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Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with The WDC Angel Army  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Beholden, I did not read all of the short stories here, but the ones I read made me laugh out loud. Thank you so much for sharing. I have always wanted to write short stories but never took pen to paper. Having read these, I might just give it a try.

Thank you so much for sharing.
What I liked: They were very short but very good.
Why I read them: They were short, snappy, and funny.
How chosen: They were featured in the newsletter
Recommendations: None.

I did not read them for grammatical errors or anything else. I read them for fun.

Write on! WRITE ON.


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Review of The Dreamer  
Review by G. B. Williams
Rated: E | (4.5)
BB, thanks for writing this poem. It reminded me of the children's prayer that I was taught, that I taught my children and my children's children! The poem's title was "Now I lay me down to sleep."

Why I read your poem: It was a random selection by writing.com.
What I liked: It provoked a memory of a poem from my childhood. It was also short and fitted into my time schedule (I was taking a break from another project).
Suggestions: I did not re-read it, so I do not have any suggestions or edits.

Write on. WRITE ON!


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Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with Showering Acts of Joy Group  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Daylee Coffee, I just finished reading "The Day I saw Purple Clouds." I kept trying to imagine or think if I had ever seen a purple cloud (I am an avid cloud watcher) and could not remember a time. Then I read your entire piece and reached the ending, and my thoughts were no longer on whether I had ever seen a purple cloud but how God answers each of us in His own special way and in a way right for each of us.

I totally related to how you felt looking up and seeing a purple cloud. Some many years ago, one of my favorite uncles died, and while the ceremony was going on in the cemetery, I looked up and saw a cloud perfectly shaped as a heart, directly over our funeral party. Thank God I was in the right frame of mind to take out my camera and take a picture of it while all heads were bowed. My thought at that very moment was God showing me that my uncle had loved me too and that my uncle knew how much I loved him. What a magical moment.

Thank you for sharing. I will continue looking skyward, for who knows, I too may one day see a purple cloud and think of you.

Why I read your piece? It was featured in the Spiritual Newsletter.
What I liked? How your story built up and crescented at the end with the good news about your sister's healing.
Recommendation(s): Maybe run a grammar check (Note: I am NOT the grammar expert, but I use Grammarly, which helps.)
Personal thoughts: Nicely done, and I definitely related to the ending.

Thank you for writing this piece.

Write on! WRITE ON.


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Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with The WDC Angel Army  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Miss Jennifer N, different situations, but same procrastination, inaction, and frustration! I bare your burdens and relate to where you are coming from in this writing. Loved the descriptor "No rest for the wicked? Not much more for the virtuous I'd say." Thank you for sharing.

What I liked: The entire writing. It spoke to me and my frequent behaviors.
Why I read it: It was a random selection by Writing.com.
Suggestions/recommendations: None.

WRITE ON! Write on.


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Review of Send me a rainbow  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with The WDC Angel Army  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Jaya, this poem could have gone many ways, but you chose to make your introduction --"Send Me a Rainbow." Very nicely done, and I thank you for sharing it with me. Many days, I need God to send me a RAINBOW!

What I liked: I loved the title.
Why I read it: The title was catchy and good. I also read it because it was a random selection by Writing.com.
Suggestions/recommendations: I really do not have either worth mentioning, but I offer an alternative. I kept waiting for the poem to return to the rainbow throughout the reading. Without returning to the rainbow, I did not get the sense that the rainbows were often, but more of you making a request for a rainbow.

Thank you for sharing this one. It may have inspired me to write a responding poem about being sent so many rainbows over the years.

WRITE ON! Write on.


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Review of Self Talk  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with The WDC Angel Army  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Graywriter, I also talk to myself and frequently answer -- that is how I make decisions. No, talking to oneself is not a sign of ignorance, insanity, or any other notion. However, it is something to be concerned about if the only advice received is from talking with myself. Other opinions are welcomed and frequently come in handy.

Thank you so much for capturing this "Self Talk" on paper for others to see that it is not just you or me that does this, and we are both quite sane. At least, I know I am. LOL

What I liked: The title and the content
Why I read it: It was randomly assigned by Writing.com
Suggestions/recommendations: None

WRITE ON! Write on.


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Review of SEA WOMAN  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with The WDC Angel Army  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Dr. M C Gupta, let me say that I find your poem very interesting! I hesitated at the second line because not many Black or brown women have deep blue eyes and yet may be as turbulent and even keep very dark secrets. Men and other women should often approach every woman with love, care, and understanding, and sometimes from a distance if there is trouble brewing in the relationship.

What I liked: The comparison of a woman with the sea as well as the play on words -- see vs. sea.
Why I read it: It was a random selection by Writing.com.
Suggestions or recommendations: None

Thank you for writing this and sharing it.

WRITE ON! Write on.


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Review of Thank You, Lord  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with The WDC Angel Army  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Solid gold -- "Thank You, Lord!"

This piece made me think of me and my life's journey -- in the church, out of the church, then repeat the cycle all over again.

I have always known that God was with me, in me, protecting me, and yes, keeping me, but sometimes that just does not seem to be enough. The grass is either greener on the other side, or I can't understand why I am on the path that I am on.

AND, yes, through people, God always guides me back to Him. A little bit wiser and a whole lot stronger.

Thank you so much for sharing.


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Review of WOMEN AND MEN  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with RAOK Upgrade Brigade Group  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Dr. M. C. Gupta, you tackled the age-long discussion of men and women and I thank you for that. Polar opposites, but always attracted to each other. Where would the world be without men and women? Good read. Thank you.

Why I read this: It was a random selection by WDC.
What I liked: The subject matter -- men and women
What was interesting: The approach to the subject
Recommendations/suggestions: A review to make the read easier, but not critical

Thank you, again for sharing.

Write on. WRITE ON!
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Review of The Choice  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with The WDC Angel Army  
Rated: ASR | (4.5)
Brom21, thank you for writing and sharing your writings with others. I learn from others, and reviewing helps me find my mistakes or relate to others who make similar ones. I've also come to recognize that we write in the vernacular of our region or environment and that sometimes that is exactly what we meant when we wrote it. So my comments will be based on all of this, and I hope you will use what you can and throw out the rest.

What I liked: The moral of the story and the outcome.
Why I read it: It was featured in the "Spiritual Newsletter."
Recommendations/suggestions: Check the spelling, grammar, and punctuation/edit tightly. Definitely keep on writing.

Write on WRITE ON!






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Review by G. B. Williams
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
WOW! Thank you so much. "Spreader" has gotten a lot of laughs and jokes from friends, but your review and recognition tell me that it is not all bad and may just be okay.

I will share your recognition with my friend who keeps asking me if I am a spreader.
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Review of When The Sun Sets  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.0)
GERV, thank you for sharing this poem on WDC. I enjoyed reading it and could envision standing on the edge of the beach with someone special watching "When The Sun Sets" and remembering times past.

Why I read it: It was a random selection by WDC staff, but I also like the title.
What I liked: The story that the writer told
What I would change: Maybe consider reviewing and rethinking some of the rhymes. Also, this line was tough for me Ever since on their early childhood because of the word "on." I would remove it.
Overall: A nice poem.

Write on. WRITE ON!


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Review of Circular Logic  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: ASR | (4.0)
HuntersMoon, thank you for sharing this piece. Thank goodness I have a grandson who knows about Thanos and the X-men. LOL However, I thought Thanos was an evil villain, not a place. This story speaks of it as a place inhabited by Thanatians.

Why I read it: Randomly selected by the WDC staff
What I liked: Interesting take on Thanos and different from what I think I know
What I would change: Nothing
Overall: Interesting

Write on. WRITE ON!


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Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | (4.5)
Schnujo, now this is a WOW WOW for me. By the way, my favorite word is wow, and I capitalize and repeat it when I am astounded by something, so your letter to your family re WDC is a WOW WOW!

Thank you for sharing it. First of all, it contains information about the WDC site that I had absolutely no knowledge. Secondly, I would have never dreamed of doing this since I did not know there was a "white case" group on the site. One of my reasons for retaining my membership here is to keep my writings in one place. I also hope that some of them would get read over time, but not really necessary since I write for myself.

I also like the idea of having all of your important papers with one person. All of mine are with my second daughter, who watches over me like a hawk. When she was fourteen, I made her my executor and turned over my checkbook, my last will and testament, and medical records. She is 49 now and still in charge. LOL

Why I read it: I am interested in the subject matter
What I liked: The information contained in the article
What I would change: I suggest a re-read and possibly some re-wording since some areas were not as clear to me as I would have liked, but that does not mean they are not clear to someone else. Just a thought.
Overall: A very thoughtful piece written by someone with foresight. I am stealing the idea or at least some parts of it.

Thank you very much for writing this and sharing it.


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Review of Sprocket  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Schnujo, I am spending some time in your portal this morning to gain a better appreciation of you and your works. After reading your bio, I checked out your blog, and this short story written for a contest using airship, tinker, clockwork minion. Personally, I think you nailed it, and I liked the short story about Sprocket.

Why I read it: Browsing your portfolio
What I liked: Your writing style, clean, clear, and purposeful
What I would change: Nothing
Overall: Contest rules were met and the story was touching.

Write on. WRITE ON!


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Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
LinnAnn, a New Year Starts. I just finished reading your bio and was thoroughly impressed at all you have done in your lifetime. Thank you for sharing. I have wanted to write and publish a book all of my life and just can't seem to get it done.

Part of the problem is deciding what kind or type of book I wish to write. I have not yet defined my writing style. I just write what comes to mind, and that seems to satisfy my urge or need to write until it happens again.

To have served in the armed forces is impressive all by itself. Then to have written more than one children's book is another impressive accomplishment.
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Review of Quiet Spray  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: ASR | (3.0)
Jeff, all I could say at the end of the writing was WOO! Really -- If anyone tells you it's chloro-something apply quiet spray. That might be my favorite line.

Why selected: It was a random selection by WDC.
Why I read it: The title was enticing.
What I liked: The title "Quiet Spray."
What I would change: Nothing.
Overall: Interesting topic, even if its suggestion is a little crude for me.

Thank you for sharing.

Write on. WRITE ON!


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Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Prosperous Snow Creative, this must be my day for learning! A few minutes ago, thanks to another writer, I learned a quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables distributed in three lines. The first line makes a statement, and the next two lines ask a question relating to the statement.

Now reading your poem, I am learning that a Harrisham rhyme is a 6-line poem with a rhyme scheme of a, b, a, b, a, b. The last letter of the 1st word in each line is the 1st letter in the 1st word of the next line.

I have never taken a writing class in poetry, and to be quite honest, I never thought about it. I write. I write poems, articles, stories, documents, etc., but not based on training of styles, etc. I write from my emotions, work experience, life experiences, etc., but I have no clue what to call each one or how they would be named in a writing class.

What I liked: The education provided about the written piece
Why I read it: It was a random selection
What I would change: Nothing
Overall: I liked it. I have gone through the same transformation, and yes, the days get shorter. LOL

I also wish to thank you for frequently reviewing items in my portfolio. You are appreciated.

Write on. WRITE ON!


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Review of Swimming  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Sophy New Year, thanks for sharing the poem, but more so the information about the type of poem, i.e., A quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables distributed in three lines.

The first line makes a statement and the next two lines ask a question relating to the statement.

Not being a trained writer, I have learned through this site that there is so much more to writing poetry than just what is in my head. With your new information, I will probably practice writing a few quinzaines.

What I liked: Short and sweet, and the explanation of what the style is called
Why I read it: It was a random selection by WDC.
What I would change: Nothing.
Overall: It met the goals of the writer.

Write on. WRITE ON


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Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
jackiesmuse, this is my last review for tonight, and I am so hoping that this is a genuinely fictional story! Reading the title and then the description, and the entire script before the boomerang, I thought, good for her. Get the hell out. There is someone out there that will appreciate you, talk to you, and honestly tell you so!

Then I read on, and you are up and doing the same thing all over again when your honest resolve is dashed by a can of beer with a ring on it and a note! NOT ENOUGH. "Grab Me A Bud" is what I too often witnessed in my domestic violence program. Women settle, then get used and abused over and over again, and wonder why! I was at wow with the ending.

What I liked: The easy flow of the story
Why I read it: Random selection by WDC
What I would change: The ending. LOL
Overall: Too true to be fun, but it represents a lot of the world around us.

Write on. WRITE ON!


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Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
Rhyssa, thank you for sharing. This piece brought to mind "when the circus comes to town and then leaves." It also reminded me of all the work that goes in behind the scenes to get ready for the crowd and then all of the work to break it down when the crowd is gone so that you can move on to the next town.

I think that behind-the-scenes work is the blood, sweat, and tears of any good production, yet it almost always goes unrecognized, even by the owners, managers, or others in charge.

What I like: I like that you got it said in three paragraphs. I usually take a lot longer. LOL
What I would change: Being old school, I would add capitalization, at least to the first word in each line.
Why I read it: It was a random selection by WDC.
Overall: Lots of information shared in a small space.

Write on. WRITE ON!


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Review of Down But Not Out  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Dr Gonzo, I enjoyed reading your poem and truly appreciated the rhyme and rhythm of it. It also speaks volumes of what one goes through, from flying high, getting knocked down, and struggling to get back up, especially when it is thought that we just might not make it!

What I liked: The story that the poem told
Why I read it: It was a random pick by WDC
What I would change: I would change "My fighters heart still beats" to My fighter's heart."
My favorite: As the seconds turn to years

Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed the read.

Write on. WRITE ON!


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Review of The Land Of Ons  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Sum1, I think the decision to nominate "The Land of Ons" for three Quill Awards was well deserved. Thank you so much for sharing.

What I liked: I liked the flow of the writing
What I would change: Absolutely nothing
Why I read it: It was a random selection
Favorite part: The ending. It made me laugh out loud for real
Overall: It has a great story with a heck of a storyline

Write on. WRITE ON!


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Review of The WDC Review  
Review by G. B. Williams
In affiliation with SENIOR CENTER GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Elfin, thanks for sharing your writing. The title did not get me, but the summary did. I know exactly what you mean when you get into a review of something totally intrigues you. You start putting yourself in the other writer's shoes, and suddenly you are a part of something bigger than you.

What I liked: I liked the description throughout the writing
What I would change: The title, but I have NO recommendations
Why I reviewed this piece: It was a random selection
Reactions: Emotional journey, there were times I was not sure what was being described and felt a little confused
Second read: The flow was better, and the reason for the writing was clearer

Write on. WRITE ON!


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Review of LIAR  
Review by G. B. Williams
Rated: E | (5.0)
Monty, I can relate to this short story. I have Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) for short. If the print size is not 15 points or more, I can't read it, but I can legally drive.

LOL
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