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Review of Two Friends  
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Rated: E | (4.5)
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*Exclaim* Wow! I didn't see the twist ending coming in the least! Great job in building the story. Your readers get a good idea of the strong bond between the two women. Each one deeply caring for the other.

I liked how the two chatted over coffee. The discussion about one friend, quickly turned to the other. I wondered how Mary could tell Cindy was expecting a baby. Great story-line with the twist. Nice work.


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Rated: E | (4.5)
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*Star*This review is an acknowledgment of your contest entry, as well as some of my brief thoughts.

*Exclaim* I liked how you used tea for your prompt cups instead of coffee! The hint of chocolate sounded delightful.

I wasn't sure why Taylor didn't give the earrings to Kathy himself, but I guess those in the Navy don't get too much time off. Great idea to have Marlene's life-long friend fall in love with Marlene's brother. Also, it was a nice touch to come back to the prompt scene at the end. Nice work.


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Review of Irene  
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Rated: E | (4.5)
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*Star*This review is an acknowledgment of your contest entry, as well as some of my brief thoughts.

*Exclaim* Nice opening scenario. I love the choice of beverage!

As I started reading, I noticed right away where your story was going. What a very creative idea!

It was sweet that you had the narration state that the hurricane intentions were only to help the Earth.

Great use of the prompt. ...From the whispering, to the reaching for the gift - I could see it all in the image. Nice work. *Smile*


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Rated: E | (4.5)
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*Star*This review is an acknowledgment of your contest entry, as well as some of my brief thoughts.

*Exclaim* I'm now 'wrapped in a cloud of fond memories' from your whimsical descriptions! I would have loved to be at such a wedding. You made that sound so good. *Smile*

I enjoyed reading your story of sweet friendship. Those ladies had bonded right from the start. You had lots of creative ideas, and it was really nice that you took the time to highlight some words that you knew many people might be unsure of. Maybe if you get a chance, you might go back and highlight a bit more.

I'm sure your characters will seem admirable to anyone who reads your story. I'm glad you included a happy ending, too.


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Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
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*Star*This review is an acknowledgment of your contest entry, as well as some of my brief thoughts.

*Exclaim* I thought you found an unusual use of the prompt. I could picture the prompt scene from your descriptions. What great creativity! This could have made a perfect scene for one of those mean-girls type movies.

Your readers would understand why Patrice took the scarf. Not only was it too late to put it back, but it also doubled as a great payback for years of high school stress. Nice work.


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Review of Have You Heard?  
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Rated: ASR | (5.0)
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*Note4*I AM REVIEWING YOUR STORY AS A JUDGE FOR "Short Shots: Official WDC Contest. THANKS FOR ENTERING!

*Star*This review is an acknowledgment of your contest entry, as well as some of my brief thoughts.

*Exclaim* Nice use of the prompt, and great descriptions right from the start. I liked how you let your reader know from the beginning who the people in the picture were. The words you used to do so seemed to flow effortlessly.

I'll have to say that I would have never expected to read what the contents of that shiny red bag were! I thought that was very creative of you.

Even more creative was where the story led. I liked how the red bag remained the focus of the story. You certainly gave your story lots of twists and turns. I enjoyed the happy ending...Well, I guess Dawn wasn't too happy! LOL Nice work.


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Review of A Taste of Home  
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Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
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*Note4*I AM REVIEWING YOUR STORY AS A JUDGE FOR "Short Shots: Official WDC Contest. THANKS FOR ENTERING!

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*Exclaim* What a surprise! I didn't know this was a vampire story until the very end. Great use of the prompt. I could picture the two girls drinking that 'special blend' of coffee.

In addition to the well written surprise ending, I thought your story flowed in a captivating way right from the start. I've been to both D.C. and NYC. It was fun to read about the sights in both places. Great job. *Smile*


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Review of Did You Hear?  
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Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
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*Exclaim* Wow! The things that could be passed on for generations if coffee cups could talk!

What a surprise! I really didn't know where this interesting tale was going, until I read the surprise at the end!

You showed exceptional creativity in coming up with that from the prompt. You certainly gave us one to remember. *Smile*

I liked how some tidbits were recalled, and how it was implied that the cycle will repeat with the next generation. Nice work.


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Review of Stardate 4525.3  
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Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
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*Note4*I AM REVIEWING YOUR STORY AS A JUDGE FOR "Star Trek Poetry CONTEST . THANKS FOR ENTERING!

*Star*This review is an acknowledgment of your contest entry, as well as some of my brief thoughts.

*Exclaim* You really did your homework with this amazing tale about Harry Mudd and the Ferengi. Your poem told the entertaining story well.

I liked how you described the Ferengi. Their meeting and alliance were fun to read. After a lot of double crossing going on, the ending twist made your poem even that much more fantastic.

Your smooth-flowing rhyme added to the pleasant experience.

I also would like to mention the author notes about the Ferengi and Harry Mudd. I felt this enriched your item as well.

These notes added trivia which brings back great memories of the show. I'm sure this will help lots of members who know little about Star Trek, to also enjoy your poem as much as the fans. Great job! *Delight*


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Rated: E | (4.5)
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*Exclaim* I enjoyed your fun-to-read poem, Margot. It was humorous and told a story, all in a small space. That showed thought and creativity on your part.

The style was great. I liked how delicate it seemed.

LOL I could imagine the Ferengi getting Harry Mudd's nagging Stellas! ...Wearing prudent outfits, too! Great job. *Laugh*


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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: This is a great poem for coffee lovers.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: Ah, this poem has my name all over it! LOL I can't go a day without coffee, though these days I drink mostly decaf, but that's still coffee. I think your poem described the 'why' really well...

*Check2*ERRORS: I didn't see any errors.

*Star*FAVORITE PART: I loved the easy rhyme and consistent, smooth flow of your poem. It added to the pleasure of the read.

I also enjoyed the style, of ending the poem as it began. Really nice closure.

Gosh, I don't think you left anything out in these great stanzas! All of the words you used to describe the coffee-drinking experience were there...Calming, Soothing, Comforting...It's so true, that (well, for most of us anyway) coffee is a big part of everything we do.

A trip to the mall isn't complete without a Starbucks or something similar in hand. Did you ever notice how usually the only 'food or drink' permitted in shops is a Starbucks cup...

Waking up...Time for coffee. After dinner...Time for coffee. Sitting at the computer...Time for coffee. Middle of the day...Time for coffee. You're poem really put it all into perspective! *Delight*

*Idea*SUGGESTIONS:Now that you have a perfect poem, why not polish up the looks a bit. I would center the whole thing, not just the title. Also, maybe some brown colored font would look nice. *Smile*

Why not add a picture of a steaming cup at the bottom. ...Gosh, I need to take a break from reviewing to make a quick cup of International Delite!!! Addiction? Maybe, but there could be worse. *Bigsmile*

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Review of Snowblind  
Review by Maryann
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Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: This is the story about one guys 'trip' down a snow covered mountain.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: LOL Sorry! That must have been really terrible! I shouldn't be laughing, but you seemed to keep a humorous attitude throughout the adventure! *Laugh*

*Check2*ERRORS: I didn't see any errors. Nice writing.

*Star*FAVORITE PART: Wow! You're a terrific writer! I've never been snow-boarding, but your descriptions (of tumbling down the mountain from the black diamond slope...) sounded so vivid, that I would visualize the whole experience. Well, who could imagine the pain you must have been going through! Gosh! *Shock*

You're brave to continue boarding after something like that. Maybe you are invincible! LOL

I remember my days at the riding academy, I used to get right back on the horse that threw me. ...Thinking that it was my fault that I didn't stay on. Of course, snow boarding seems a million times riskier! Wow, your story was indeed intense.

I love the style of writing. ..A sort of bio in a smooth-flowing, and captivating, story.

I would add the genre of 'comedy'. It was a comedy of errors, though you handled it like a gold medalist! Your humorous writing style will bring a smile to your readers. It's always after an event such as this, that we can laugh at the memory.

Oh, that 'coffee' sounds really interesting!! *Bigsmile*





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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: This is a story which was entered in a contest.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: Oh great job! I didn't know what to expect with this one, but the surprise of humor brought a big smile to my face! *Bigsmile*

*Check2*ERRORS: I didn't find any errors. I can understand why this great piece earned a big red ribbon. *Smile*

*Star*FAVORITE PART: I absolutely loved reading this story. We've all had embarrassing moments at one time or another, and so this is the type of story we can all relate to.

The best part, was that all of a sudden your story took a change from serious to unexpected comedy. That catches your readers off guard and make them laugh with sincerity.

Gosh, I don't know much about plants, but I will indeed look up the one mentioned in your story. So, you know I'm still going to be thinking about this one later on today. *Bigsmile*

*Idea*SUGGESTIONS: Was the red ribbon given to you because you won it in the contest? Maybe you might write that under your story.

Also, if the contest is still active, maybe you might put the link to it, or at least write what the prompt/rules were. *Smile*

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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: This is a fun poll about Star Trek series.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS:Hi eyestar~hiatus offline ! I had trouble choosing just one favorite show! I picked TNG, because that one brought back such great memories. My second would be Voyager.

*Check2*ERRORS: I didn't find any errors.

*Star*FAVORITE PART: Nice work in putting this one together. The heading looks great, and I love the choices.

I enjoyed seeing what other people picked for their favorite show. That's part of what makes these polls so much fun. Thanks for making this one for us all to enjoy. *Smile*

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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: This is a poem about Star Trek Captains.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: Hi eyestar~hiatus offline ! I didn't get to do reviews during our review raid, so I'll be trying to get some of these fun type reviews done this weeek. *Bigsmile*

*Check2*ERRORS: no errors here.

*Star*FAVORITE PART:I liked the style of this poll. Not only do you have a great poll, but your readers can also learn something or get some tips from the longer introduction in the heading.

I love the bright color scheme in the heading. It makes your poll fun and inviting.

You have so many great choices!! I almost chose 'couldn't decide' because I do have a few favorites, but I picked Janeway. She has always been an admirable woman. She was fair to everyone in her crew, even right from the start when their were some problems. She was also the one to be around in times of trouble because she kept a clear head and was quick to think and make sure her commands were put into action. She was wise in utilizing her crew to their best potential.

I think Kirk would have been my second pick, just because of his smooth style. *Delight*

Thanks for making this great poll. *Smile*

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Review of SHORT STORIES  
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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: Find great stories in this folder.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: Wow, Liam! Your portfolio grew in an amazing way since I last stopped by to read The Dead Letter! Way to go. You're portfolio improved so much, and it looks great! I'm so glad to know you as a Power member. *Delight*

*Check2*ERRORS: No errors. You did this well.

*Star*FAVORITE PART: This is great! A person visiting your port will find a bunch of great stories here. Your port came a long way. I'm looking forward to seeing your port grow over the years. *Smile*

*Idea*SUGGESTIONS: You have great stories in your folder, and your portfolio has a neat and organized look. I like how you did write something to introduce this folder, but maybe you might also think about writing a few short lines more. ..Some intriguing thoughts about a story or two..Just a couple of lines so not to give any spoilers. You can also think about adding one of your images...Just a thought. *Smile*

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Review of A Guide  
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Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: Poem about how a cat friend gives a young girl hope.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: Hi Ally. Welcome to WDC and a big thank you for joining our Power group. Great to have you. *Smile*

*Check2*ERRORS: No errors. Nice work.

*Star*FAVORITE PART: What a sweet and well-written poem! I have a surprise coming to you for this one...An awardicon!

Your poem gave me shivers and brought tears to my eyes. Reen reminded me of my Penelope...

The girl names her friend, and seeks him out...Needs him. The cat gives the girl hope, love, and friendship. Very touching! Keep writing and reviewing! You're doing a great job with adding these items so easily to your port. Very impressive. *Smile*

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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: This is a contest just for poems.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: Oh what a great idea for a contest! Lots of WDC members love to write poems, so this will be a great place to show what they can do in a community setting. *Smile*

*Check2*ERRORS: I didn't find any errors in this perfectly done heading. Nice work.

*Star*FAVORITE PART: I thought the rules were very clear and easy to follow. From the look at the way your entries are pouring in, it seems many people feel that way. *Bigsmile*

I like the way this is set up. It's easy to read and easy to find information, such as judging, rules, and donation information. You set this up well, and I was able to leave a donation right from a post.

The image is great, too. Good luck with your contest. I hope it's lots of fun for you and those who enter. *Delight*

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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your poem.

*Exclaim* What a very charming bird story! I loved the dialog, right from the first line where her 'behind' was freezing! So funny!

I'm so glad you joined in on "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group's in group mini challenge. You really showed team spirit, and this line made that point well: "Hey Homer! We are surveying the land so we can do reviews of what we saw. We rock! We are powerful! We are going to be famous writers and critics someday!"

You did a great job in bringing personality to the three little birds of Breaker's image. Nice work! *Smile*


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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your poem.

*Exclaim*This poem is really beautiful.

I can feel the strong emotion and the feeling of hope that comes along with the struggle.

The choice of words you used, such as "dolor upon my soul", was very creative in adding to the intensity of the touching poem.

I would add a genre of 'inspirational', because this poem makes one look ahead to the brightness of a new day.

By the way, the very ending is all which didn't flow right to me...The title talks that 'there will dawn a new day', however your poem ends with, 'a new eve'. I think I would have expected 'a new dawn'.

Keep writing these great poems. I really enjoyed stopping by your port.*Delight*


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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your poem.

*Exclaim*I love the style of your poem. It read like a limerick. I felt that it had a gentle playfulness in that way.

The rhyme is really smooth, and enjoyable.

This piece can hold truth for many Writing.com members. We have our 'in-person' lives...Some of us are students...Others have busy jobs...Kids...But we all meet here on this friendly on-line community. It's like having two lives, as you said! *Delight*

Yes, it strikes thought. We're the same person, yet how different it is to be in two different worlds. ...And we've all experienced the joy and the consequences! What would we ever do without the internet! *Bigsmile*

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*Star*This review is an acknowledgment of your contest entry, as well as some of my brief thoughts.

*Exclaim* LOL Okay Debbie, you caught me off guard and you have me cracking up laughing, so that my dogs think I'm nuts once again!! That doesn't happen all that often, but thanks for writing something so fun to read, that it made me laugh. *Laugh*

How many times did we all watch a Star Trek episode and just knew which 'extra' was going to die by the color of their shirt, and their unknown look. Wouldn't it have been AWESOME for one of them to beat the odds by dyeing their shirt a different color! LOL Great fun and ideas in your fantastic limerick. *Delight*

I really love limericks, btw, when they rhyme so smoothly and are very well done. Your limerick was just such an experience. It was playful, friendly, and read like a pleasant song. Thanks for entering the Star Trek contest.


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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: This is the perfect poem about love and marriage.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: What a beautiful poem! My son just recently got married, so that's why I noticed your wedding poem. Yours was filled with sentiments and romance! *Smile*

*Check2*ERRORS: I didn't find any errors.

*Star*FAVORITE PART: I felt your poem was very touching and sweet. I can feel the strong bond of marriage right from the very first stanza - which was my absolutely favorite part of the poem! What a sweet declaration of love! Their dreams came true. These can be marriage vows!

I really didn't find anything in this poem which needed improvement. The rhyme seemed smooth to me, which added to the pleasant reading experience. The tender wording set the enjoyable mood. ...And the theme of love was consistent. I liked how your poem is centered nicely, too.

Ending it with an 'I Do' is the perfect ending to this nicely done poem.

*Idea*SUGGESTIONS: This is the perfect season to put your wedding poem in places...There are lots of summer weddings. You might want to look around for things like contests where you can enter this poem. *Smile*

I happen to know that you're really good at creating images. Why not add an image of a wedding cake below your poem? *Bigsmile*

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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: This is an informative item about reviewing.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: Great job in putting this one together, Dreams. You really covered all of the points in a clear way. I can see how this one will be a big help to anyone who reads it. *Smile*

*Check2*ERRORS: I didn't find any errors.

*Star*FAVORITE PART: Not only did you tell what you look for while you're reviewing, but you actually gave helpful tips about what a person can do to improve their items.

I liked how you broke your information up into clear and easy-to-follow bullets. You covered it all -- punctuation, grammar, dull vs exciting, etc. -- it's all here.

You humbly mentioned that, in other words, that you practice what you preach by looking into these details in your own work.

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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: This is a short story about the delivery of a unique letter.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS:What a beautiful and touching story! It held my attention from the beginning to the end, and I absolutely loved the punch line at the end.

*Star*FAVORITE PART: We felt the frustration the driver was feeling. He had to drive so far just to deliver one letter, which was so long over due to be delivered. You gave that much of his personality in just a small space.

You wrote a fine character in for the kind old lady. The surprise at the end was very sweet.

*Idea*SUGGESTIONS: Now that the writing assignment is over (Or, when it is over...), you might want to include the information that this was a writing assignment and what was involved, as a small note at the beginning of your story. This way, you might choose a more catching title instead of 'Class Assignment'.

You only picked one genre. I would go back to edit this item, and pick the two more that you are allowed. This way, your item and port might receive more views. You might, for example, add the genre, 'adventure', or 'family'.

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