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Review of Clueless  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Ahoj, Angus!

This astounding piece floored me; do you suppose the blue fellow's found his wife, Susan, yet? *Devilish*

Why don't more people write about body farms?

They seem rife for horror, but for the life of me, I can't remember reading a scary piece that includes them.

Your creative use of opposing text colors to distinguish the nameless speakers is laudable.

On that subject, the realistic way you wrote the characters without revealing more than necessary was
awe-inspiring.

And that subtle way you revealed the plot twist in one line was masterful(which I won't spoil).

My favorite line, "Uh huh. Sooo...you're growing bodies?", showcases not just the blue fellow's confused shock, but also the dark comedy of the piece.

This single line also slightly reminded me of the satirical horror b-movie, Motel Hell(1980), where the farmer buries his victims up to their necks in soil, snips their vocal cords, and fattens them up to make sausages from their remains(thankfully nothing like that's happening on the red fellow's farm!).

All in all, a fantastic story with flawless spelling and grammar, which flows so well it feels eerily familiar as if we the readers are eavesdropping on these two colored fellows conversation.

Good luck with the contest, and have a great day!

From your fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review of Thinking  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello, Jen.

You've unraveled a common thread that oft goes unexplored.

With each carefully selected word, the reader reflects on their life and wonders not only of a past they can't change but a future they could help make brighter.

Those last two lines are my favorite as the determination of inner strength is something I'm never too sure of; one can measure their external strength, but how do you measure what lies deep within?

Although maybe you're not speaking of if one can lift the hypothetical rock of positivity but how many attempts we take at trying; how many times do we bend and struggle before we quit?

Do the determined not outlast the strong?

I adore this flawlessly written, thought-provoking piece; life moves faster nowadays, and we can't outrace our worries, but we can stop, think, and resolve what woes we can.

Have a great day!

From your fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
Hello, slongentl.

This is a remarkable poem.

Your style and meter are flawless.

As amazing as this piece is, I have spotted a few small niggles, those being:-

"head held in whatever position thy desire" should possibly be "head held in whatever position thy desires".

"stroked by soft pedals of amour" should possibly be "stroked by soft petals of amour".

"alluring thy near as if" should possibly be "alluring thou near as if".

You consistently don't use capitalization, periods or commas here, making me think that it was a stylistic decision and not a grammatical mistake.

Those last five lines are simply beautiful.

Your courageous ability to express the poetic contents of your heart is stunning, and I envy your free-flowing wit.

To reiterate what I stated in the last review, I can't wait to read more of your work in the future.

Have a fantastic day!

From your newest friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 18+ | (4.5)
Hello, slongentl.

This soulful poem is a wonderful read.

Your tender sensuality vaults into the reader's heart with the intensity of an eagle diving for salmon.

The only niggle I may have is the possible misspelling of "cata-cornered", I've only ever seen it spelled as "cater-cornered" although, after a small amount of research, I think it can be spelled either way, as well as the surprising spellings of "caddy-cornered", "catty-cornered", and "kitty-cornered".

My favorite line is "Religious baptisms of wild passions splurge from the rippled waters."

Congratulations on crafting a marvelous poem.

I can't wait to read more of your work in the future.

From your newest friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review of The Wall  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hello, Amy.

The atmosphere of this piece is chillingly creepy.

I love the way that you've kept the mystery alive by not stating where the voice came from.

What you've achieved in so few words is amazing.

I couldn't find any grammatical errors in this piece, and consider it one of my new favourites.

Congratulations on crafting an eerie super short tale.

Please share more of your horror tales as this was marvelous.

Have a great day!

From your fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review of Toressa  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello Ron.

I love the way this piece rhymes; the way you switch your rhythm yet maintain the flow is astounding.

As I read this, I could almost hear the beat of the song.

I imagined a great folk singer, a cross between James Taylor and Neil Young.

Although I haven't heard your voice yet, after reading these lyrics, I'd love to know how close my interpretation was to your intention.

I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.

Your newest fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review of Imponderables  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello Zeke.

Wow!

Your vivid observations make me feel as though I am sitting on a bench in the mall, watching these people first-hand as they go about their lives.

The way that you've imbued your inner monologue with this style of majesty is awe-inspiring.

A truly phenomenal piece, and one of my new favourite poems on this sight.

From your fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review of Never Tell  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Hello Mike.

This piece is amazing.

Your atmosphere and tone is dark and mysteriously enthralling.

This story captivated my interests to the last line

What you've achieved in so few words is incredible.

That last line chilled me to my core.

Congratulations on writing an excellent piece of flash fiction.

From your newest fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review of "Tit-for-Tat"  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Hello Alexis.

Congratulations on the Screams!!! win.

After reading this piece, I can tell you that it was well deserved.

Christians once wrote of pride being a sin, although it seems to have overtaken our world now.

This piece reads like

I adore the colourful language that you use here, my favourites being "boob-man" and "jubblies".

This piece reads like an episode of the Twilight Zone, a just desserts revenge style plot told exquisitely.

I did find one thing you may want to consider revising.

You write, "She had the persistent sense that a certain part of her body was getting smaller.", then repeat the same sentiment one sentence later.

Other than that small criticism, I believe that you have written a fantastic little horror story.

From your fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hello Kimbug.

Heartfelt, Romantic and perfectly worded.

Losing someone is always hard, especially losing a partner.

So many bereaved folk go through this same hesitance to move on; most would wish nothing more than to to claim reassurance from beyond.

One last call, one last chance to hear from a departed loved one.

Is there anything more to want?

Simply beautiful.

From your fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review of My Sidelines  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello Amy.

This is an excellent essay.

Finding your way is one of the hardest aspects of human life, to read how you are not only accomplishing this endeavour, but also helping others find theirs is inspirational.

This piece is incredibly well written, I do have two small suggestions though.

You wrote "both is these", where I think you meant "both of these".

I would also suggest changing the line "call myself published author", to "Call myself a published author".

Other than those two little niggles, your essay is flawless.

I have worn a great many hats and worked a great many jobs in my life, everything from a cameraman to a fish-monger, a landscaper to a dressmaker, and while I don't regret any of it, I have only recently noticed that the only time that I was ever happy was after I had come home for the night to cathartically write pages upon pages of nonsense.

Even though I am still a little lost unveiling this newfound clarity, I extend a big thank you for sharing a portion of your writing journey.

I wish you well on your future projects and look forward to checking out your merchandise and reading what you have published on Amazon(both now and in the future).

Sincerely, your fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello Jen.

Short, sweet and utterly terrifying.

The concept that our entire world may exist inside a child's plaything is a scary enough thought, but to then think that our protagonist may have just upended her entire universe by an act as simple as shoveling snow is much scarier.

You have captured the moment perfectly without wasting our time and I applaud you for it.

Stay awesome.

Sincerely, your fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hello Ken.

The way this piece flows intrigues me.

At points it's stilted, in perfect spots, enough to capture the reader's attention and get them to read on the next few flowing lines before another road block.

Like cars bottle-necking on a highway, ogling at a family on the roadside, the father kicking his tires in frustration, each driver speculating as to the why before driving on and experiencing something similar down the road.

The way that you have humanised the alien in the artwork to a place where the reader can more easily relate is fascinating.

That cascading end to the third and fifth paragraph really expose our protagonist's unending agony.

You would have made Giger proud.

Congratulations on writing a great piece.

From your fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor

P.S. How did you do that nifty rollover trick that defines "stygian"?


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Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello Norbanus.

The natural ease with which your rhymes flow is stupendous.

Your line, "with monsters and men still uncombined" really drives at the dual nature of humanity.

To me, you have written of one of the greatest follies of man; the nightmare that encapsulates our cyclic, never-ending desire to chase our dreams.

That is truly the greatest horror there is.

Darkness and despair surround and fill us all at times, don't they?

Simply remarkable, perfectly written and deeply terrifying.

From your fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Hello Alexis.

I like this.

The way that you were able to get the point of the story across without going into extraneous detail and ruining the mystery is wonderful.

One small typo that I have found is that you wrote "junk -silver" where it should be "junk-silver".

This aside, well done on writing a fantastic piece of flash fiction.

Keep it up.

I'm excited to read more from you in the future.

From your newest friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review of Black Widow  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Hello ElizJohn.

This is an interesting poem with a nice, steady flow.

You've really put us inside the mind of a black widow and I thank you for such a fresh, if dark insight.

A thought-provokingly wonderful piece.

I look forward to reading more of your work.

From your newest fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor.


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Review of A Passing Tramp  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
Hello DJGrifWrites.

This short tale is unusually mundane, in the best possible way.

I have found two issues, these being:

Instead of "2.5 children", I believe you should write "two-and-a-half children".

The line "work the fine people", should be either "work that the fine people", or "work, the fine people".

These niggles aside however, I found this piece oddly entrancing.

Wilson's Grove has a nice ring to it that flows unbelievably well and sounds like a quaint, normal little town that could exist anywhere.

The terrifying reality that you have presented here is brutal and unflinching in its delivery.

Keep it up.

I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.

From your newest friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Hello Sindbad

This piece is wonderfully dreamlike.

My favourite line here is "Some didn't care and wanted to go suck on rainbows", I picture psychic vampires feasting on joy, depriving us of all pleasure and happiness.

The way that you can make the user visualise exactly what is on the page is awe-inspiring.

I did find a small typo however, "ceasless" should be "ceaseless".

This small niggle aside, I thoroughly enjoyed this remarkably entertaining piece and can't wait to read more of your work in the future.

From your newest fan and friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review of The Forever Wife  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: ASR | (5.0)
Hello Seuzz.

I can completely understand how this piece won the Weird Tales contest, it is entertaining in the most engrossingly, diabolical way.

Congratulations.

From your newest fan and friendo,
Laurie Razor

PS For some reason I am reminded of that Sartre quote that we all learn in high school, "Hell is other people", which I guess is kind of true for poor Dr. Richter.


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Review of Stuck  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 13+ | (3.5)
Hello Whisker.

You open strong, then keep us hooked right up until the last line.

I really believe that you should finish this piece as it is both vastly intriguing and well written.

Once fleshed out more as to who Carla is, why she is in that apartment and why she is so nervous around this police officer, this story could be something special.

Just this reader's humble opinion.

From your newest friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review of Prison of Defeat  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hello Jillian

Your poem reminds me of a wonderful song that I have never heard.

I feel that this could use some grammatical marks at the end of your lines.

That small niggle aside however, I feel that you have captured the blues that you felt at not being able to succeed and expressed them near perfectly here.

Feel good in knowing that you have succeeded in writing a marvellous piece.

From your newest friend-o,
Laurie Razor
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Review of Lonely  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hello Alice.

Welcome to WDC.

This piece is so dark and relatable, I love it.

You really projected your inner isolation and your alienation from your peers well.

If I could give you one grammatical suggestion, it would be to put a semi-colon instead of a comma between "cannot decide" and "will I be".

This small niggle aside however, this is a wonderful first piece in your portfolio.

Keep writing.

From your newest friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review of Love Cycles  
Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hello Tim.

I really like your one, two rhyming scheme.

Short and simple but highly effective.

The imagery of your metaphors are visually enticing.

If only all of us could change this cycle to our desire then we could feign happiness and not blame each other for our foibles.*Laugh*

From your newest friend-o,
Laurie Razor


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Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello Maria.

I had never heard of a Dodoitsu before reading this piece so first I would like to thank you for teaching me something new.

Although I have to disagree with you about pitted prunes being "Deliciously organic", I have to say I like what you have achieved here.

The visual pattern that you reached with the suffix "-ly" leading it to cascade in a perfect diagonal line is pure genius.

Very creative.

From your newest friend-o,
Laurie Razor

PS You have inspired me to try writing a Dodoitsu of my own now.

Wish me luck.*ThumbsUpL*


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Review by Laurie Razor
Rated: 13+ | (4.0)
Hello Cinn.

I like how this poem flows.

This type of wonderful creativity is amazing.

Both tragically real and slightly comedic by the end.

The loneliness emanates strongly, cutting deep into my very soul.

Grammatically this piece could use some work although this piece has left me awestruck (Especially for an older piece such as this).

From your newest friend-o,
Laurie Razor

P.S. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.


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