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Review of LONELY OLD MEN  
Review by Thodin Thorsson
Rated: E | (4.0)
I feel that I connected with the first two lines "Only the lonely can know, What it is to be alone", because it's true. And I imagine that some older guys will connect with it better than I did, those who's kids have grown and have had their own families and who's kids may not appreciate their grandfather. And maybe their kids don't have the time for him anymore because of work and family life. I imagine that could become one lonely existence, especially if his wife past before him. To have all of those memories only to be practically forgotten must be heavy.
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Review of New Again  
Review by Thodin Thorsson
Rated: E | (3.0)
I enjoyed it and I thought it was well wrote for being as short as it was. I really felt like it was building up to something, it seems to me to be the intro to a much larger story. It could be that I've seen one too many zombie flicks and read a few outbreak style sci-fi books, but the part where Rona says "someone broke something in the top basket and all those baskets are covered with something goopy and sticky" screams virus outbreak to me. But either way it let's the mind wander with it, which in opinion that's what writing is supposed to be about for the most part.
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Review of VOICE OF THE POOR  
Review by Thodin Thorsson
Rated: E | (4.5)
I like your choice of words, I feel they get the point across. For me, on a deeper level, this hit home, well done.
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Review of test  
Review by Thodin Thorsson
Rated: E | (2.5)
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Review by Thodin Thorsson
Rated: E | (3.5)
So as I read this in my mind's eye all I saw were garden gnomes racing around the yard at night building this, that and the other.
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Review of The Mutant  
Review by Thodin Thorsson
Rated: E | (4.5)
.....what? So little in word count but says volumes. Ever read any Roger Zelazny? If not do yourself a favor and pick some of his stuff up.
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Review by Thodin Thorsson
Rated: E | (5.0)
Of the few reviews I've done this is one that I can truly connect with. My whole life I've had to put on a mask or two, a smile here or there. The whole while resenting people because they didn't know the real me, nor did they seem to care. It hurt a lot and I too became lost in past transgressions and self doubt. But as I get older I've come to know who I am and what I want from this existence. Realizing that it doesn't matter what they have to say or think because I am beholden to none but myself. And if I wanted existence to be what I envisioned it to be then I had to make it so. It's a struggle everyday to maintain this frame of mind but at the end of the day I feel better knowing that I was the one who lived today, I was the one who got up and went to work today, and the one who paid my bills. By casting aside thoughts of responsibility for others I gained responsibility for myself, I gained freedom. I may not know you personally but I do know the struggle you go through and believe me, once you put your foot down and raise your head up high the world will begin to become yours.
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Review by Thodin Thorsson
Rated: E | (4.0)
Not sure how to review an essay, let alone this one. I do know that everything in your essay reminds me of a man named Bill Hicks. Bill Hicks was a stand up comedian during the late eighties and early nineties, but despite that fact he brought to light some very real topics. Even thirty plus years later those topics are still prevalent in America today. I recommend to anyone and everyone, right or left, give him a listen to.
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Review of Until The End  
Review by Thodin Thorsson
Rated: E | (5.0)
We are all alone and only we can know ourselves better than anyone. I do not mean this in a negative manner so please do not mistake my words. I understand you completely, but there is something you can do, something I myself do daily. Take hold of the dark loneliness, grip it tight and make it yours. Being alone and going through trials and tribulations is an initiation, a right of passage. It will make you stronger than you think. Charge into that dark nothing and scream, not of fear or lonelines, but of anger and rage. It is yours and yours alone. The darkness does not rule you and the voices can be silenced. Cast aside your doubt and those painful images for they are gone and you are here, you are now. I know my words must seem.....obscure, but I truly hope they might help you to find your inner strength. A strength which is there waiting to be set loose, you will find it. Below are some words that help me when I feel the shadows looming, it is the Litany Against Fear.

"I must not fear, fear is the mind killer."
"Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration."
"I will face my fear."
"I will permit to pass over me and through me."
"And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see it's path."
"Where the fear has gone there will be nothing."
"Only I will remain."




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Review of Between  
Review by Thodin Thorsson
Rated: E | (4.0)
I dig it. You left it completely open to the readers' interpretation. Which in my opinion is the best poetry, good job.
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Review of The Smell of Fear  
Review by Thodin Thorsson
Rated: E | (4.0)
I found myself chuckling at the end, thank you. Granny must be one tough cookie to intimidate a bull. I honestly would like to read more about Granny.
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Review of Fisherman  
Review by Thodin Thorsson
Rated: E | (4.5)
I rather enjoyed this one, simple yet refined. You nailed the imagery. I have a pretty good imagination and this was like candy for it. I found myself smiling at the end, thank you.
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