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Review of Wheel of Fortune  
for entry "December 3, 2018
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Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
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I had to look up "rutilant" and I think I've fallen in love with the word. You have painted a beautiful picture, one that can be easily seen in the minds-eye. I want to jump into the scene and walk through the field of sunflowers (well, as long as there aren't any spiders...my brother used to grow sunflowers and we'd get the biggest, ugliest spiders hanging out on them *Spider*)

I thought, at first, that you meant
Grandmother's Oak but quickly caught on that the Oak is being likened to a spirit/being given a human attribute. Fitting that she would be a grandmother. I can just picture the tree as such, taking care of whatever critters cross her path.

I can see why you won (er, tied)! This was very well done.




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Okay, I absolutely loved this short entry. In my opinion, it is an AWESOME prompt for a story. There are so many ways a story could travel with a prompt like this. It would be a fun one to write — make so many people wiggle and squirm! *Laugh*

As an aside, it's sad that comments like the one in your prompt are becoming the norm. Old fashioned values are snubbed. Reminds me of Isaiah 5:20:
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
All the old, wholesome values are viewed as evil and the immoral junk has been lifted onto a pedestal to be worshiped. sigh.

My only suggestion would be to capitalize the word "You" and I think the second comma (the one after "her"), isn't necessary. I may be wrong, but that second comma should be a period...*Think*

Now I wonder, are the prompts at the Prompt Me Contest free to use or are they copyright protected? Also, have you thought of writing a story using your own prompt? I can see writing something that really clashes with the PC-ness of this day and age!

Anywho, loved it! Hope you win the current round at Prompt Me!


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Review of Wheel of Fortune  
for entry "November 23, 2018
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Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
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Ah, snow is such a magical element. We used to live in an area that would, on occasion, snow. The kids loved it. Now we live near the coast and we don't get snow. *Sad*

I love how you see the flurries of "snow" in the feathers of the birds. I had to look up the word "scoggins" as I had never heard of it before. A jester, eh? Learned something new today! I don't understand what the
"machine made in white in Golden Gate" is, though.

The snow globe at the end of this poem made for a perfect ending. I can see why you won first place at bobturn's contest!





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Review of I Write In 2018  
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Great use of the prompt word. No spelling or punctuation errors.

My first thought when reading this poem was about the caravan of folks hoping to flood into the U.S. Will our country be "forced to cede control" to the illegal immigrants or will we hold fast to immigration law?

This poem can have a myriad of meanings. It really makes one think.





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This poem gives a strong sense of patriotic emotion. I don't know many who have served for our country, but this piece is a good reminder that there are those out there that fight for our freedoms and that many that return are never the same, whether mentally or physically.

Great job using the prompt words. No spelling or punctuation errors that I could see.

One idea I had...if you somehow format the lines so that they fade from red, to white, to blue, it would look pretty cool. Though I'm not sure how the white would stand out. Maybe highlight the whole piece? Or, perhaps, color the bolded words red and blue? Just a silly, fun thought.

I think this poem would be a good one to share again on Veteran's Day. I wonder, even, if it could be published in the newspaper on that day?

Beautiful job!



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Aw, upsetjosiah! How can I read on when you don't have anything else to read about this amazing character you created? Granted, you just posted this alluring tidbit yesterday but it's such a fascinating idea that I impatiently want more! Most people, when they create a character that lives forever, tend to make them vampires. I like the take you have, that Josh lives so long because of his scientist father. I'm curious, though. Why didn't Josh's father take the potion as well?

I was wondering, is this story going to be told in a Dear Diary sort of way? If so, telling the story is just fine. If not, I would suggest showing more. Don't give us readers all the information at once. It can be too hard to digest. Instead, let us learn who Josh is and why he's so old through the events and actions of the story. Let it unfold naturally.

I have so many questions about this future you've created!

*Questiony* How is it that everyone has their own mansion and servants? Is it a socialistic society? Except, there are servants...hmmmm. *Confused* Do the servants have their own mansions?

*Questiono* Does everyone have the ability to live forever, or just Josh?

*Questionb* If Josh is the only one that lives forever, do other people know? Do they ever wonder why this apparent 13-year-old kid never grows up? Is he at risk from the government to be tested on so the secrets of his youth can be extracted and sold/given to others?

*Questiong* Can Josh be killed via accident or is he completely invincible?

*Questionp* Since every non-living thing is made of gold, when the sun shines, does it blind people since it's reflecting off all that precious metal? Are there any diamonds or emeralds? That would be such a pretty city!

*Questionr* Where did the plants go? What happened to the world that only Texas is left? How many people are left to live on the land?

*Questiono* If there aren't plants, how do animals or people get food?

*Questionbr* Do the oceans still exist? If so, do some people live on boats on the water?

*Questiony* Why were super heroes created? Is there a lot of crime in future-TX?

Whew! My mind is racing! I can't wait to see how Josh's adventures play out. I'll be keeping tabs, now that you've lured me in.

See ya around! Oh, and don't forget to fill out your bio/bio block so all of us here at WDC can get to know you a bit better!





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Review of Unknown  
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Welcome to WDC, Alisha. This is a great place to grow as a writer. There are a lot of fun contests (where you can win GPs, Merit Badges, and Awardicons) and plenty of folks that quickly become friends.

I see this is your first story. One of the big things WDC is here for is reviewing others, so I thought I'd jump in and review your story.

Well, I'm assuming this is a rough draft or the beginnings of a piece since I never read any actual romance between the rock star and fan. If that's the case, and you're not ready for everyone to see what you're doing, you can edit your entry and switch it to PRIVATE. That way only you can see it until you're ready for WDC to jump in with their thoughts and ideas.

To be honest, the beginning feels a bit...slow. I was looking for more action throughout the conversations. Is the cruise waiting area outside or inside (humor me, I've never been on a cruise before)? *Bigsmile* Are Caleb and Mason sitting or pacing? What do they see? What do they smell? Does one of the brothers gesture a lot with his hands when he speaks? Do they fidget with their bags? Take pictures with their phones? Show me the scene.

Also, I was a bit confused when Audriana said,
"The guy I saw definitely didn't have any security with him, just a teenaged kid." Who's the teen? Mason is obviously older since he's married getting divorced and has kids. Caleb couldn't be the teen because Audriana said she thought her rock star hero was traveling with a teen. And Caleb and Mason didn't mention anyone else traveling with them. So...??

To get the reader immediately into the adventure, might I suggest an action scene? Or perhaps some comedy? The backstory of how Caleb and Mason came to go on a cruise together can be revealed later. For now, I'd love to see Caleb somehow rescue Audriana during the first scene—or maybe her friend. Or someone completely unexpected. Something that draws attention to him that's funny. Maybe something that makes him groan with disbelief that's he's in the limelight again.
Have something "crazy" happen at the beginning that makes the reader want to keep reading. As it is, I kept waiting for something interesting to happen and when it didn't, I felt cheated.

Yikes. I know this comes across as negative. I hate that it does. I see great potential in this little snippet of a story, it just needs work (like all our stories do!). There could be a timeless romance just on the horizon with this UKNOWN story...I'll be interested to see how this progresses and how Caleb and Audriana bump into each other.

Oh, on a completely different note, don't forget to fill out your bio so folks can get to know you a bit better!

See you around!



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Review of Halcyon ecstasy  
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Hiya, J.C.Keenan. This piece of yours was interesting. When you mentioned how negative thoughts can lead to health issues, it reminded me of Proverbs 17:22, in the Bible, where we're told, A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

I've also read that 80% of our 70,000 daily thoughts are negative. Yikes! I agree journaling can be a good way to express our innermost thoughts and exam ourselves. Another way of combating negative thoughts, so I've heard, is to write down the blessings in one's life. Again, I can't help but think of that spot in the Bible where it says,
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. — Philippians 4:8

A couple of things:

The very first sentence has an unnecessary comma. Your third sentence also has an unnecessary comma. That sentence is also missing a word:
"There's a lot to talk about but I don't want to mention his name..."


Under The Beginning, I would take out the last little sentence: "Can't blame him though..." Feels like there should be more there. That the sentence is leading into something more. Instead, I'm left hanging.

If you're looking for a more "essay" approach to this subject, you could research how keeping a journal helps control negative thoughts. Oh, and give sources as to how health is linked to negativity.

You know, depression and anxiety can sometimes be cause by poor diet. I get that social anxiety is different than "regular" anxiety. I have a friend, I'll call him...Steve...and while he's comfortable with his immediate family and has made a few close friends, he struggles with meeting groups of people. Personally, I grew up pretty shy, myself. It wasn't until I got married that I lost some of my social anxiety. It's not completely gone, but it's not nearly as bad. I think having kids also forces one to "get over" that anxiety.
But I digress.
As I struggle with anxiety, I've done a lot of reading on it and much of it is triggered by diet. Does Jon drink a lot of alcohol? Eat a lot of foods with sugar? Take in too much caffeine? Is he low in Vitamin D and Magnesium? Those are all depression/anxiety triggers. Since many of us don't absorb nutrients like we should, it could be that Jon is just lacking in that department. Worth looking into at any rate, as it could be a simple fix.

Alrighty, gettin' off my soap box now.

I've enjoyed looking into this topic and your thoughts on it.
Hope to see you around WDC more! Oh, check out some of the contests here. They're a lot of fun and you can win GPs, Merit Badges, and Awardicons!
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Review of Almost Perfect  
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Aw, that ending! I knew you were building up to something, since the character was eagerly counting down the hours to see her love. While I suspected he might be a big, fat cheater there was still a piece of me that thought it could be something else. That perhaps he would die before 3pm. Ah, well.

As an aside, you left the ending in a way that could be interpreted several different ways. For example, it could be the woman is his sister, cousin, or old friend. And since the kiss isn't described as being romantic, it could be that he gave her a friendly kiss on the forehead or cheek. All of which would still lead the character to think he betrayed her.

I liked how descriptive you were at the beginning. Later, though, I felt the description of the character's clothes didn't add anything. Though the comment about the specks of gold in her eyes, so says the boyfriend, adds to the future drama and heartache.

Something I would cut out:{c}
I smile as I imagine his bright blue eyes in my mind. His smile filling every section of my brain. — Telling us she imagines his smile is enough. Adding "in my mind" feels redundant. The next sentence you mention her brain again. It's too much. Instead, I might say something like: "His smile flooded my heart with giddy joy."

Can I say I enjoyed this story when I know the main character ended up heartbroken at the end, or is that just mean? *Laugh*




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Review of Teriam  
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Rated: E | (3.0)
Welcome to WDC, caitlin!
I'm trotting around the newbie area, checking out the writings, and came across this piece of yours. I thought I'd toss out some pointers, take them as you will. *Wink*

First of all, when you list your genres you should rarely, if ever, use "other" as your first choice. Reviewers often search for stories, poems, etc. to read based off that first choice and "other" doesn't tell us much. I would list "ghost" or "death" first.

Secondly, you don't have to repeat the title in the body of your work.

As to your actual story, the ending was pretty creepy. I certainly wasn't expecting Kate's killer to be Anna's step-mother!

Just a reminder...make sure you have your capitalization in order. After someone speaks, the first word should always be capitalized. Sometimes we can get in a hurry to post and miss that, no biggie. It's easy to go back and edit.

I would take out
Later that day and 30 minutes later, in rose garden park. It takes the reader out of the story. Instead, transition to the new location using the character's movements or words. For example,

"You have to come with me, I can't do this alone." Kate said as she left the room. Anna followed her best friend to Rose Garden Park. The thirty minute walk left her wondering what kind of help Kate needed. As they entered the park, she saw why Kate had brought her there...

*QuestionY* Question: How is it Kate can hand Anna a gun but she can't pull the trigger herself? As a spirit, could Kate even hold a gun?

*Questiono* Question: Why is Anna's step-mother in the park?

*Questionr* Question: When Kate was killed, was the house searched for a murder weapon? Look into how a crime is investigated and give us some more detail in that area. If Anna's family is ruled out as suspects, then it leads to a bigger reveal at the end.

Also, most people (especially a teen, as I'm assuming Anna is) would have a hard time walking up to a stranger and shooting them. I have a hard time believing Anna would just go up and kill someone that easily. Does Anna really believe Kate is there and that she's not hallucinating? And if the spirit of Kate is real, how does Anna know she can trust her? Human nature dictates there would be a measure of doubt in Anna's mind. She might even think she was going nuts. That there would be hesitation...

I could see this being fleshed out into a longer story. A little backstory, some insight into Anna and her mom's relationship, maybe even a hint as to why Kate was killed could really add to the drama.

On a completely different *Music1*, you should check out some of the contests. They're a great way to earn GPs, Merit Badges, and Awardicons and the different prompts really get the imagination flowing. Also, if you set up your bio, we can get to know you better.

Later!




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Review of Kitty  
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Howdy! I'm not much of a cat lover but I found your short story very sweet. I love how Loki "betrayed his brother" by placing his paw on Tony's head when the vase got broken. And how cat-mom asked them who did it. *Laugh*

The ending was unexpected and sad but I thought it fitting that Loki would adopt the new fella so easily. In honor of his brother. *Sad*

I read you wanted this to be a short animation clip. I'm not sure how that whole system works...did you send this out as a pitch? I think with a few more twists (I'm thinking of the Pixar short Feast) this could be a winner. You could always put this on WDC's
 
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Welcome to WDC, newbie! I'm making my rounds and spotted your short story. One of the great things about this site is the ability to learn and grow in our writing. I hope my thoughts will help with your work.

So, I'm not sure if you're a non-english speaker (which reminds me, if you take the time to fill out your bio we can get to know you a bit better *Smile*) but this short story is hard to understand. It reads more like notes than a story. As I read, I found myself getting more and more confused.

At one point you wrote
I am only survivor of this earth. If Mr. S is the only survivor, how would he know he was telepathic? If he's the only survivor, where did Mr. Rayan come from?

Overall, I had to go back and re-read this "story" 3-4 times and even then, I'm left wondering what this story it was supposed to be about. As notes, it's great but as a story? Well, it needs work. But that's what we do as authors, right? Write, write, and rewrite!

Hope to see you around at WDC. There are a lot of contests to enter and friends to make. *Bigsmile* See ya later!





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Review of The Crop  
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Welcome to WDC! I was poking my head into the newbie section and came across this piece of yours.

I find myself seeing this allegory in several ways. My first thought was of Matthew 9:7, where Jesus tells his disciples,
"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." It is good to be reminded that there are others out there that need Jesus. I know as Christians, it's too easy to stay in our own, secure bubble and not reach out. As we're told in 1 Corinthians 3:6-9, we each have a job to do to get the harvest ready so Yahweh can make it grow.

On the flip side, if we are the harvest, the good wheat (or corn, in this instance *Bigsmile*, then we can't be lost by the wayside. John 6:39
And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.

At any rate, I love the allegory and I love how you got me thinking and delving into the Word today. It's amazing how we can see the work of Yahweh around us in simple, everyday things, eh?




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for entry "My Cinderella Poem
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This review is for I Write.

I tried this form of poetry recently. Not sure if it's just that I'm not good at poetry or what, but I found it hard to get the rhyming scheme down. You did a marvelous job following the "abacadaba" rules.

I was wondering, though, did you write "hell-a" in a different blue font on purpose? Or was it supposed to be bolded and you forgot? The difference in color/boldness makes the word stand out more...draws more attention to itself.

Also, the line:
She served like a slave but would never tell-a I don't "get". Tell-a what? If you don't mind me sticking my fingers into your work, I'd change that one line to something like, "She worked like a slave, singing a Capella". Because we all know Cindy sang while she worked, right? Or was that the dwarves in Snow White? Hmmmm....*Bigsmile**Laugh*

At any rate, I liked this poem. I can't even tell you changed it from free verse to rhyming (I didn't see your original version). Looks like you wrote it the correct way the first time. *Wink*

Good luck in the contest!




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Review of Through the Mist  
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*Leafo* This poem reminds me of when I lived in the country with my dad. I can almost smell that crisp, morning autumn air and see the fog resting on the mountains.

My favorite part is the third stanza. The way the cold spreads like a "screech too shrill" gave me, as Anne of Green Gables says, "such a thrill!"

No spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors and I couldn't find anything else to nitpick. Loved it all! *Leafr*




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Hey, Carly! Looks like I get to review you again this week. *Smile*

So, again, there is more telling than showing in this piece but I remember last week you said this was more for you to get your characters developed and ironed out in your mind so I won't be so nit-picky this time. *Wink*

Your antagonist (never caught his name...I'm assuming it's a him? His name was probably shared in last week's piece but I'm not remembering what it was) is super creepy! I can't help but wonder if he's going to end up being some serial killer or something. Yikes.

My biggest complaint is that there seems to be no flaws in the characters. Or, at least, the antagonist doesn't seem to notice them in Arlynn. She seems too perfect. Perfect hair, perfect body, intelligent, well built, smooth flawless skin. I suppose it could make sense that the antagonist would see her through rose-colored glasses but I'd love for him to notice something about her that isn't perfect.

Otherwise, well done. Like I said, the antagonist comes across as a scary, obsessive guy. You've got me hoping Arlynn survives his advances, 'cause I know they're coming!!



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This review is through I Write.

I find myself struggling with how to word this review. *Think*

First of all, I found a few punctuation errors. There were a couple of times when you forgot to capitalize a word. I also notice that you tend to overuse the ellipsis. For example, when the main character says,


"I don't have anything so... dressy." The ellipsis isn't needed. She can just say, "I don't have anything so dressy." And I'm wondering, when I read: Just my jeans from casual dress day. is the character saying that to herself or was she saying it aloud to her friend? If aloud, then it needs to be in quotes.

I saw the prompt said to write a story about your character. However, this seems more like a blurb on the back of a book. At least, until we get to the dance scene. You're telling, rather than showing, which doesn't make it feel like a story.

I also found myself getting a little confused with the characters at the beginning. It was a bit of an overload of information. Grandparents, Emily, aunt and uncle with a new baby, Nick, and then the real story begins with Sheila. I understand wanting to share the character's past but it felt like it was too much.

I never hear the main character's name. I have no idea who she is until I read the dropnote.

My suggestion would be to go back and write this in a way that shows, rather than tells. Reveal the main character's name through conversation. Give us a glimpse of her past through her thoughts as she's dancing/meeting Lance or through conversation. Or, pick just a few little things from her past to share during the dance scene. Not everything has to come out at once. I noticed you started to do that with Arlynn's conversation with Lance, so much of the beginning could probably be cut out. Just jump straight to the "showing".

As it is, I'm struggling to relate to Arlynn. I see the prompt which you've included (thank you!!) says the character they like best, wins, and that they want you to make them love your character. But, honestly, she seems a little...blah. Sorry. *Blush*

If you switch completely from telling, to showing, you'll draw your readers in and they'll feel more involved in Arlynn's life.

I hope my thoughts have helped. Good luck on your current contest round!




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This review is for I Write. I apologize for the lateness.

There was a lot of great imagery in this poem. I especially loved the lines:

A greenish tinge turns the clouds to a sinister hue
and
And it is vindictive.
Like an angry child releasing its vengeance


I can just imagine a tornado acting like a cranky toddler. Maybe that's why my house can become a wreck so quickly: the tornado toddler!

Spelling looked great. Ditto for grammar. The punctuation felt off. For example, the above verses? It feels like it should flow like this, instead:

And it is vindictive(.)
Like an angry child releasing its vengeance
(.)
I'd either take out all the punctuation or go back and check it over again.

Besides that one little nitpick, this piece was marvelous!




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Review of Cinderella  
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Aw, do you ever feel like Cinderella?

I think you did a better job than my Little Mermaid poem. I kept trying to keep my lines from running over...should have looked at it on the computer rather than my phone! Maybe I'll go back and tweak, since I feel like I rushed the story.

BUT, enough about me. This review is about YOUR poem! *Laugh*

Honestly, the only thing I might change is to capitalize Happily Ever After. Other than that, your story/poem ran smoothly and made sense. No grammar or spelling mistakes. Might want to put a period at the end of your last sentence.

And don't forget the rules! You need to have a line count at the bottom of your piece AND the item# link for the contest!

Good job!


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Review of I Write In 2018  
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I think you did a great job with the prompt. You really drew me in to the story. I found myself trying to rush my reading to find out what had happened to put Frank and the main character into a life and death situation.

A few punctuation fix'its:


I got the fire started(,) and filled a pot with snow. — No comma needed.

"You aren't making any sense(.)," I told Frank when he jabbered. — I believe there should be a comma after the main character speaks, instead of a period.

Being hurt made it worse(,). but aAs I curled myself around Frank's big body to keep us warm I prayed morning would bring help. — This sentence seemed off to me. I think it would sound better if it was separated into two sentences.

Yikes. All I can think is that a dirty, old bear trap would probably cause tetanus! Perhaps a newer trap would have been a better thing to get caught in! Poor guy!
Good job on the story. I enjoyed the read!











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I hadn't ever read or heard of a Sheshire poem before. It has an interesting rhythm to it. Reminds me a bit of beatnik poetry. I can just imagine the snapping of fingers in between stanzas.

Great imagery. I, too, am a dog person. Kittens are cute and all but cats? Cats are ornery beasts! *Laugh*

Punctuation, grammar, spelling are all spot-on.







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Review of I Write In 2018  
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Rated: 13+ | (3.0)
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Good use of the Flash Fiction prompt. A few things:

Then, kicking off her slippers she pulled on her boots(.) lLeaving them unlaced(,) as she trekked out to see who it could be. — This part should be separated into two sentences.

That got her in motion, anger flashed through her as she moved forward(,)(.) "wWhat do you want Lance? I don't have anything else you can steal, so you might as well go back to the city.”
— This story seemed to end rather abruptly. I get a good sense of the main character's life and a great build up to her jerk of an ex and then...nothing. I feel like part of the story was chopped off mid-action. Perhaps add to this? I'd love to find out if Lance is back to con his ex!







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Hello!

Saw your entry at "WDC Photo Contest. It was cute but...it doesn't follow the prompt. This week the prompt is "ten toes". Either your toes, or someone else's.

Also, there's a max of ten lines or less than 100 words for this contest. I saw you were over 100 words and you have 12 lines. *Sad*

You still have time to get in a different picture. Good luck! *Smile*

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Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
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Spot on with the syllables and a great use of the prompt word.The punctuation was perfect, as was spelling and grammar.

Now I want to go lay in the grass and watch the clouds float on by. *Bigsmile*


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Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
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What a wonderful use of the prompt words for Stormy's contest! I don't "get" a lot of poems but I can definitely feel and see what's going on here, in yours.
I can't find any grammar or spelling errors. Punctuation is perfect for the flow of this piece.

Seems mankind is becoming more and more oblivious to the past, eh? Though I suppose it doesn't help when the people in our country try to erase what happened in America's history, all for the sake of being PC. *Sad* Hard to learn from our mistakes when we 1984 them.

At any rate, loved the poem. It's a perfect picture of the times we live in.







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