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Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (5.0)

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Hello AmyJo- back to basics again!

I found your item "Caverns of the Mind randomly through the read and review tool.

I thought the imagery was great, and I liked the comparison of mental space to actual, physical space. This was a beautifully rendered piece, and I think you did a fantastic job spreading awareness for mental health.

Thank you so much for sharing this piece!

Sincerely,


-Cat


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Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (5.0)

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Hello ♫~ Kenword~♫

I found your item "The Next Barks You Hear in the Read and Review tool.

I thought this was a fun exaggeration of a very, relatable problem. There are some noisy dogs in my neighborhood as well and while I'd never go so far as to call the police, I definitely understand the temptation. I also thought the end was comedic.

You did a great job setting the tone of this unusual piece, and I had a great time reading it.

Fantastic job!


-Cat


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Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: ASR | (5.0)

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Hello 🌸 pwheeler - love joy peace

I found this item in the Read and Review tool and thought it was really wholesome.

I am not a religious person, but this is the kind of positivity that I love to see in poetry, and I love that you were able to express your own feelings toward your faith in such a welcoming and sweet way.

Thank you so much for sharing this piece!

I hope the awardicon means that you won your contest!

All the best,


-Cat


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Review of NEBRASKA  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (5.0)

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Hello again!

I found this poem through the Read and Review tool as well and thought you did a great job getting across the essence of the state, while also portraying your distaste for it. I have never been to Nebraska, but I did feel this way about Kansas, and I have to say that your piece really hit home.

Thanks so much for sharing, I hope I get to read more of your work again.

Sincerely,




-Cat


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Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)

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Hello Ԝ€ß☆ԜiʈCH


I found your item "Hilly Chile or Voo-Doo Willy in the Read and Review tool randomly. I saw that you have an awardicon for it, which I hope means that you won the contest, because I think you did a great job. The poem is obviously a little silly, but there was obviously a lot of attention paid to the form. The meter is great, you played with internal rhyme, and all in all I think the presentation was a ton of fun.

Thanks for sharing this!

All the best,



-Cat


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Review of Dot  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (5.0)

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Hello Jacky

I found your item "Dot in the Read and Review thread.

I think you're off to a strong start with this piece. You did a great job personifying something that we don't always see personified, in this case, a book. I think you really captured the perspective in a way that was simple, but effective.

If I had one suggestion for the piece, it would maybe be to work on the middle/end. I think Dot giving up on her ideas so easily and having it all breeze past is believable, but perhaps a bit anticlimactic?

Other than that, I think you did great, and there is a lot of promise here.

All the best,

-Cat


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Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (5.0)

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Hello Have a sunshiny day!


I found your item "Me and the Rooster in the Read and Review tool and thought it was so fun! I hope that's okay to say, because I know this easily could have been a traumatic event for you, but your presentation was conversational and emphatic in all the right places.

There was also a lot of nostalgia in this for me, as my grandfather also used to have chickens that I was always warned not to get into fights with. I never knew why, but this was a fantastic cautionary tale for any who get too curious.

Thank you for sharing this piece with us, I hope I get to read more from you in the future.

All the best,



-Cat


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Review of A Love Unending  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (4.0)

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Hello LynnMarie

I found your item "A Love Unending through the Read and Review function of the site. I think you did a great job with the details and the plot overall. It is very romantic and your leading lady feels very believable.

I do have a couple suggestions though.

One would be including a hook early into the story so that the reader is connected the narrator before she begins telling us about her breakfast order. That's the sort of thing that made her believable, but it felt a little slow to get these details about someone we don't know well yet.

Another thing would be to, generally, making it so that a higher percentage of the story is spent with Logan. Whether that means shortening the beginning or extending their date, I think having the focus be on him before he reveals who he is to her. Maybe show us a little more of their date instead of just summarizing how it went, so we can see more of their chemistry in action?

I think that would make the night seem more magical and really draw the reader in.

The plot and characters are great though, and I absolutely loved the allusion to Jonathon Livingston Seagull!

All in all, I think you have the start of something strong here, and I hope that I get to read more of your work in the future.

Sincerely,



-Cat


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Review of Travel  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (4.5)

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Hello Karen


I found your item "Travel randomly through the Read and Review feature.

It seems like you've done a lot of compiling/research for this project, but it's a little hard to jump into. I think if it's something you're trying to present, it might be helpful to play with the WritingML, and also add some flavor. A hook at the beginning to engage readers or a footnote about your intention with this piece would go a long way to clearing up your motivation.

Although if this is for your own personal use, I can see it being a very valuable resource.

All the best,


-Cat


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Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (4.5)

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Hello DragonBlue


I found your item "Visible Continually in the Read and Review tool and thought I'd drop by with my thoughts.

I liked the emotion and some of the sentiments of this piece a lot. I was impressed at how long you were able to keep the rhyme scheme going, and how natural most of those rhymes felt. (There were maybe one or two that sounded a little forced, but just for the amount of them you had included, I was still really impressed.)

I also like the overall tone of the poem.

If I had one suggestion, it might be to try and pare it down some. While I liked all the individual stanzas, it was very vague for a poem of this length. When I saw how long the poem was I was expecting there to be a clearer narrative. I understand it's probably kept vague on purpose to make it more versatile, but I think the feelings could have been condensed down a bit.

Of course, that's just a personal preference based off the sort of poetry I read.

All in all, I was impressed by the skill it took to compile a piece like this.

Sincerely,


-Cat


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Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)

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Hello again Carol St.Ann

I found your item "Shopping in Jersey with Carol! (2004) in the Read and Review tool. This is such a fun story, and you told it in such a fun, relatable way. I don't know much about the stores you mentioned or the concept of shopping as a hobby, but you filled in just the right amount of details to really paint the picture.

I also loved your opening declaration of the story being 100% true.

Everyone has these funny little things that happen to them in their day to day life, but not everyone takes the time to record them in such a fun and endearing way.

Thank you so much for sharing your experience!

All the best,

-Cat


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Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)

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Hello again Whoami

I found your item through the Read and Review tool and thought you did a great job building intrigue for your story. I've been working on something similar where I pitch my long projects through poetry, but I really like how you've hinted at full plot and world-building elements here without giving too much away.

I hope that you share the story as well when it's done, because it sounds like you're putting a lot of thought into it already and I bet it's going to be cool. There's so much mystery and lore in the poem.

All the best,


-Cat


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Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (5.0)

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Hello Hobbit Writing

I found your item "Some people live in houses not homes. through the Read and Review tool and think you did a great job. You express the main sentiment (the difference between houses and homes) in the title, but in the peace itself you take the time to paint your picture of a home first. Then by the time you've explains the contrasting idea of a house, the final line (same as the title) hits so much harder.

Excellent work and very emotional piece.

Thank you for sharing it.


-Cat


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Review of Two Souls  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (5.0)

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Hello again!

The Read and Review tool is being very kind today, I said I hoped to see more of your stuff and you showed up again!

I like the almost experimental nature of this? It's a conversation, but expressed through poetry and not dialogue. It still has that conversational back and forth though, where it does feel like two friends talking to each and expressing their gratitude for being in one another's lives.

I think you did a great job!

Sincerely,



-Cat


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Review of The Comet  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (5.0)

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Hello again!

I found your item in the Read and Review tool and thought that you did an excellent job with this. Not only is it a sweet father daughter experience, but you've added that element of whimsy that can leave the audience wondering, and which I for one found very endearing.

This was a great piece, and I'm impressed with how much you were able to do in such a short amount of time.

Sincerely,



-Cat


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Review of Yarn  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (5.0)

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Hello PiriPica


I found your item "Yarn in the read and review tool. I saw that it won an awardicon, so I hope that means that you won your contest because this is a very strong entry. I like the ongoing bouncing back and forth between the neat crafting and the disorderly mind.

They were woven really well together (pardon the pun) and I think you've created something that's very relatable here.

Thank you so much for sharing your work, I hope I get to read more from you in the future.

All the best,

-Cat


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Review of Virus  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)

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Hello Amethyst Angel🌸📝🪽


I found your item "Virus through the read and review tool.

I liked this a lot. The pacing was very even, both of the characters were compelling, and you developed a rich sense of both atmosphere and history without bogging the story down too much with exposition. All in all, I think it was very well done.

I did feel like it was the opening chapter to a longer story. Not that the piece didn't resolve itself, it just felt like there was a lot left to the tale that we never got to see. This is probably because you set it up so well.

I really enjoyed this piece, and I hope I get to read more from you in the future.

All the best,



-Cat


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Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)

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Hello RBM5 ,

I found your item "Eclipse's Change Part One: It Begins through the Read and Review tool.

There is a lot here that's really good. You've established the setting you're in and introduced how your story ties into familiar characters, which is something that's always a strong start in fanfiction. You've also ended on a really killer hook leading into the second chapter, which is great.

The one thing I'd suggest is to reformat just a little, and add an extra space between paragraphs (or indent) so that it doesn't appear as a single block of text. That's something that can really help out readers of the piece.

In terms of content though, I think you're doing great!

All the best,


-Cat


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Review of Love’s Triangle  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (5.0)

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Hello!

I found your item "Love’s Triangle in the Read and Review tool.

I like the metaphor here where you describe the lovers as tigers. It was interesting and vivid, and certainly put an interesting twist on the traditional love poetry. I also like that the end was left open to some interpretation as to how much ground is actually being given.

Fantastic job all the way around, thank you so much for sharing.

All the best,

-Cat


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Review of Teachers  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (5.0)

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Hello Oletha

I found your item "Teachers through the Read and Review tool

I think this was such a sad piece, especially with the context that you gave in the description. I am glad that you have found an outlet for these negative feelings, but I hope that this wasn't truly your lasting takeaway from the experience. You're a creative, talented person, and you're worth a lot more than how you felt you were treated during these times.

Thank you for sharing your work, and I hope that things have gotten better.

I'd love to read more from you in the future.

Sincerely,



-Cat


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Review of birthday cake  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)

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Hello!

I found this through the Read and Review tool and I think it was really well done. I think you did a great job expressing the sweetness and the longing for that forbidden sugar, making it seem almost too sweet, but also tempting.

This somehow both made my teeth hurt and made me want to go buy cake.

Fantastic descriptions!

All the best,


-Cat


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Review of Loving Ghost  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)

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Hello Kotaro !

This story came up in my Read and Review thread and I decided to drop by with my thoughts.

I think you did a great job establishing the characters and the relationship between the ghost and his lover. You also got very vivid with some of the more horrific moments, which I definitely appreciated.

The end was a little confusing at first, but I like that you left the actual events open to some interpretation. It makes the story all the more mysterious, and I think really adds something.

Thank you so much for sharing, I hope I get to read more of your work in the future.

Sincerely,



-Cat


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Review of Freddy's letter  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)

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Hello drboris

I found your item through the Read and Review tool. I have to say that it's not usually the sort of thing that I would read, but I was impressed at how you embodied the character and embraced the language of the time period/genre.

I think you also did a great job with other things, such as characterization and emotional impact. That last line was very good because it implies that Frederick has regrets, despite the fact that he's made the decision to hold strong.

Great job, and I hope I get to read more from you in the future.

Sincerely,


-Cat


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Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (5.0)

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Hello again!

I was excited to see another one of your pieces come up through the Read and Review tool, and this is one that hits closer to home for me.

I could really feel your passion about the subject, and it helped that I share a lot of your concerns about the earth.

Using poetry to illustrate some of the problems and fears was a great idea, and this was very cathartic to read. It's good to know that I'm not alone in my worries, and I love poems that can make me feel less alone.

Thank you so much for sharing this piece!

All the best,

-Cat


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Review of Home  
Review by Cat Voleur
Rated: E | (4.5)

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Hello Val

I found your item "Home in the Read and Review tool and thought I'd leave you with my notes.

I found the story a little hard to follow, but I really liked the style and the prose. The imagery was also fantastic, and well-suited to the overall dark (but hopeful) tone of the piece. I really appreciated what you did here, and I'm glad this is one I stumbled across.

Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope that I get to read more of your work in the future.

Sincerely

-Cat


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