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Review by Pernell Rogers
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hello Alextrax52! I read your story and found it very intriguing. Carol's wish to eat continuously was something very new and opposite of the recent diet craze that has captured the U.S.

The story is solid and the pacing was fine. I didn't find any slow parts because you kept the story moving forward. There were no lengthy flashbacks, which is good.

I noticed, especially in the first paragraph, that most of your sentences started with the pronoun 'She'. I have to assume this is your first draft, so that's normal. During your revisions, see if you can eliminate a few of them by rewriting the sentences. It won't take anything away from the story. I also noticed a lack of commas. If this is your first draft, the first thing to do is get the story on paper, so to speak. Grammar and punctuations happen during revisions.

There were two sentences that I feel you show eliminate because you give hints on what happens next. They are:

"Carole Williams’s dreams were about to become true"
"She was about to find the reason though.."

As a reader, if those two sentences didn't exist, the surprises in the following paragraphs would have been more shocking. Those sentences made me realize something was going to happen before it happened.

Although I'm a supernatural horror writer, I find that you have a knack of joining both supernatural and sci-fi together in a manner I just can't, so kudos to you. You took me on a journey I never would dream of. These are just my opinions which you can use or discard at your discretion.

Thankx!!!
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for entry "Down The Drain
Review by Pernell Rogers
Rated: 18+ | (4.5)
Now that is a good story, and I didn't read what the prompt was! Well done!
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Review of Horror House  
Review by Pernell Rogers
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Nice story. Saw a few typos, but I liked it a lot. What really caught me was the way you included so many of your personal thoughts. They were more like opinions of what you thought about certain situations, and added an extra side to your character. Very, very good!
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Review of The howling wind  
Review by Pernell Rogers
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hi Kanish,

Not bad for such a short story. The sentence where you turn on the headlights and the cemetery entrance is right in front of you is awesome! I didn't expect that.

I did find a few typos:
It is raining heavily and [I'm] fearing the traffic jam, [so] I take a diversion of[f] the main road.

The following sentence is hard to imagine if it's raining so hard:
I chuckle, as I gleefully speed ahead for a mile or two.

The words 'has' doesn't need to be in this sentence. It changes the tense of the sentence:
The rain has eased off but the wind speed has suddenly increased.
It reads better as:
The rain eased off[,] but the wind speed suddenly increased.

Your last sentence is classic! It would easy to continue this story, but don't do it! I end my horror stories the same way. Leave them hanging in the wind...LOL!!!
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Review by Pernell Rogers
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
That was some story! The imagery was beautiful. You were spot on!
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Review of The Fun House  
Review by Pernell Rogers
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Now that is a really good story! I can't find a single thing wrong with it. The (F)un House setting was great. Excellent job!
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