonderful writers would do with my prompt.

What does HOOves think about and contemplate while perusing your item?

You took it in a direction that never occurred to me, but I think it's brilliant. It's amazing how inspired writing can come from the suggestion of a title about the landscape. Of course, there are settings all over the place to be incorporated.

Writing about the sad political situation in the Middle East is poignant and a reminder of what people face in our world. This proves that you don't need a lot of words or lines to say a great deal in a moving and profound way.

*Cool**Idea*

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

I think you did a tremendous job with the prompt and with writing eloquently about the current world situation/predicament.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

The Writer's Cramp is a great way to meet other writers (by reviewing their entries) and to get your work read. Also, many Newsletter items featured and Quill entries have originated from experienced writers who regularly read in "The Writer's Cramp. Whether you win or not on a particular day, rest assured that your item will be read by those on this site who enjoy reading for its own sake.

Again, I see you won, so big congrats to you!!

4ps a.k.a. HOOves, sometimes tHiNg

P.S. This comes from someone who loves to read and review. That is a pretty simple statement and it is true, in the spirit of Ernest Hemingway, who once said, "Write one true thing."

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2024! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of The note  
Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Thing Signature Made For tHiNg!

What brought tHiNg to glide 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 and it brought me to your well written item.

What does tHiNG think about while perusing your item?

This was timely for me as I recently suffered a loss that is similar and devastatingly close. Mine is pretty recent and I am in Grief Counseling. I think that you capture a lot of the emotions I feel, like regret and the desire for more time because I didn't use the time I had wisely.

My Grief Counselor has suggested that I, too, write about or to the person I have lost.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHiNG applaud about while reading your item?

You captured the feeling that I wish I had known then what I know now. But life isn't like that. I never worried about the right things, it seems.

I think this is very eloquent and I wouldn't change it. It reads true to the situation, as far as my experience takes me.

Well done.

*Thumbsup*

tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps a.k.a. HOOves

P.S. I am someone who loves to read and review. That is a pretty simple statement and it is true, in the spirit of Ernest Hemingway, who once said, "Write one true thing." *Heart*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Nice Signature Made For Me by b.meridith!

What brought the Hand of THiNG to your port?

*Ghost* I clicked on the Read and Review part on the left side of the screen and it brought me to your fine poem.

What Does THiNG think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I think this is a wonderful poem of remembrance, particularly significant as we approach the anniversary of the event. We mark our lives in years lived and try never to forget and appreciate all that was sacrificed.

What does THiNG applaud about while reading your item?

This part was particularly poignant for me:

"upon the ground made sacred
by their sacrifice."

I never knew the significance of a single flower until now. It seems more than fitting and appropriate. Something so basic and yet so heartfelt is memorable in its simplicity.

Sometimes to be more direct iw what the situation warrants.


*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!

Sometimes you can say a lot more with a few words than a lot of words. That is similar to the idea of a single flower being so meaningful. Well done and moving!

*Leaf*END OF SometHiNg*Leaf*



Ta Ta until we meet again....

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals


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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with The Writer's Cramp Judges ...  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Something to do with a favorite Television Series on BBC/Netflix

A Review from HOOves!!!

*Cow**Balloons*



What brought HOOves to meander and glide in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Balloonr*I am the judge for today in "The Writer's Cramp. Thanks for entering! *Delight*

What does HOOves think about and contemplate while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I think your rhyming couplets are every engaging! The poem flowed very well and was entertaining.

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

It is a hard thing to choose between delicious and healthy. Apples are healthy, too! I liked the gentle humor you weave into your words.

*Thumbsup*

The Writer's Cramp is a great way to meet other writers (by reviewing their entries) and to get your work read. Also, many Newsletter items featured and Quill entries have originated from experienced writers who regularly read in "The Writer's Cramp. Whether you win or not on a particular day, rest assured that your item will be read by those on this site who enjoy reading for its own sake.

4ps a.k.a. HOOves, sometimes tHiNg

P.S. I am someone who loves to read and review. That is a pretty simple statement and it is true, in the spirit of Ernest Hemingway, who once said, "Write one true thing."

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2023! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with The Writer's Cramp Judges ...  
Rated: E | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok

A Review from HOOves!!!

*Cow**Balloons*



What brought HOOves to meander and glide in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Balloonr*I am the judge for today in "The Writer's Cramp. Thanks for entering! *Delight*

I am reading and reviewing your item at 10:07AM, WDC time, and storing it in my review tool for later delivery, after the contest winners are announced. As per the contest rules, no subsequent revisions or edits were considered in writing this review.

This is done so that I can give the next prompt at noon and announce the winner as close to that time as possible. I also like to send out reviews to all the entrants when time permits, so it gives me the morning to do that, also.

What does HOOves think about and contemplate while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I am all in favor of eating vegetables. Avoiding meat (especially beef) appeals to me.

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

I liked your stern admonition at the end. It reminded me of my Dad and made me smile. He didn't like vegetables, as a rule, but ordered me to eat mine.

*Thumbsup*

The Writer's Cramp is a great way to meet other writers (by reviewing their entries) and to get your work read. Also, many Newsletter items featured and Quill entries have originated from experienced writers who regularly read in "The Writer's Cramp. Whether you win or not on a particular day, rest assured that your item will be read by those on this site who enjoy reading for its own sake.

4ps a.k.a. HOOves, sometimes tHiNg

P.S. I am someone who loves to read and review. That is a pretty simple statement and it is true, in the spirit of Ernest Hemingway, who once said, "Write one true thing." If only I could, but maybe in the future it will happen Captain.

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2023! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with The Writer's Cramp Judges ...  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Something to do with a favorite Television Series on BBC/Netflix

A Review from HOOves!!!

*Cow**Balloons*



What brought HOOves to meander and glide in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Balloonr*I am the judge for today in "The Writer's Cramp. Thanks for entering! *Delight*

What does HOOves think about and contemplate while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* Thanks to your vivid description, I am now hungry. I also learned that sugar started out as a spice. I will store that for future use in conversation.

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

I thought your story was very well written and I enjoyed reading it very much. You did a superb job with the prompt and the dialogue seemed fitting and natural!

Plus, you followed all the rules!

*Thumbsup*

As you probably know, The Writer's Cramp is a great way to meet other writers (by reviewing their entries) and to get your work read. Also, many Newsletter items featured and Quill entries have originated from experienced writers who regularly read in "The Writer's Cramp. Whether you win or not on a particular day, rest assured that your item will be read by those on this site who enjoy reading for its own sake.

4ps a.k.a. HOOves, sometimes tHiNg

P.S. I am someone who loves to read and review. That is a pretty simple statement and it is true, in the spirit of Ernest Hemingway, who once said, "Write one true thing."

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2023! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of herb and spice  
Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with The Writer's Cramp Judges ...  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Based on a television series on BBC/Netflix

A Review from HOOves!!!

*Cow**Balloons*



What brought HOOves to meander and glide in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Balloonr*I am the judge for today in "The Writer's Cramp. Thanks for entering! *Delight*

I am reading and reviewing your item at 10:14am, WDC time, and storing it in my review tool for later delivery, after the contest winners are announced. As per the contest rules, no subsequent revisions or edits were considered in writing this review.

This is done so that I can give the next prompt at noon and announce the winner as close to that time as possible.

What does HOOves think about and contemplate while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* Your entry is descriptive and evocative. I thought you did a nice job with the prompt.

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

I notice that you do not have the line count in your entry in the contest forum as required. Otherwise, you did well and your words are well chosen.

*Thumbsup*

The Writer's Cramp is a great way to meet other writers (by reviewing their entries) and to get your work read. Also, many Newsletter items featured and Quill entries have originated from experienced writers who regularly read in "The Writer's Cramp. Whether you win or not on a particular day, rest assured that your item will be read by those on this site who enjoy reading for its own sake.

4ps a.k.a. HOOves, sometimes tHiNg

P.S. I am someone who loves to read and review. That is a pretty simple statement and it is true, in the spirit of Ernest Hemingway, who once said, "Write one true thing."

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2023! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | N/A (Review only item.)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok

*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


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

*Thumbsupgreen*You sent me the wonderful news that there is a new newsletter. You mentioned it in our campfire and sent me the link!

*Heart*

What does HOOves think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about the astrological aspects of characters in a way I never thought of before. Very revealing when it comes to when a character was born.

What does HOOves moo appreciatively about while reading your item?

I thought it was all excellent and informative. I think I will read P & P again this summer. Now that I have had some life challenges to deal with maybe I will see a lot of the books I have loved in a new light.

Thank you for all your hard work on the Newsletter!

*Heart*

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2022! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals
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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: ASR | N/A (Review only item.)
A Lovely Signature for me

What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Thumbsupgreen*I thought I would send a nice review for our lovely new campfire before writing in it.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I thought about all our campfires and how this is something that I come back to and reread periodically. We went through the pandemic (as you point out so well) and a lot of things. Hard things, but we still try and write in the campfire and say some positive things about what we are doing.

We have both had health challenges and so have our beloved ones. Cancer treatment is something I never fully understood until this past year.

Also, I could read through and read about how much we tried to take good care of Boo and how things went downhill so fast at the end. It felt terrible at the time, but what I wrote there has helped me to cope with the loss.

Maybe it will help again going forward. You never know.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I think it is a good thing and thank you so much for hosting these campfires and keeping them going. Many times that invitation to write in my email has perked me up when I log in here in a way that nothing else does.

So, thank you my friend. One day I won't be here or anywhere, but this is a record of how our days went during difficult times and how we coped. It matters a lot to me and I love the pictures you have chosen and the title, too.

Here's to many more entries and writing that might live on a little while at least after I'm gone.

Thank you again for being such a wonderful host!

*Heartv*

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2022! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals
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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Thing Signature Made For tHiNg!

What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Thumbsupgreen* I am doing the I Write activity and you posted before me. It is my pleasure to read and think about your article about the attempt to repopulate the environment in certain areas with saber toothed cats.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I think that when man interferes with nature it is a precarious proposition because humans rarely think about all the consequences down the line of their actions. Blaming it on aliens sounds like what the scientific community does every time they do something that has long term, negative consequences.

Somehow, the people that make these blunders never bear the consequences of their actions personally it seems.

Alligators have survived a long time, but no one thinks they should be allowed all over the place. I wonder what happens when the reindeer populations suffers and they are then extinct.

I guess it creates a chain of events that can have dire results over time.

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup*I don't know what the answer is, but it is good to think things through. If only scientists really did that before they acted, maybe mistakes wouldn't have such dire effects on life in general.

If I were a saber toothed cat, I would feel like I should be saved no matter what. I guess it all depends on your perspective, as is the case with most things. Maybe it is a matter of tunnel vision, rather than not caring.

Some scientists only see what they want to see at the time. Then they make adjustments later as an afterthought.

I thought your article was very interesting and I hope the reindeer everywhere can find a way to carry on.

Well done!

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2022! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with I Write  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
tHiNg pulling a wagon

What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Thumbsupgreen*I am doing the I Write activity and you posted before me. It is always my pleasure to read and review your work.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

In this poem, you combine lines from the poetry of other writers.

You weave the words together to tell a tale about brighter days ahead when the world seems bleak. This is well suited to the time we live in right now as the world mourns a beloved Queen.

I wasn't sure about the title being The Remix, but it suits the hopeful finish very well.

It fit the mood of the day today and the lines seem meant to be together. It looks like it is seamless, but I imagine this took a lot of time and work reading through the poetry of others. I wonder if you set out to write about current events since it seems to fit the times so well.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I took the last line as being optimistic in the face of struggle and praying for a better day in the future. We hang on and we get there is the message I get and the one that permeates is to have faith in the positive outcome.

Nice work.

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2022! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | (5.0)
tHiNg pulling a wagon

What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Thumbsupgreen*I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the screen and it brought me to your clever poem that incorporates song titles of the past. Also, you sent me a nice review recently so this is an opportunity for me to visit with you.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I remember and recognize most of these songs. I think you did a good job of maintaining your rhyme scheme and writing something that makes sense.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup*This flows very nicely and you brought back some fond memories of songs from my youth.

I enjoyed reading this so well done! I don't think I could have written something that flowed so well and used so many song titles - I admire your memory and poetic talent!

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2022! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Reviewing is a very individual thing. Through it all, one has to be true to oneself.

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of School Daze  
Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Thing Signature Made For tHiNg!

What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Thumbsupgreen*I was reading the entries in The Writer's Cramp today (even when I'm not judging, as was the case, sometimes I like to read the entries and sometimes (like now) even send a review) and saw that you won - Congratulations on your win! I thought your poem was outstanding!

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

This brought back those school days so long ago. I think you have captured the feel of it and you did an awesome job, using the emoticons! I like the way you punctuated the poem's individual lines also and how it all fit so perfectly.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

My favorite stanza is the one about the frog! Poor little froggy! Oh, did that bring back memories!

Well done and congrats again - way to go!!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2022! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals
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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | (4.5)
tHiNg pulling a wagon

What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Thumbsupgreen*I clicked on the Read and Review option and it brought me to your fine poem about emerging victorious from the jaws of defeat.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I thought about that commercial that used to say something like the ecstasy of victory and the agony of defeat. I think one has to experience obstacles and hardships along the way to a great success. This is true in the physical sporting world and elsewhere, too.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

The message is to always keep trying because great things can be just around the corner. So, persistence is the key to ultimate victory and success.

Nice message to send and I see that all the truly great in sporting or other fields are those who hang in there and keep trying when things get to be the most difficult.

Good work!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2022! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals
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Review of Wrong Address  
Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Thing Signature Made For tHiNg!

What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Thumbsupgreen*I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the screen and it brought me to your clever and amusing short/ flash fiction story.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I think you did a fine job of incorporating the number, "22" in your story as the prompt required. Also, you made it quirky and funny as this odd person is definitely on the wrong track!

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

The gentle humor about the marbles beings lost is amusing. This seems like the sort of mishap that might lead into a longer adventure somewhere along the way. I could see it as the opening to a mystery that Sherlock Holmes might solve.

I think you set the scene well and engaged the reader with the plight of both characters. I enjoyed reading this!

Nice work!

*Thumbsup*

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

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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | N/A (Review only item.)
Thing Signature Made For tHiNg!

What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Thumbsupgreen* I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the page and it brought me to this wonderfully romantic poem! Somehow I missed it the year you wrote it, which was the year I had my back surgery.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

It made me remember when I was young and how Mr. HOOves and I were married close to Valentine's Day. You have effectively portrayed the excitement and what it is like to be young and in love.

Lots of romance and details about the family and evening set the scene very well! Youth is such a fleeting, precious time of life, but we never quite realize it fully while it happens.

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What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

This was my favorite part:

"Stars are in the sky.
The young couple feel like
they are the only ones in love.
The magic of Valentines Day."

You have captured the magic and the feelings very well. It is so nice to close my eyes and remember.

Beautiful!

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Review of Play. Ay.  
Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | (5.0)
tHiNg pulling a wagon

What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

I clicked on the Read and Review choice on the left side of the screen and it brought me to your thoughtful poem.

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What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

The ultimate power is definitely to control the weather. That has more of an effect on a great number of people than controlling any other aspect of life. Doing it with a wave seems at first to be ideal. Then I thought about the power in the wrong hands and where that might lead.

It made me think about it and about how much I appreciate when the weather cooperates with living and doing things. We never know when obstacles will be thrown at us and really the weather is doing what it's always done.

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What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

Of course, I like any mention of a "hand". The hand is in charge here, with the ability to change everything. I appreciate the notion that power corrupts and brings temptation along with ultimate downside of having one's wishes granted.

It seems like all the words were carefully selected, I didn't see anything that didn't fit with the message conveyed to me as a reader.

You might want to pick a third genre, besides "Fantasy" and "Dark" like Environment or something else so that when people look for things to read in those genres, searching they find your poem. It might lead to more reviews and readers is what I'm suggesting.

Fine work - I enjoyed reading this and thinking about it.

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

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Review of The Chase  
Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
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What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Thumbsupgreen*I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the screen and it brought me to your story. It seems like flash fiction. It is very short, but pack a lot of action and anticipation into the story.

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

As I was reading, the suspense was building. I admit I didn't know where you were going with this. I won't give away the ending.

You might want to select more genres than just Action/Adventure, but ones that won't give away the ending. Maybe Drama would be a good choice, too? And maybe Experience or one of the others. It's good to select three as you will have people who search in genres for things to read.

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What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I really liked the twist at the end. I won't say more than that, but well done - I thought this was very well written. It surprised me in a good way.


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I'm just someone who enjoys reading and sharing my thoughts, not much more than that really.

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals
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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
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What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the screen. It brought me to your fine poem and I decided to read and send a review.

Mowing the lawn is something I can definitely relate to. I did it for us and for my parents for many years and it definitely brings back a lot of memories.

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What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

In the first stanza, you talk about appearance, the uniform you wear. The shoes being stiff and small really took me back in time. I would hop around in mine until they gave way because I cannot stand tight shoes.

Shades of brown and especially green sounds about right. I think that mine started out white and when they got green enough they were shifted to the mowing exercise. Sometimes I would accidentally get stains and a pair would be shifted sooner rather than later.

The second stanza involves attention to gathering and maintaining the equipment. I remember my Dad taking care of the maintenance part. The lawnmower I used was a self-propelled Toro so easier once it got rolling along.

The third stanza deals with the inevitable struggle at times to start the thing. Boy it felt good when it all kicked and the engine would purr.

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What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

Your last stanza really captures the part of the process I loved the most, without spelling it out. That was being able to see where I'd been and see where I needed to go - measure progress.

It was boring, at times, and tiring, but rewarding too.

I think you have captured that very well here ~

You definitely took me back to my younger days, when life was a lot simpler somehow.

Well done!

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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | N/A (Review only item.)
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What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the screen and it brought me to a few things, but I kept trying until I found your wonderful essay comparing and contrasting three different versions of Cinderella.

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What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

It made me want to watch the Lily James version again to see how it compares. You did a good job in drawing your comparisons and explaining the significance of things.

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What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I'm with you in thinking that Disney has it right. You wrote this in 2005 and updated in 2016, but you say it was an essay for class.

Did you do any comparison to the Lily James version of the movie? I liked that a lot and I was trying to remember if that was similar to this Disney version or not.

I remember the step sisters being very lazy and Cinderella's father being very kind. He would never have left her in that situation if he had known what would happen.

Also, to me the mice friends make a big difference in how I see Cinderella because they are objective, on-the-scene observers of all the behaviors.

I enjoyed reading this and I think you did a fine job so you definitely deserved that "A" in the paper and for the class!

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

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Review of Parallel Paths  
Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: ASR | (4.5)
Thing Signature Made For tHiNg!

What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the screen and it brought me to your intriguing short story featuring Queen Anne's time travel from the 1700's to the present day.

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What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I like how you reveal the relationship with the father and sister through first person observation. An intervention seems like the only way fences might be mended.

I noticed this one paragraph, sort of in the middle, about 16 paragraphs or so down from the top. You have:

"n any event, my husband, whose other hobby is keeping me out of stores, wouldn’t dare turn stand in my way if I told I mentioned I was meeting my sister at the outlet mall...."

The word "turn" should be "try to" and "I told" should be removed. *Checkgr*

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What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I especially like the idea of time travel and divine intervention mixed together. What could be a better purpose for a visit? To help and guide seems like something that would give meaning to any life, even a royal one.

I enjoyed reading your story. Hope my suggestions about the minor edits are helpful. I like the voice you use and the wry humor that is laced throughout. Getting along with family is a pretty universal dilemma of the historical and modern world. In other words, it's timeless.

Nice work!

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

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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
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What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the screen and it brought me to your fine story.

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What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I thought about all the bad behavior during the pandemic and the desire to get away, but being afraid to go. The great outdoors sounds pretty good in comparison.

This was pretty prescient. Written back in spring 2020, I'm not sure many thought the recurring lockdowns would last for so long and lead to some big changes along the way.

In hindsight a lot of the behaviors seem bizarre and even unbelievable. From the date, you even wrote this before the riots took hold.

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What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I sort of suspected that telling someone about it (thus telling many since it was a reporter) would be the beginning of the end as some unwelcome company would inevitably join the narrator. You know how people play follow the leader sometimes with the Internet and the Newsmedia.

Well done - very intriguing tale, with a clever title. Mr. Rogers seems like a creature from the faraway past.

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

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Review by ♥Hooves♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
SpOOky COmbination

What brought tHiNg meandering or prowling in a space time continuum over to your port?

I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the screen and it brought me to your clever story!

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What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I thought about all the dumb things that I did when I was young and how I bet that there are things about our kids and grandkids that we will thankfully never know.

I saw this one typo in the 5th paragraph up from the end: "Her parents were going to be home in a few short hours and if she didn't have this place spotless by the time she got back, she might as well start looking into joining a convent...

The highlighted word "she" should be changed to "they" in this context.

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

This is so true to the age. The fact that she was thinking of attending this horrible gathering the following year (at another location that took less of a toll on her in a work sense) proves that no lesson had been learned. *Laugh*

Oh, the resilience of youth. This fills me with horror at my advanced age.

Well told tale!

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

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

"Avoiding Toothless Rabid Jackals


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