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Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (4.0)
*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


First of all, happy account anniversary! I'm OOT™ , and I'm honored to review your work.

My Thoughts: I chose this piece because I am a cat lover, and, with two very active male cats, I need all of the help I can get! You offer a variety of tips, from training your cat to use a litter box when you first get him to teaching him that biting is wrong. Good job.

I do wonder if you have additional tips if one of the ones you listed doesn't work for particular cats. I have purchased numerous scratching posts and have them all over the house, yet that doesn't keep my boys from climbing the curtains and scratching the furniture. They use the scratching posts frequently and seem to enjoy them immensely, but they still return to the curtains and furniture.

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My Suggestions: You left out an apostrophe in this sentence: "...providing you pay attention to your cat's needs."

"Cats do not like to eat or drink near where they are expected to eliminate, make sure to keep those areas separate." is a run-on sentence, because you have two complete sentences, separated by only a comma. I suggest either changing the comma to a period or inserting the word "so" after the comma.

"Buy a simple scratching post and placingplace it near where your cat likes to scratch."

"...taking your cat's paw and gently scratching..."

"if your cat likes to bite, this can be a problem"

"if he hurts you, you won’t play anymore."


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Overall: Thank you for sharing this informative piece. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon. I hope you have a wonderful 11th WDC anniversary!

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Created by Amanda


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Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: ASR | (4.0)
*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


First of all, happy account anniversary! I'm OOT™ , and I'm honored to review your work.

My Thoughts: I dropped by your port to celebrate your WDC anniversary. To be honest, I only chose this story to review, because I saw that it was posted over six years ago and had no previous ratings. So, here I am to change that!

This was a good story. I know from experience how difficult it can be to write a meaningful story using few words, but you did a great job here. You also did a terrific job of describing the defeated attitude of someone who had suffered from domestic abuse for too long. It saddened me that the character would feel that death was preferable at that point.

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My Suggestions: I just changing the title to something fitting for the story and changing the description to give the reader a hint as to what the story is about. As I said earlier, I only chose the story, because it didn't have any prior ratings. I usually choose stories with titles that catchy my eye. As it is right now, the title isn't catchy. I, for one, normally wouldn't read a story with a title and description like this.

One question I had about the story is how "she" recognized the policeman that was first to reach her. Had she had previous involvement with the officer? Because since it appeared that that was the first moment she saw him at that time, she had no reason to recognize him.

I would have found it easier to empathize with the main character, and she would have seemed more real to me, if she would have at least had a name. Describing her simply as "she" throughout the story didn't work for me. I suggest that you give the character a name. It wouldn't hurt to give a little more information about how long she had suffered from such abuse.

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this short story. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon. I hope you had a wonderful 12th WDC anniversary!

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Created by Amanda


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Review of The Dropout  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


First of all, happy account anniversary! I'm OOT™ , and I'm honored to review your work.

My Thoughts: I chose this story, because the title and description captured my attention, and dark is one of my favorite genres. I'm glad I did! I know from experience how difficult it can be to write a meaningful story using 500 words or less, but you made it seem effortless here. Great job.

It was easy for me to picture the classroom scene that you described, and I found myself empathizing with David immediately. You quickly captured my attention, and I was anxious to see how the story would end. The ending was absolutely perfect, and I actually got goosebumps as I read. The story was so interesting, it seemed like far less than 456 words. Even though the story was complete, I wanted more! *Laugh*

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My Suggestions: I thought the story was perfect except for the first paragraph. In the first paragraph, you alternate between present and past tense before settling on past tense for the remainder of the story. The bell rings, David lingers...both present tense, even though the rest of the story is told in past tense. In that regard, I suggest changing those two sentences to past tense.

I also had an issue with these two sentences: "This should be the year to achieve great things, but David wasn't feeling very optimistic. Things had happened over Summer break that would change all that." It is unclear to me, especially at this point in the story, whether something had happened to change the likelihood that he would achieve great things or something had happened to change his pessimistic feeling. Of course, I found out a bit later that it was the former, but I think it's too ambiguous as-is.

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this little dark story. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon. I hope you had a wonderful 4th WDC anniversary!

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Created by Amanda


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of The Garlic Clove  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (4.5)
*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


First of all, happy account anniversary! I'm OOT™ , and I'm honored to review your work.

My Thoughts: I decided to drop by your port for an Anniversary Review. I chose this story, because I was anxious to see what a garlic clove could have to do with a couple finding each other. I'm glad I did! This was a terrific story. I know from experience how difficult it can be to write a meaningful story using 300 words or less, but you made it seem effortless. Great job!

It was easy to picture the scene that you described, and the characters were interesting. There was a bit of comic relief (especially with the garlic-laced cheesecake) and a bit of romance. While I usually go for horror stories or thrillers, every now and then, I want to read a lighthearted romance. This story was perfect!

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My Suggestions: I would add the word "had" in this sentence: "He had just lost his best friend to cancer..." I think it would read more fluidly, and it would not take you over the 300 word limit.

Otherwise, I saw no errors in grammar, spelling, or punctuation.

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this short story. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon. Hope you have a wonderful 10th WDC Anniversary!

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Created by Amanda


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: ASR | (5.0)
Hi, Cori ! I'm OOT™ and I'm honored to review your work on behalf of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: I chose this campfire to review, because one of my tasks in "a very Wodehouse challenge was to find and review 3 campfire items on WDC. I must say that I have enjoyed it immensely. Prior to this challenge, I wasn't even sure what a campfire was. Now, I want to create my own!

This was a terrific idea for a campfire. I love the way you have the favorite quotes of so many different authors on the site. I have reviewed a few other campfires, and both of them only involved two participants, so I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I love reading famous quotes, so this campfire was right up my alley.

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My Suggestions: I noticed that your campfire was closed. I'm still learning the ins and outs of campfire creatives, but I wonder if you could leave one open indefinitely so that members can continue to contribute their favorite quotes. I love the variety and the differing views of different authors on the site, so I think it would be terrific to keep it open indefinitely if possible.

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this terrific, informative campfire creative. I thoroughly enjoyed the read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon!

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Created by Amanda
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Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 13+ | (4.0)
Hi, FM - 1 Writer to rule them all ! I'm OOT™ and I'm honored to review your work on behalf of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: I decided to review this campfire, because one of my tasks at "a very Wodehouse challenge was to find and review 3 campfire items. Prior to the challenge, I wasn't familiar with campfires at all, and I have been pleasantly surprised by how fun and entertaining it seems.

I see that this campfire was created several years ago, so I imagine that you and your campfire partner have already accomplished some of the goals that you created. The list was interesting, and most of the ideas weren't outlandish or unrealistic. I think it would be fun for you and your partner to look back on now and see how many of the goals you have completed and how many of them you are no longer interested in.

I think this type of campfire would be a great idea to have numerous members of the site participate in...maybe get one idea from each member and then see if other members have similar objectives. The campfire was short and easy to understand, and I enjoyed reading it.

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My Suggestions: First and foremost, I wondered why so many numbers were missing. I expected 100 things, but I'd say there was more like 80.

On number 39, "develop" is spelled incorrectly.

On number 66, "Egyptian" is spelled incorrectly.

On the part between 82 and 85 (with no number), "friends" is spelled incorrectly.

At the end, "do them" should be 2 separate words.

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this little campfire. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon.

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Created by Amanda
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Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Cassie Reynolds ! I'm OOT™ and I'm honored to review your work on behalf of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: I chose this piece, because one of my tasks for "a very Wodehouse challenge is to review five campfire-related items. It doesn't hurt that I love flash fiction.

I know, from experience, how difficult it can be to write a meaningful story using 300 words or less. You made it look effortless. In a very short story, you introduced three interesting characters, set up a scene, and established a conflict and a resolution. Great job!

I love the way you gave the reader a glimpse of the twins' history before introducing the immediate problem. First person narration worked well for this story. Your descriptive writing style made it easy for me it imagine the scene that you described, and I could easily empathize with Michael. And I loved the happy ending! I'm usually a sucker for the horror story or stories with a twist at the end, but sometimes, I just want to see a happy ending. This story was perfect!

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My Suggestions: I suggest removing "FlashFiction" from the title, and use the description to give the reader a hint as to what the story is about. I think it would make it appear more professional and make it more appealing to a potential reader. You could always put a blurb at the end of the story containing the information that is currently in the description.

Grammar, spelling, and punctuation are flawless. The story flowed smoothly, and I have no other suggestions for improvement.

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this terrific short story. I imagine that you won the contest with this little gem. It was a pleasure to read and review this piece, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon!

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Created by Amanda


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of Ghostly Campfire  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 13+ | (3.5)
Hi, NanoWriMo2018 Into the Earth ! I'm OOT™ and I'm honored to review your work on behalf of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: I chose this story, because one of my tasks in "a very Wodehouse challenge is to review five campfire-related items on WDC. It doesn't hurt that I love ghost stories as well as flash fiction!

I was a bit confused by the story, because they only allowed a child to come because Katie and her mother begged, so why were Scottie and Skylar there? And were Patrick and Juliana the only adults there? If that's the case, it seems strange that they'd assume the responsibility of keeping three children occupied and safe. In that regard, I would like to see a little more detail at the beginning as to how this little group came together.

I enjoyed the story told by Patrick, and I could imagine the children's terror following the story. My favorite part was the twist at the end. I could almost feel goosebumps at the revelation that the rustling and the howl were caused by an unknown person/animal. I love little horror tales with a cliffhanger ending, and you did a good job with this one.

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My Suggestions: "argue" is spelled incorrectly in the first paragraph.

"Uncle Mike was always going through a crises" should be changed to "Uncle Mike was always going through a crisis." Crises is plural, and you're only talking about one crisis here.

I noticed a lot of instances where commas should be inserted. They are as follows:
"...agreeable, and she thought..."

"Although she had wanted to, she knew better..."

"Before the ghostly stories could begin, a fire..."

A period should be inserted here: "...around the fire.” He..." and here: "Patrick began." and here "Scottie asked."

You forgot to use closing quotation marks here: " “Bllluuueeeaaaaahhh!" They all chanted."
"Like before you were born time ago."

In "a very long, time ago," the comma should be omitted.

"...Scottie’s hair, Scottie scrambled..." The comma should be a period.

"Like I was saying, a girl..."

"What girls? What was her name?" Scottie interrupted again.

dash into her house, look around...

You used the spelling "Stephen" throughout the story, but there was one instance that you used "Stephan." (“Bobby and Stephan’s friends...)

"“The girl ran out of her back door." because the rest of the story is told in past tense.

"They thought everything was working according to planned. What they hadn’t known was Cat Girl discovered their friends. With her long fingernails, she drew deep scratches into their clothing and hissed at them to leave and never come back."

This sentence doesn't work: "it was the lack of appliances they didn’t see" They did see the lack of appliances. In other words, they noticed the lack of appliances.

Pictures of Cat Girl in a dresses

At the end of the story, you named Stephen as one of the people at the campfire, but he was actually a person in Patrick's story. It should have been Scottie.

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Overall: This was a good story that would be much better after a thorough edit. I enjoyed the read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon!

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Created by Amanda


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hi, Harry ! I'm OOT™ and I'm honored to review your work on behalf of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: I chose this story, because I was required to review five campfire-related items as part of my task in "a very Wodehouse challenge. I'm glad I did, because I really enjoyed it!

I wasn't sure what a storoem was, so I googled it was directed to your books on Amazon. I'm very impressed! And my guess is that a storoem is a combination of a story and a poem, which is exactly what this item is. Although I was expecting to read something merely relating to a campfire, I walked away with so much more.

You did a terrific job of making the old warrior appealing to the reader. It isn't very often that we see the vulnerable side of such a character, and it really added to my enjoyment of this piece. At first, I had an issue with the two lines in such close succession about the old warrior sitting silently sharpening his sword, but, by the end of the piece, I saw the necessity of your choice.

As I read, I was reminded of people's opinions of the government shutdown. The people who call the shots remain unaffected while the lives of the ones left to carry out the directives are at risk. This is piece that many people can relate to, and I enjoyed it immensely.

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My Suggestions: I suggest inserting a comma here: " Were the gods willing, I would spend tomorrow..." and here: "In the enemy camp, it is much the same." Otherwise, grammar, spelling, and punctuation were flawless.

I would have liked for lines not to have been skipped in the middle of sentences, but I understand that this was done to separate the piece into stanzas. I got used to it rather quickly, and it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the piece.

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this well-written storoem. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon as well as checking out some of your books available on Amazon!

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Created by Amanda


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of Let The Light In  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


First of all, happy account anniversary! I'm OOT™ , and I'm honored to review your work.

My Thoughts: I chose this story, because I was intrigued by the title and the description. First, let me commend you for giving the reader a hint as to what to expect from the story in your description and saving the reason behind its creation for a note at the end. It's one of my biggest pet peeves for a description to read, "A story I wrote for the Writer's Cramp."

The story itself captured my interest in the beginning and held it throughout. I couldn't wait to see how Marty's gig as an informant turned out. I expected him to get caught, but I wasn't disappointed by the ending. You made excellent use of the prompt, and the story was interesting and realistic. I could almost feel Marty's despair when he realized his task was far from over. Great job!

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My Suggestions: I searched long and hard so I could find something useful to suggest. Grammar, spelling, and punctuation were flawless. Finally, I found this:
"FInding it satisfactory..." should be "Finding it satisfactory..." So, after I finished my happy dance, I quickly made the suggestion.

Otherwise, the story is perfect!

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this short story. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon - hopefully on February 15th on your actual account anniversary. *Laugh*

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Created by Amanda


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of The Campfire  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hi, workin nights ! I'm OOT™ and I'm honored to review your work on behalf of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: I chose this story, because one of my tasks in "a very Wodehouse challenge is to review 5 campfire-related items on WDC. I'm glad I did! Not only did I learn a great deal about the Scout's rituals, but I also enjoyed it immensely!

Your vivid descriptions made it easy for me to imagine the campfire scene, and I loved the way you personified the elements of nature, starting with the trees in the beginning of the story. You captured my interest at that point and held it throughout.

I was a bit miffed by the sudden switch to three months later, but it wasn't long until you took the reader back to that time with a full description of the events. You have an excellent writing style, and I imagine you would write terrific poems with your "show, don't tell" style. I was simply looking for a story about a campfire and got so much more! Good job.

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My Suggestions: I suggest changing "one was a SUV" to "one was an SUV". Read it aloud, and you'll see what I mean.

"Trees seeking the sun's last rays..."

"The old Scoutmaster's name was Stanley; there was more..."

"Arthritic hands moving slowly up the staff are raising him off the rock" because you're telling the story in present tense.

"...are now etched with sharp contrast..."
"The brightness of the fire illuminates the area around us..." Again, be careful to remain in present tense. Also, by the use of "us," this is the first time the reader becomes aware that the narrator is part of the group. As a matter of fact, throughout the story, the narrator refers to "the group," which indicates that he is not a part. I found that a bit strange and would suggest making that clear earlier in the story.

"...feelings its intensity..." It's is a contraction for "it is."

"The road equipment couldn't be used..." as you are telling that part of the story in past tense.

"now being led by their stars."

"see him pause at some and see him sigh..."

"old scout master's" Be careful to add apostrophes to indicate possession.

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this short, informational story. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon!

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Created by Amanda


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of We Missed You  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Hi, Monochrome ! I'm OOT™ and I'm honored to review your work on behalf of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: Horror is one of my favorite genres, and the title of this story caught my eye. I also entered a story in this contest, so how could I not check this story out? Normally, I would suggest that you change the description to give the reader a hint as to what the story is about, but I think your description is ok in this instance, because the genre and title were enough to make me want to read this story.

I don't often see a story written in second person narrative, but it worked well for this piece. It made me feel as though I was more a part of the story. Writing in present tense also worked well, and you did a terrific job of remaining in present tense throughout. The transitions in time were also smooth.

The first two sentences immediately drew me in, and the story held my interest throughout. Your descriptive writing helped me to sense the emptiness and feel the heat of the stifling room as you described. I felt anxious throughout the story, as I'm sure you intended, and after the revelations about the grandmother, I was on the edge of my seat. The story ended perfectly, going back to the title. Cliffhanger endings are a hit or miss for me, but I loved this one!

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My Suggestions: I suggest changing this sentence: "You get off the car as your uncle greeted you and your parents with a warm smile." to "You get out of the care as your uncle greets you and your parents with a warm smile." This is the only instance I noticed that you switched to past tense.

" The next daymorning, while having breakfast, you unexpectedly ask your mom about your grandmother whom you’ve never met."

I would omit the word "already" from "Your grandma is already very old..." because you have already established in the previous paragraph that the photo was taken in her last days when she was 79.

"Your mom doesn’t usually talk about her late parents ever since." I think that sentence would read better if those two words were omitted.

I suggest changing "she can’t easily sleep at night..." to "she couldn't easily sleep at night..." Even though the story is written in present tense, this is a direct quote by the mother, so it's ok for it to be in past tense.

"you hear a hollow voice in your left ear."


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Overall: Thank you for sharing this little horror story. I am so impressed by how much you have grown as an author in such a short time! I think your story is much better than the one I entered in the contest. As always, it has been a pleasure reading and reviewing your work, and I will most definitely be dropping by your port again soon!

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Created by Amanda


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of Thick Skin  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hi, Malevolent_Preacher ! I'm OOT™ and I'm honored to review your work on behalf of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: First of all, welcome to WDC! I can see you're already off to a good start. I stumbled my way into your port, the title of this poem intrigued me, so here I am!

You made quite an impact with those five lines. I'm somewhat hesitant to review poetry, because it intimidates me. Still, I know what I like, and I really enjoyed this piece. I loved the first two lines, and I can easily relate to the entire poem as I am sure many of us can. Good job!

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My Suggestions: First I would suggest only capitalizing words when they're at the beginning of a sentence.

"artists rendition" should be "artist's rendition"

"Before it drys" should be "before it dries" Spellcheck will usually underline a misspelled word in red as you type.

You have to be very careful with such a short piece, because errors are much more obvious and detract from the professionalism of the piece.

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this poem. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to seeing more of your work. If there is ever anything I can do to help you find your way around the site, please don't hesitate to let me know. I can already tell you're going to be a wonderful addition to the site!

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Review of Damien  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Monochrome ! I'm OOT™ and I'm honored to review your work on behalf of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: Wow! I actually got goosebumps as I read the last line of this story. I don't recall ever entering the Dialogue 500 contest, but I imagine writing a story using only dialogue would be quite difficult. You made it seem effortless here!

You did a terrific job of describing the characters and their relationship through their dialogue. You also managed to add a couple of other character (their mothers). The dialogue was believable, and I could tell that the cousins were close. You captured my interest with the first line and held it throughout. And the last line blew me away. Great job!

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My Suggestions: I would suggest changing, “No! It’s a hobby that I get hooked on lately" to “No! It’s a hobby that I have been hooked on lately!”

Also, I was wondering why Damien was ever at the hospital if he was found frozen to death. Wouldn't they have taken him to the morgue instead? And I guess his mother was at the hospital because she had a breakdown because of his death?

Regardless, I enjoyed this piece so much that a 5 star rating was warranted and well deserved.

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Overall: It's truly a pleasure watching you grow as an author and expand your horizons! You should be proud of this piece, because it's your best yet. I will definitely be visiting your port for another review soon!

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Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


First of all, happy account anniversary! I'm OOT™ , and I'm honored to review your work.

My Thoughts: I stopped by your port to do an anniversary review, and I chose this story because I noticed that one of the genres is psychology. I'm glad I did! I know from experience how difficult it can be to write a meaningful story using few words, but you made it seem effortless here.

I love the comparison of yellow and black to life and death and the canvas to the author's life. First person narrative worked well for this piece. The story was so emotionally intense, I was surprised to see it was fiction. I'm sure that many of us can relate to the healthcare crisis, and this was a terrific way to convey the worst case scenario that could result from lack of adequate coverage.

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My Suggestions: I hate that I cannot offer any suggestions for improvement, but I think this story is perfect as-is. Grammar, spelling and punctuation are flawless. You made every word count, and you didn't add any unnecessary detail, nor did you omit anything that was necessary.

I do, however, suggest that you write more! I noticed that there is a limited number of items in your port. I love your writing style, and I would like to see more short stories written by you!

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this emotional short story. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon. I hope you had a happy 8th WDC anniversary!

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Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (4.0)
*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


First of all, happy account anniversary! I'm OOT™ , and I'm honored to review your work.

My Thoughts: I don't normally review poetry, but I wanted to send you an anniversary review, and your port contained only poetry. I really enjoyed this short poem. I have had relationships that have failed after several years, so this piece was easy for me to relate to. I particularly liked the optimism conveyed in the poem. During the time of a major hurtful event, it's too easy to be overwhelmed by the immediate pain and heartbreak. This poem serves as a reminder that things will get better if you take it "one day at a time." Good job!

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My Suggestions: There's a spelling error in the second stanza. It should be "Reflect on your smile"

I read the poem aloud and the third stanza didn't flow as fluidly as the rest. I suggest omitting the word "all" to make it:

"One day at a time, I’ll put your pictures away,
I’ll pray to the Lord, to show me the way."

I would also suggest changing "I'll" in the last stanza to "I will." I suggest that, because the poem began with "I will," and I also think the change would make the last stanza flow more fluidly.

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this emotional poem. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon! Hope you have a wonderful 8th WDC anniversary!

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Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Hi, Monochrome ! I'm OOT™ and I'm honored to review your work on behalf of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: Thank you for asking me to review this story. I'm sorry it has taken me so long, but I wanted to make sure I had adequate time to give your work the attention it deserves. As you know, I have become fond of your work, and I have enjoyed watching you grow as a writer. I read your bioblock, and I strongly disagree with your assertion that you are not a good writer. You are a terrific writer. As a matter of fact, you are so good that I didn't realize that English wasn't your first language until I read it there.

Now, to the review. This is my favorite story that you have written yet. The character is believable and interesting, and you have done an excellent job describing him. I like the idea that he has been in solitude for so long that he has come to rely on the voices in his head for company/guidance, even to the point of naming them.

I was surprised by the switch to the school scene, and my immediate thought was that it had all been a dream. I also want to praise your smooth transition. You have improved so much since your first story! Then, the transition back to the cave scene blew me away! I love stories with a twist, and you have done a superb job with this one. The message on the cave wall that Isog was finally able to read at the end of the chapter has me longing for more!!!

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My Suggestions: I know I have urged you to give more description, and I must say you have done an terrific job of doing so. However, I stumbled over the following sentence: "He held this three-foot long wooden spear with a pointed shaft made of stone in his left hand for a while." I think it would be better to split it into two sentences: "He held his wooden spear in his left hand for awhile. It was three-feet long with a pointed shaft made of stone."

"He aimed at the target for a second; then, he strongly stabbed his spear..."

"...2 inches thick, enough for one meal."

"All he could remember were the voices inside his head directing him to do things – most of them were helpful, but one kept telling him he'd be better off dead."

"...as the liquid poured on it on the ground."

"...cursed at it, then and turned a deaf ear then"

"Isog ran fast as he could, bumping the rotting..."

"He did this almost every afternoon, so he was already used to it."

"I can’t imagine how I would live without you guys."

"For as long as he could remember, he had been living in that cave alone, ever since and those symbols had always him question what they were and what they meanthe had always wondered what those symbols were and what they meant."

"...he recognized them very well as if he had been using them all his life."

"holding a book and a wooden stick"

"it was the first time to behe'd been in that world."

"closed his eyes again and opened them to see if he was really back"

"Isog stood still just right before the stone wall."

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Overall: Thank you for sharing another great story. You are a great writer, and you shouldn't ever think otherwise. I realize now that a lot of errors in your stories are due to the fact that English isn't your first language, and that makes me even more impressed by your writing skill. I trust that you'll let me know when you add more to the story, because I'm anxious to read on!

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Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: ASR | (4.5)
*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


First of all, happy account anniversary! I'm OOT™ , and I'm honored to review your work.

My Thoughts: I love horror stories, and this one was right up my alley. The title was interesting and appropriate, and I was hooked from the first sentence. I could easily imagine the scene that you described and could see the unkempt man and the mother's horror of her daughter pointing out that he smelled.

Although the story was short, it was complete, and I enjoyed every scene. I prefer horror stories with events that could actually occur, and this one was spot-on. The man's obsession with the number eighteen was a somewhat original and realistic plot, and I could see the man's downhill spiral. Scab was a great name for him. The ending was perfect! I can easily see how you won the contest with this story!

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My Suggestions: First I suggest adding "dark" as a genre. At it is, you have 2 genres listed as "other". So if someone searched for a nice little dark tale to read, this gem wouldn't show up in the search.

This line drove me so batty, it resulted in the loss of half a star: "Add nine, three, one, and two – eighteen." Nine, three, one and two is NOT eighteen! It's fifteen. I added it over and over in my head, trying to figure out the catch, but it's simply incorrect.

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Overall: Thank you for sharing this excellent little horror story. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon. Happy 9th WDC Anniversary!

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Review of The Eyes Have It  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Fangus ! I'm OOT™ and I'm honored to review your work on behalf of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: I loved it! Because I have read so many of your excellent stories, I have high expectations from you, and I have never been disappointed. I love flash fiction, particularly those in the dark and horror genres, and this little piece quickly took me from having an anxious, foreboding feeling to chuckling at the end. I share your love of the dark tales with an unexpected twist, and this one was perfect.

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My Suggestions: As always, your grammar, spelling and punctuation are flawless.

My first thought was that it doesn't make sense for someone to be happy to go to work. *Laugh* But, seriously, I always feel bad for not being able to offer you any useful suggestions, but I rarely see room for improvement in any of your work. If I catch a rare error, I almost do a happy dance, because I feel that I'm finally able to offer you something useful. But I think it's sufficient to let you know that I love your writing and admire you as an author.

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Overall: Thank you for sharing your talent with us. This story was a pleasure to read and review, and I will certainly be visiting your port again soon.

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Review of SIRIUS  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: ASR | (4.5)
Hi, Monochrome ! I'm OOT™ and I'm honored to review your work on behalf of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: I can tell that you really took my suggestions in your last story to heart. This one was much better than your other first draft. I am so proud of you!

The title is interesting and made me want to read the story. I don't know much about the stars, so you taught me something as well with this piece. And I loved the character's name, Pisces. You did a terrific job of describing Michael, but I'd like to know more about Pisces' physical appearance.

The transitions between scenes were much smoother than in your last story, and I only noticed one error with tense (we'll get to that later). When I got to the scene where Pisces ran into Michael at the library, my eyes were glued to the screen. If there were any errors in that part of the story, I didn't notice. I was too busy watching the scene unfold.

You realize I'm going to bug you to write another part to this story, right? I have to know if Michael and Pisces end up together! And why didn't he remember her? Pisces is an unusual name not to remember. Had he suffered a trauma that caused him to lose his memory? You can't leave me hanging!

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My Suggestions: I would rearrange this sentence: "I would go to this abandoned pier in my hometown by my old rusty bicycle when I was 15." to "I would ride my old rusty bicycle to an old abandoned pier in my hometown when I was 15."

"I used to go there when the sun set and wait for the night to come."

"...pointing at the brightest star in the sky."

"...but he had these manly broad shoulders." The rest of the story is in past tense.

" I was too busy in working two jobs." The word "in" should be omitted.

"I couldn’t even send a mail because I didn’t even know where they were."

Pisces hasn't wanted to go out for 10 years, but she because separated from Michael 16 years ago. What happened during the first 6 years? Did she have a boyfriend? Married? What happened to the relationship?

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Overall: It is truly a pleasure watching you grow as a writer. I admire your eagerness and your willingness to work hard to master your craft. Thank you for asking me to review this terrific short story. It was truly a pleasure!

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Review of Striking pulp  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 13+ | (1.0)
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Hi, Conwritedd . I'm OOT™ , and I'm honored to review the work of a fellow member of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: First of all, I commend you for getting this story out of your head and onto paper (the computer). I'm ashamed to say that, even though the story was very short and I absolutely love horror stories, I couldn't make enough sense of it to read it from beginning to end. You change tenses with every sentence. In fact, you sometimes change tense within a sentence. I couldn't get into the first paragraph, so I went to the third and last paragraph. I couldn't understand it either. So I tried the second paragraph. And I couldn't find one sentence that made sense.

My Suggestions: Let's go through a few sentences at the beginning of the story:

"The clouds rides through the ocean sky, the twilight synchronized by getting dimmer and dimmer." Did you mean the clouds ride through the ocean sky? Or they rise? Next sentence:

"I stood there while the strong wind blows until my hair moves backward." The word "stood" indicates that the story is written in past tense, but the words "blows" and "moves" indicate present tense. Next sentence:

"The strong gale evaporates my eyeball and I squinted with my eyelids." The word "evaporates" indicates present tense, but the word "squinted" indicates past tense. And I find "evaporates my eyeball" a strange phrase. Next sentence:

"The collars of my jacket lead way to wind through the excessive heat of my body." Jackets normally have only one collar. And that sentence makes no sense to me. Next sentence:

"Receptors in my skin activates the goosebumps of my body." Receptors activate, not activates. Next sentence:

"My fingers collects icing coldness and makes my shiver." I'm not sure what this means either, but I do know it should be "...makes me shiver."

Overall: Thank you for sharing your work. I wish I could be more helpful, but I just couldn't tell what you intended to convey with this story.

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Review of Journey  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (3.0)
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Hi, Simonini Simonini . First of all, welcome to WDC! I'm sure you'll love it here. I'm OOT™ , and I would be happy to help you with anything you need. Feel free to email me at any time!

My Thoughts: First of all, the rating for your story should be changed to "13+" because alcohol is mentioned in the story.

The title and description of this story are intriguing and appropriate, and they made me want to read this piece. You gave the reader quite a bit of information with relatively few words. I know from experience how difficult it can be to write something meaningful or to get your point across using few words, and you did a great job of it here.

First person narration worked well for this piece, and I found myself empathizing with the narrator. If this story is personal, it saddens me that you have such little interaction with the world. Why would you not want to get close to your grandchildren? And you may end up liking your new house even better than the one in which you currently live!

My Suggestions: As I said before, you should change the rating of the story from "E" to "13+". I strongly suggest that you review "Content Rating System (CRS) to become familiar with the content rating system. You can click on the link in this review.

I almost think that English is your second language with the way the story is written. Although I was able to understand what you intended to say in most instances, the sentences could be written more clearly. For example, I would change:

"It has been a long time since I go out of my place. Mostly I confines myself in my house. In this age of seventy, it is better to say that I lost my enthusiasm to explore the outer world." to

"I has been a long time since I have left my house. At the age of seventy, I have lost my enthusiasm to explore the outer world. Mostly, I confine myself to my room."

Later in the story, you did mention that you stay in your room most of the time.

Overall: This is an interesting short story that would be much better after a thorough edit. Should you decide to do so, please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance. I look forward to seeing you around WDC!

Celebrating you! Congratulations!


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Review of LIGHT  
Review by OOT™
Rated: ASR | (4.5)
Wow! This is much, MUCH better! I can empathize with Jacob so much better now that you have written more about him. The transitions between scenes are smoother as well.

I cleared my rating of the story and gave a rating that is more appropriate for the edited version. Thanks for allowing me to read it again. I told you it would be much better! *Bigsmile*


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Review of The Replacement  
Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (4.5)
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Hi, I'm OOT™ , and I'm honored to review the work of a fellow member of "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group.

My Thoughts: I love flash fiction, and I know from experience how difficult it is to write a meaningful story in 300 words our less. You made it seem effortless. You adequately established the plot, the scene, the characters, the conflict and the resolution. The story quickly captured my attention, and you held my interest throughout.

The plot was original, and I was anxious to see how the story would end. I love stories with a twist at the end, and this one is terrific. Although cliffhangers tend to be a hit or miss for me, this one was definitely the latter. Great job!

My Suggestions: I suggest that you change the story's description to something that gives the reader a hint as to what the story is about. You have already established that it's fiction in the story type. And I, for one, am more likely to read a story when the author gives me a small clue as to what to expect.

In the sentence, "His voice though tender as fresh autumn leaves floating upon a smooth glassy lake tasted like foul, bitter ash upon my tongue," I suggest that you set off "though tender as fresh autumn leaves floating upon a smooth glassy lake" off with commas. Otherwise, I stumble over the sentence.

"guaging his reaction" should be "gauging his reaction." I'm surprised spellcheck didn't catch it, because it kept autocorrecting when I typed the misspelled word.

I couldn't help but wonder why Adam didn't know that Bernuli had a twin sister named Eve if he had been in a relationship with her.

Overall: Thank you for sharing this short story. It was a pleasure to read and review, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon!

Celebrating you! Congratulations!


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Review by OOT™
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: ASR | (4.5)
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Hi, MysticFox . First of all, welcome to WDC! I'm sure you'll love it here. I'm OOT™ , and I would be happy to help you with anything you need. Feel free to email me at any time!

My Thoughts: I love flash fiction and comedy, so this story was right up my alley. I know from experience how difficult it can be to write a meaningful story using few words, and I must say that you did a terrific job. You story was interesting and well written.

The title was appropriate, and the description was accurate and interesting. The first line of the story drew me in, and the story held my interest throughout. The ending was great as well.

If you haven't already done so, you should check out "Daily Flash Fiction Challenge. I think you would do well in this contest!

My Suggestions: I suggest capitalizing the word "foot" in the title of the story. I think it makes the story look more professional.

I also feel that the story would be more visually appealing to the reader if it wasn't double spaced. At first I thought each paragraph of the story was only one line but was pleased that I was wrong. I would suggest skipping lines between paragraphs only. If you look at the stories of other members of WDC, you will see that the authors only skip lines between paragraphs.

Finally, I suggest that you add "dark" as another genre of the story. You have the ability to list 3 genres, and the story is so much more that just a comedy.

Overall: Thank you for sharing this short story. It was a pleasure to read and review. I can already tell you're going to do well on WDC, and I look forward to visiting your port again soon!

Celebrating you! Congratulations!


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