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Review of Dear Papa,  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (4.0)
A wonderful, heartfelt, and true story. I feel this way about my own Dad, who passed almost 2 years ago.
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Review of Reactions  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (4.5)
A lovely story with a pleasant, unexpected ending.
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Review of Inner Doubts  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (5.0)
It's not a waste. I've been writing for 21 years with plenty of hits and misses along the way. Heck, I still get rejected! I can say with certainty that any path you take in life will have successes and failures. In the end, you need to follow your heart and trust the path to unfold as it will. You will learn and grown in wisdom as you go. For now, just start. Commit to the path and allow yourself to grow at the right pace for your soul. Good luck!
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Review of Why in the World?  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (5.0)
Indeed, what more reason would you need? An excellent story that treats a serious subject that we all ponder with the proper respect. The answer seems so simple and yet, the complexity it invites makes readers wonder what more they can take from it. Well written and well done!
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Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (5.0)
A lovely story. This proves that memories of real events can be just as inspiring and precious as a structured story. In fact, we should share these precious moments in life to preserve them. There's just something about it that transcends writing form and formulas. Thanks for sharing this.
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Review of More Lysol!  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
An interesting poem that reads as much like a story or flash fiction piece! Well structured, well told, and well done.
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Review of Ouch  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (5.0)
I like this poem. It's perfect for children: it has a great flow, rhymes well, and is just plain silly in a way that works in that world. Well written, well constructed, and well done!
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Review of A Decision  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: 13+ | (4.0)
An interesting story filled with emotion, memory, and intrigue. You can tell this is a slice of life in a bigger story that goes on and on - maybe. I would be interested to know how this plays out: as a decisive moment, or another turn of the wheel.
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Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Thanks for sharing this helpful information. Weight loss is difficult, and there are so many sneaky ways that sabotage it, as you point out here (food trucks and tacos are another culprit around my part of the world!). Seriously, this is information that people need to know, and I hope you plan to share it to a wider audience. Personally, I gave up on weight loss and focused more on being stronger, in better health, and feeling better, but there are many who do need to focus on the weight loss aspect of health. Thanks for sharing this!
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Review of Without Words  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (5.0)
First, I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad to cancer a year and a half ago, and I can relate to these musings. I also want to offer you hope that you do have a future and you will find it. I can't say when - it took a year and a half for the light to finally go on over my own head that I could move on in this strange new world - but the mental shift will come when the time is right. Grief is a tough thing, and working through it in writing is an excellent thing. You'd be amazed at how many of us can relate to it! Keep writing. It does help.
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Review of Truth  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (4.0)
An excellent point. We've definitely turned a dark corner, especially since COVID. I've heard many people comment about how people are more selfish and angry these days. It's a shame that the pandemic caused us to forget how to be civil - and here we hoped 2 years ago that we'd learn more compassion. I'm disappointed that it didn't happen. Thank you for this. Keep your eyes open to the truth!
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Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (4.5)
An entertaining story! These strange things do happen, and I love to see people write about it, whether it's a true story or one made up (life is so strange that you never know!). I love how this story is in the format of a letter. Unique and intriguing. And funny!
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Review of Tomorrow  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (4.5)
A lovely poem. I remember sitting in my room the night after college graduation looking at that letter from the President bidding me Godspeed and wondering "what now?" It's both an exciting and a scary time to have all of that potential in front of you, and not clear idea of which direction to take. Thanks for sharing this.
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Review of The Trip WC 286  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (4.0)
An interesting story that's well paced and well written. It would be nice to know a bit more about why they were going to Lake Geneva, but you probably had a word count limit for the contest. Given that limitation, it's a great story that's interesting and fun.
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Review of Farewell  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (4.5)
A beautiful story, and a bonus for people who like baseball! You capture the emotion well and balance it with an intriguing plot. I love these "slice of life" stories that give you a scene from a life that seems mundane, but is packed with meaning. Well written!
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Review of On Happenings  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (5.0)
A beautiful poem that accurately describes how many of us feel about the pandemic, and the impact it's had on life. I remember my niece saying that she felt like life was cancelled during the pandemic, and this poem certainly conveys that sentiment well.
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Review of Sealskin teaser  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (5.0)
A compelling first chapter that sets the scene well for further development. It gives just enough information to launch the story to keep the plot open and doesn't "dump" too much of the backstory into the beginning, as many writers tend to do. I'm interested in the sharp reactions to the sea, as well. An intriguing first chapter!
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Review of Married Today  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Very interesting! I like the way that you tell this story in a lyrical, poetic way. It's compelling and keeps the reader intrigued. I can see the detachment in Mrs. McCoy in this story telling method, which works so well for this tale. Well written and well done. Keep up the great writing!
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Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (5.0)
Why has no one reviewed this? I will because it resonates with for two reasons: first, my maternal grandmother died on December 6, 1987, and second, my father was buried on that same plot just days after my birthday in August 2020. The loss of a parent who you were close to is something you don't really heal from, you just learn to incorporate the loss into yourself and find a way to move on in this strange new world without them.

You're right: we aren't the only one who lost a parent, but we are the only ones who lost this mother, or this father. There is a personal element that can't be taken away.

My condolences for you and prayers for healing of your eye.
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Review of Faith In Me  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (5.0)
That is so true. Respect and faith in yourself is the foundation and key to how you relate to others. Start with being your best, and you'll find the best all around you. Well written and well done. Stay the course, and focus on the goals ahead of you, not the garbage around you.
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Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (5.0)
A lovely poem that captures the essence of the holiday season well. I like how you share images of small moments of gift exchanges, clothing, and shared moments of celebration in this verse. I think you sum up the whole of the holidays well here. Well written and well done!
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Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (5.0)
I love this! I have two parrots that are such a joy to me, and have been a tremendous support and comfort over the past two difficult years. This is a beautiful poem and a lovely tribute to our animal companions (I really don't think of them as "pets"). Well written and well done!
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Review of Blind  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (4.0)
I think this is a good attempt at a haiku, but then again I'm not a poet myself. It certainly has good natural imagery and gives readers a glimpse at a life outside of their walls that we normally don't see or think about. Well written and well done!
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Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: E | (5.0)
A vividly expressive poem filled with imagery and meaning. It's also a good caution to be aware not only of our physical surroundings, but what we take in our own mind as well. It flows well and is "just right." I like this. Well written and well done!
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Review of Missing you  
Review by SherritheWriter
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Oh dear! I was relating to this story so much because I lost my Dad to cancer, but what a surprise at the end! Ok, so perhaps I'm ok because I went the other direction and am in the "moving on" territory now. But seriously, I do still like this story. It's good to see a different perspective. It also gives me some comfort because there are hard times with grief (no matter how long it's been), and it's good to know I'm not alone. Nobody is, really. We all struggle with grief. Thanks for sharing this story.
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