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Review of Empty  
Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: E | (4.5)
This poem really caught me at "There is a speech none can talk."

It brought forth the feeling of the poem in the way that it describes something that almost defies description.

There is a void, that empty space, that lives in all of us, and a longing for things and people that have passed . . . that's almost too deep to bear.

I feel like this poem expressed that loss and longing well.

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Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: ASR | (4.5)
I don't usually read a ton of horror genre pieces but I do have a fascination with Vampires. This was a really interesting take on them!

The line that is sticking with me as the most creepy is this one:

"Sally and Bert have been bitten twice as well; there are no temper-tantrums in our home."

It's just so matter of fact in its delivery. Kid's acting up? Just give 'em a quick nip. They'll learn. And they did.

I wasn't expecting the direction of this and I like to be surprised. I was impressed with where it went. The chaos that is the end result of reckless violence . . . and the escalation was so fast that it was a bit horrific in the speed with which things fell apart.

Cool piece!

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Review of Mirror, Mirror  
Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
This is pretty fantastic.

I love the contrast of modern stars and beauty with the reference to the ancient gods. It ages the mirror into timelessness and hints at how celebrity is like a modern pantheon.

The line about the rearview made the mirror relatable as well. I felt that anyway, with the mirrors snark but to throw in that yearning was a great touch. Probably everyone feels some of that. But perhaps, particularly the artists and writers. We try to make ideas bigger with our words.

There's a strong sense of personality in the character of the mirror. A bit of tiredness at human folly and sadness and strength because of what it has seen but there's still hope there, to see better, a longing to experience true beauty. (A longing that the mirror may be trying to hide behind its attitude.) But in the end, trapped by the truth.

Nicely done. :)




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Review of The Knight's Tale  
Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: E | (5.0)
I like the idea here of heroism calling through the ages. . .The drive for adventure as a part of who these men are. A part of their blood. Very cool.

I liked the story tucked within another story as well, illustrating how dreams of the past can so strongly influence the future.

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Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: E | (5.0)
This is a really great twist on the story. I love how much he cared about getting the trinkets done for the children. And the sense of longing from both him and Mary. These things made the ending that much more impactful.

I was also very curious about Mary's life prior to the story. I love a story that leaves me wondering about the characters afterward. :)

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Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: E | (5.0)
I enjoyed this.

I liked Paddy's exuberance and overall joy, as well as his innocence and trust.

I liked the build into his discovery, wondering what it could be and hoping for something of an adventure. He sort of got his wish?

And the last line made me chuckle. Poor Paddy.

:)


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Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
This is a really creative way to express the title idea.

As someone who has had more than enough experience of panic attacks I can say that the beginning got to me right away. That separation of mind and body that occurs. Suddenly set adrift.

And I also associate images of sharp teeth with anxiety and panic so that imagery worked particularly well for me.

Overall this left me with an impression of what it feels like to panic, under the surface, and of the depth of the struggle to return back to even.

Nicely done.


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Review of The Favor  
Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: E | (5.0)
Never have I wanted a job more than to be a book buyer for the fae. Siobhan is living the dream.

I like the amount of characterisation that was put into the second paragraph. It all felt very natural and I had a sense of who this person was very quickly.

I could almost feel the disgruntled nature of the fae as well. Cliffhangers. We've all been there.

I feel like this is a great example of what can be accomplished in the flash fiction format. I really enjoyed it.


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Review of She's So Cute  
Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: E | (4.5)
A nice glimpse into viewing life with a baby (I remember those days and learning their expressive, wordless language) and a great description of the bond that can be between a mother and her child.
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Review of Alien Sofa  
Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: E | (5.0)
I love the underlying concept that this is built upon. Different realities, indeed.

I also enjoyed the description of the cushions learning his shape as he settled into the couch as well as the gruff impatience of the hangry alien.

This is a well-balanced story that leaves the reader with something to think about. Nice!
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Review of Dog  
Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: E | (5.0)
This is really cool. I'd never heard of this type of poem before. You've done a really spot-on representation of the subject. Great word choices. I could see my own dog doing all of these things with a sense of glee radiating from her.

And then the last word. . . it halted all of that with a vision of her outside and turned away from me, sniffing the air, so apart in her experience.

I enjoyed reading this a lot. :)
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Review of The Big Bad Wolf  
Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
This tricked me! I clicked on it thinking that it would be "The Three Little Pigs." And then it wasn't, but then it kind of was! Nicely done. Nothing went in the direction I expected and that's always a good experience to have while reading. Kudos on the line about the wolf grinning sheepishly. *BigSmile*

The only thing I could see that might need altered is the line, "The wolf peaked out the window then." Peeked rather than peaked. *Smile*
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Review of Treasure Chest  
Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: E | (5.0)
The imagery here is pretty great. I could see everything very clearly in my mind as I read this and I love the contrasting light and darkness between the surface of sea and flashes of light from the fish.

Elegantly done.
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Review by Wickedfugitive
Rated: E | (5.0)
I really enjoyed this story. It went a different direction than I was expecting and that's always a good thing. *Smile*

The shift of his feelings towards the cat from beginning to end was a neat contrast.

I loved the description towards the end when it became clear what these characters were to each other. The sense of peace after a battle.

Really cool.
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