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Review of Everyday cNotes 4  
Review by Lesley Scott
In affiliation with The Brainstormers Group  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hi,
These are some really cool cnotes. This is only my first time because I never saw one I liked. It was also a bit difficult for me to decide on how many friends I wanted to send them to at the time. But now that I know we have some here, at Brainstormers. The notes suit me.
Lesley
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Review by Lesley Scott
In affiliation with The Brainstormers Group  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hey! Friend!

I just had to scope out your port. I chose to read, "Birth of A Revelation." I thought it may be something like my own. But, we all seem to have similarities, but such different situations and treatments. That is what makes this neurological disorder all that much harder to conquer. Can it be done?

Your lyrics from Billy Joel were a nice touch. I really liked that.

I felt sad for the author, wanting children so badly yet not being able to have them. Personally, I am not too sure all bipolar people are cut out to be parents. I've met others who had a bipolar parent and they were interesting, but not consistent with child rearing. Usually the kids had the same or worse problems. You know.

I chose my hysterectomy because I didn't want to be responsible for another person other than myself, I am so selfish. I was pregnant twice in my fourties! I decided to terminate, due to the powerful drugs I was abusing, also I didn't the ex-lovers to be in my life. They were more messed up than myself. I also wanted the disorder, which is proven genetic, to end with me. Both parents had bipolar family members, so I am sure that is what happened to me.

At first, I thought it was something I had done wrong and God was punishing me and I felt alone, very alone. I still do feel alone a lot, but I have a husband who is a nurses assistant and he helps me manage my meds. He had to take me to the hospital a couple of times. It was a vacation! I hated leaving.

Sunflower, you are a wonderful writer as well as a person. I wrote "The 40 Year Mystery." I think I sent it to you. Do you remember? I know I have a tough time. But I remember you. You are a Sunflower in Texas! Check my port sometime. I have written some more on bipolar incidents.

Love,
Lesley Scott
I want to read that book!


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Review of We Three  
Review by Lesley Scott
In affiliation with The Brainstormers Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Dogpack,
I can see how you came up with your handle, I think. Your story was moving to me because I understand how animals can teach us and we can teach them in turn. In my case, in my story "Buster Brown, Canine Cop," I cried almost the whole time remembering how close we were. I suspect you felt your emotion rising, writing, "We Three."

From the moment he was born, Buster was always there. I never trained him, I only spent every moment with my partner. He was allowed to be my official partner when I was an animal control officer. He even had a badge and ID. The cops all loved to give him belly rubs and wrestle with him on the squadroom floor.

So your writing about Bella and Shady is a story that is meaningful and you are right about, "When not knowing can then not asking..." I find that out often!

Your Friend,
Lesley


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Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: ASR | N/A (Review only item.)
Hello, Princess,
I told you I'd get around to see you again. I was so enthralled with the "Dear Me {at 10 years of age}.

The letter is almost a walk down memory lane, minus your endured hardships. I remember having a Chatty Cathy and also a Shirley Temple Doll. My very favorite music was the "Beatles," too. The history brought home some more emotions. I remember all about the awful things happening in the late 60s, and struggle with the concept of Viet Nam as a child.

The education part impressed me a great deal. I can picture you as a cheerleader, Class President, Home Coming Queen, winning pagents and heavily emersed in your studies. You should be as proud as I am sure your family is, being blessed with a daughter like you. My parents think I'm "Kooky." They have always discouraged my urge to write.

The romance in your life was also a blessing, other than surviving a house fire on Christmas Day. But even with your surgery and medical issues, you still love Christmas and srapbooking. I love the last paragraph. "Cherish your family and go forward...God is on your side."

Love,
Lesley


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Review of Spanking  
Review by Lesley Scott
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
I had to read your story, "Spanking," twice. I have been spanked all throughout my childhood and it wasn't what this particular mother liked to do to her two loving children who looked up to her for answers and guidance. Instead, this cruel fetish that she learned from her parents, showed up in the priceless responsibility of child raising. They are supposed to be raised to be polite, helpful, kind and hard working. Then the man takes a wife and the woman marries a decent man.

But with the abuse these children in this story suffered, it is doubtful either child will grow up thinking little of themselves and have the need to control others. Therefore, yet another generation of cruel parents are on the circle of abuse and neglect.

Good story,
Lesley


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Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello, Friend,
I have been contacted several times from John Francis, part of the editorial staff of "Author House.com". I have no real red flags and this guy seems truthful. I told him to give me three months to re write and edit my stories. John said they will print me riding my buffalo on the cover. Before anything is is finished, I recieve a book to edit and can get a refund. Does this remind you of your experience?

Love,
Lesley


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Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello, my good friend,

Sorry I've been off the grid. Too much is going on so I thought I'd take a break. I fully agree with your piece, "The Insanity of Communication." I am your age and get so confused with all of the new technology. Cliff has two laptops, two ipads and God knows what else,

He sneaks behind my back and I don't notice until much later. He won't answer me when I ask him what those damn things do and won't let me touch them, either. I don't think I'd be interested anyway. It's all I can do is to keep up with my emails and try to have time to enter contests.

I have a tracphone and we pay $25 ever three months. I have about 2,800 minutes! Now who wants to use a cell phone when it's easier to call my friends? I do use it every time I total a car. After the forth one, I don't drive much anymore. When I have no choice, I drive a big heavy Volvo and even if I get in a wreck, I should be able to walk away.

I will always love your work. It always something I understand. All of these fantasy stuff leaves me confused.

Love,
Lelsey


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Review of No New Mail  
Review by Lesley Scott
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: ASR | (4.5)
Dear Ellie,

Did you win the contest you wrote, "No New Mail" for? I haven't read everything everybody writes, so I haven't ever read a story like your story. I think it is an original story and a good plot for a movie. The descriptions you used about all of the doors and the plastic walls and ceilings were very realistic. You will more than likely win this contest, if it isn't finished yet. Did you win? My vote is for you!
Your Friend,
Lesley


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Review of A Tribute to Dad  
Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Wow, Drifter! That is such a touching poem about your Dad's passing. I doubt any humorus poem could be more appropriate, but I do understand how she felt at the time. Your family can read all of the poems you wrote when you visit his graveside. That poem is so sweet and heartfelt.

My dad isn't doing well, but he has a few more miles on him. After his heart surgery, seven years ago, his mind isn't the same. Also his hearing is bad. So he sits in front of the TV all day, watching golf. It's just like me, spending all of my time on WDC! I am really my Father's Daughter in so many ways.

I can't write poetry, but when the time comes, I can write a eulogy. If I write it, I can memorize it and won't have to read to the rest of the mourners. I just feel so bad for you to lose your dad too soon.

Your Friend,
Lesley


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Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello, S. J.

I just finished reading your poem, "A Turn of the World," then I read it aloud to my husband. He is more the poetry buff. The descriptions, such as, "Atop the tower of ash and stone.... the world. A world with a different North, East, South and West," Gave me wonder that you were somehow a time traveler, gazing at our dead earth.

But as I read more of the way your words work together and describes the subject, I realized you were on earth, and know the dance with start again at dawn.

Is that how it is meant? That is what it meant to me.

Your Friend,
Lesley


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Review of Powerless  
Review by Lesley Scott
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 18+ | (3.5)
Hello, HaliN,

Your poem about drug addiction, "The Addict," captures the feelings and thoughts of a drug addict. I wrote in "Chasing the Dragon," You try to find the high you felt the first time and it is never as good as getting high is the first time. Like you wrote, "Until it's just you, a needle, a straw and your loved ones' heartache."

Keep up the Good Work,
Lesley


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Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Hey, Lost Ghost!

You were sorely missed and I hope we didn't leave you too much of a mess. I am truly trying to find myself writing stories for children and young adults. I want to write stories with a content such as yours, taking something special and turning it into something more.

I read too many history books about different religions, physiology, articles and heart wrenching documentaries on U Tube about the animal crisis and you know, I'm even learning about Vodoo, not things kids would take to. Do you have any advice for me to be able to write about my concerns for conservation and animal rights and write it so children would enjoy learning.

What do you think? I patched up the Top Hat Hits the Trails, but I still think it needs some work.I wrote it because that ride was so funny and crazy and I wanted people to know not to believe everything they are told about mules, or most any animal. It just turned out to be too long.

That may be why I usually write shorter stories! Plenty of the problems and adventures I see around me or write about are becoming better. Enough people speaking to the right people can make a difference, if you want to make some significant changes. Things are looking up for the Yellow Stone Bison. Gotta fight That One!

When you are just sitting, thinking, please do jot down some of the items belonging in a child's story. I know they all like animals, but how to make them magic? Your latest prompt is a real challenge. I am really and truely so busy, I am at my wit's end. I will keep it in my head until something happens and I go, "Oh Yeah!"

I did love the story about Gandpa, Grandma, and the whole family's magical Christmas, "Christmas on Star Mountain. You certainly did tell a wonderful tale. It's like you never grew up --- me, neither!

Your Friend,
Lesley


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Review of Bear With Me  
Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: E | (3.5)
Hello,

I just finshed reading your short story, "Bear with Me." I liked the pun." It takes a lot of imagination to come up with such a story that will stick with me. I will be able to tell jokes with my friends. That is what I love with WDC. I am happy that you are here, too.
Sincerely,
Lesley


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Review of Success  
Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi,

I just read your cute fifty five letter story, "Success." I think it must have come from a fertile mind and someone who can use some of the adventures from his childhood. I liked the end, "He beams with pride as he exclaims, "A successful game! I laughed out loud with that one!
Keep up the Good Work!
your friend,
Lesley


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Review of Mule Feathers  
Review by Lesley Scott
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (3.0)
Hey, there!

I just finshed your story," Mule Feathers". I managed to keep under the water so no one could see me cracking up drowning The idea of mule feathers was darmn silly, But the recipent seemed to think,getting and coal feathers and tar all over his face and clothing.

"I was told that the criminal would have a short trial, and the whole town to gaze at the spectacurlar event. Apparently Charlid was unguarded long enough to steal a great horse and no one even missed Charlie, they were so irrate over losing Shooting Star,'

Charlie always made his escape.


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Review of Her  
Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: E | (3.5)
Hi, Jessica,

I just finished reading your requests and reviews. If things do change, what am I doing still here as I should be. Your story was one of being able to cure most skeletal remains. I am sure his talent will grow when the classes close down for winter.

Keep on Writing!
Lesley


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Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Dear Tina,

I just stuck a message on your forum board. I'll try not to repeat myself. I have a strong feeling that this contest, reviews and contests are going to keep us all very busy. I kept the newsletter so when I finally locate it, I will remember more of what our goals are. I just know we are here to help young people and it is fanastic idea.
Later,
L.















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Review of King Tut  
Review by Lesley Scott
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 13+ | (3.5)
Dear Grum,

I just had a chuckle, reading your fifty five word story, "King Tut." I have read a number of books on the history of Egypt, their strange beliefs and how they have to marry their own relatives, be it sister, son, mother and any other relative.

I am pleased that you spelled Tutankhamun the proper way. I always have to look it up. That movie, "The Mummy,' is one of the best movies I've seen. I especially like it now because it is woven from Egypt's own history. Of course, the movie is more exciting.

Again, I liked your idea,
Lesley


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Review of Keeper of Secrets  
Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Howdy, Fancy,

You have a multitude of talents. Did you have horses or do you? I mostly had mules, ponies, donkeys, milkgoats and lot of other stuff.

I thought the dialogue between you, the adult, was well written for talking to a child. You talked to her like an adult, but slipped in some information, rules and lessons, too. I had a huge Belgian mare like Chester. She was six feet tall at the withers and weighed over 2200 pounds. She was gentle, thoughtful and never lost her temper. She liked for me to walk on her back and dig in my toes to give her a massage.

Yes, I do think children will love your story. Children always love stuff about animals, don't they? If I had decided to teach, I would have encouraged the students to write, then read, then write, then read. It's a good routine and while the kids wrote more and more, they would learn more and more. Don't you agree?

Let me go for a bit. I am editing a story for one of the contests, but I forgot if the one I planned to enter has been entered before. I guess I'll write a new one. It's the "55 Word" contest. I also like the 150 word story contest, and Words of the Wise. That is where all of my spiritual reading and writing has helped me ---- big time.
Oh, check my port. Gertrude, my mare, is on a couple of stories. Tell me what you think of "Savng Gertrude?" Or can I use one that already has an awardicon? No problem, I am a prolific writer, as you can tell.
Love,
L.


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Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
Hello, The Low Road,

I just finished reading your destressing neighborhood drama. Once a nasty pit bull puppy tried to grab my Cairn Terrier, Tinkervelle. As I walked up to the front door, she snapped at me in the face. Before I could get to the doorbell.

I told the owner, who picked up up as a stray, that unless she had the time to work with the dog, I hoped she had accident lawyers on her sell phone. The more I thought, I decided to do what needed doing for so long. I called the cops.

She was cited for haveing a dog loose, out of control, and an unpredicatble dog. She's gone now. I felt like I did them a favor.

But then, over 94% of impunded strays are maybe one point or less likely to be euthanized. We already have run out of space. That means if no one is found to own the got, it will be put to sleep ASAP.

One more tidbit: The owners of the winning animals in a cockfight, or dogfight, keep this inhumane pleasure rolling.

Lesley
Animal Control Officer

If this was, or is true, dogs fighting in their neighbors' homes and bitinb should be confinded for 10 days with no other contact with other pets. If you would feel safer, the neighboros can be whitnesses. Here, In SC, no dog is allowed to have his dog unleashed, running the neighborhood, fighting and snapping at people, as well as other animals.

Keep your vaccines current (also canine distempered) and you don't have to worry about a pointess complainter. I have always kept track of who owns which dog, it's name, or make my stand. The only bites I can complained about is my man-eating parrot.


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Review of The Scribe  
Review by Lesley Scott
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hello Jace,

I've been peeking at your port. You are quite a prolific writer. I think there is something inside of some of us that use what we learned to share. I was also impressed with the photograph your wife took of you on good hair day. I want to use some photos to share, but the ones I like are usually one or two pixels too much. I will keep checking on you and enjoy myself with your great sense of humor.

Your Friend,
Lesley
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Review by Lesley Scott
In affiliation with disABILITY WRITERS GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hello, y'all,
I just finished reading the Knowledge Treasure Chest. I agree with Dogpack about education being important. I, think that someone well informed can get the message across. I write a lot of articles and essays, mostly about animal rights and the enviornment problems. It pays to have your info correct and answer possible questions in case some diagrees or wants to know how they can help.

Your piece on "Writing as a way to Solve Problems when you are angry" I did this as soon as I learned to write I did this to my folks to let them know how I feel about something unfair. It worked like a charm.

Actually, very few things make me feel rage or real angry. I have been in every kind of therapy you can think of. I know how to project my good feelings and sometimes I will find out we can be good friends.


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Review by Lesley Scott
In affiliation with disABILITY WRITERS GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello, all y'all!

I am pleased to reinstated back into the membership. I have read over almost all of the items, and you have a lot of them, too. I have to think about some of the activities and hope I will have time. I will make time. I do a lot of reviewing and entering contests. I have already won nine awardicons, which was a big shock!

I also want to donate for the raffle. Were do I post it, or should I email dogpack?

I will be on line for a little while. I am so glad to be here. I will fill y'all in later. I had a rough time a few months back.

Your Friend,
Lesley


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for entry "Unusual Roles
Review by Lesley Scott
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Rated: 18+ | (4.5)
Dear BBW.

Your newsletter that mentions "Unusual Roles" is a great idea. I have never heard of a werewolf cowboy before. I am sure there may be something similar, somewhere, but not here. I have no imagination, which is why I stick to true stories. But I will think of this and see what I can come up with. Remember now, I am very new at this.
Your Friend,
Lesley


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Review by Lesley Scott
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello, Shaara,

I only read one of your essays, "Acually the Glass Is Always Full." It is how I try to live. You don't usually see me write a bad review. I think they are all good, and I don't feel like picking apart most stories. But I am honest.

I will read more in your vast port when I can. I am working on a couple of stories and have a bunch of research. Anyway, back to your essay ---- You have encluded so many great thoughts. I need to write them all down! "To be happy, you must bring happiness to others." It reminds me some of my favorite quote, "To have a friend, you must be a friend." I fashion my life that way. "...and never forget to bring happiness to others, For in so doing so, that happiness will return to you, multipied sweetly in serenity and peace."

Have you ever read "The Tao Te Ching?" It is full of great poetry that is interpreted in each book. It has been translated almost as many times as the Bible. It is filled with love, peace, forgiveness, and folloing the path to happiness. I like the "Tao of Inner Peace." If you don't have these books, borrow them from the library or buy them. You won't be sorry.

I had a strong feeling about you, Shaara. You are a sensitive animal lover!

Your Good Friend,
Lesley

ps. I have only given five points in three years.














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