*Magnify*
SPONSORED LINKS
Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/profile/reviews/wiesblaize
Review Requests: OFF
600 Public Reviews Given
Review Style
I try to find the WOW-factor in your writing. No in-depth analysis, just my thoughts. #19 on the Public Reviewers list June 2016. #29 Public Reviewer July 2016. #10 Public Reviewer August 2016. Newbies Academy Reviewing Classroom, Winner in June 2016. First Place The Newbie Academy Review Contest June 2016. Second Place in "The Newbie Academy Review Contest " July and Aug 2016. #9 Public Reviewer Sept 2016.#20 Public Reviewer Oct 2016. First place in "The Newbie Academy Review Contest" November 2016.#22 Public Reviewer Nov 2016.#36 Public Reviewer Feb 2017.#67 Public Reviewer March 2017.#56 Public Reviewer July 2017.#41 Public Reviewer Aug 2017. #77 Public Reviewer Oct 2017. #53 Public Reviewer Nov 2017. #53 Public Reviewer Dec 2017.#96 Public Reviewer Sept 2018. #38 Public Reviewer Aug 2020.#26 Public Reviewer Sept 2020. #56 Public Reviewer Oct 2020. #80 Public Reviewer Nov 2020.#76 Public Reviewer Aug 2021. #47 Public Reviewer Sept 2021.
Favorite Genres
short stories, some poetry
I will not review...
very big reads
Public Reviews
Previous ... -1- 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... Next
1
1
Review by
Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
Review by WakeUpAndLive


Hi, Avid Novel Reader ,

I loved this love story of a great aging couple on the verge of the death of one of them. It is a very believable story that creates a lot of empathy. The only thing is it is not finished. You have to still write that ending. The way it is now I only want to know how the situation unfolds for Sid and eventually for his wife as well. Please consider adding a few lines or a paragraph more where you take the grim situation Sid has put himself in and develop it further into a real ending.

Your chances of winning the contest would improve significantly, I am sure of it.

greetings, WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin



*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
2
2
Review by
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Review by WakeUpAndLive




Hi, LouLearning ,

Welcome to Writing.com. I found this little gem on the Read and Review button and was immediately triggered to review.

A very interesting title, especially while reading the story you avoided the term Religion, instead you called it the Birth of Philosophy. I found that enchanting.

A very good interpretation of a very old and famous story. Not boring, not old but fresh and rejuvenating. I loved it.

Thanks for sharing, keep on writing.



WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
3
3
Review of The Witch's House  
Review by
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hi, visited your page and wanted to donate. There was no other way to do it from your home, so here it is. *Bigsmile*
4
4
Review of Wingman of Desire  
Review by
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Review by WakeUpAndLive



Hi JW Fiction ,

I found this amiable short story at your request.

It's a story about a deep-rooted friendship with your pall Chris, not about a newfound love Amy. Your bi-line put me on the wrong foot there because of mentioning "a date beyond his expectations". I, therefore, assumed the date to be with a spectacular outcome, which it was not.

There are two stories in this one, the one about your friendship with matchmaker Chris and the one with the date he set you up with. They are beautifully intertwined.

Still, I was a bit disappointed about the actual outcome, you use a lot of words to describe the evening in the restaurant and although very agreeable no doubt, it had a disappointing ending. One fine evening talking and then go your separate ways. I would have liked an ending with your discussion on this event with your friend Chris, to round things up. That way the story would have been full circle.

One omission: "because we conceded (...) nothing more to be (than) that night at the Riviera.

There is a really good flow in this story, your pace, character development, and dialogs are very well handled and I liked a sentence like: "Chris and Gabby were the paragon of millennial monogamy." Since I am from abroad, I had to look up the word "paragon" being "model or example". Never too old to learn a new word.

All in all, I loved your writing style.

Thank you for sharing and keep on writing.



WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
5
5
Review by
Rated: E | (5.0)
Review by WakeUpAndLive


Hi, Dr Gonzo ,

I read this extraordinary write at your request. From the get-go, I read this story aloud; for me, the best way to travel inside the story about hunting, pigs, and morals and undergoing the sensations described how to kill pigs, and more importantly, what it means to the pig to be chased and hunted down by people. I never knew, being a city girl who goes to the supermarket to score the meat, come home and prepare the food, never knowing where it comes from and what the history is behind that delicious piece of meat.

This piece was an eye-opener, a story in between the adventures of the piglet Babe and the thrilling story of Watership Down by Adams.

When I finished reading, I wanted to become a vegetarian, if only meat didn't taste that good.

An incredible story, written first hand by a hunter who, after this experience, stopped hunting altogether.

It was a pleasure reading it, you are a great storyteller, and the change halfway of perspective did the trick.

Thanks for sharing, and keep on writing!



WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin



*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
6
6
Review of Alchemist I  
Review by
In affiliation with The Poet's Place  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Review by WakeUpAndLive


Hi Adherennium - The Dark Bored ,

I found your poem quite by accident. Or was it? You clicked on something I wrote on the Newsfeed; I was curious and looked at your port.

Wow, what style, imagery, and substance, all in this long freestyle verse. It blew me away! No kidding, really.

It reminded me of Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery. I discovered that poet in a small bookshop somewhere in the middle of nowhere in England, whilst on holiday. You are here right under our nose; how I love Writing.com.

Word choice is surprising, clear, and full of beautiful alliterations. The process of a poet writing, searching, finding, and transforming unspeakable matter into words. You are the alchemist, and I am thrilled to read this gem of a poem. Thank you for that!

Write on,

WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin



*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
7
7
Review by
Rated: E | N/A (Review only item.)
Review by WakeUpAndLive


Hi Princess Morticia Megan Rose ,

As I reviewed you one year ago for the last time, I thought it best to try one of your stories again, and I found one that hasn't been reviewed or rated yet.

It's an older piece which is relevant because you wrote it at the beginning of your Jane Austen addiction. You mentioned that you just discovered Jane Austen and had read only a few stories of her. LOL. As you are known at WdC for your knowledge and admiration of Jane Austen, it's refreshing to read you started liking her work just then.

After sniffing out your port a little bit, I think I will try rereading Jane Austen. I've read Pride and Prejudice, and I tried Emma, but that is as far as it went. I am glad you mentioned a Barnes and Nobles edition with her work in it. I think I am going to look for that one myself.

When I have read more of her, I will come back and review some more of your work. It is essential to have read her, so I'll know what I am talking about.

Till later, keep on writing about Jane Austen. You're the expert.

Kind Regards,



WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
8
8
Review of Ode to Spring  
Review by
In affiliation with The Poet's Place  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Review by WakeUpAndLive


Hi 🐺Hunting Wolf's Moon ,

I found this gem in the Read & Review Section. Although Summer is almost gone and we didn't have much of a Spring here in the Netherlands I had to review your ode to Spring.

Funny how you describe the aches of an allergy to pollen. I bet it is a burden on many every single year. To start this poem with a sneeze is hilarious!

The five quatrains have all their unique flow. Rhyme and rhythm are pleasant to the ears. I only experienced a hiccup in the last two sentences.

The description of Nature and its jewels are very much to my taste.
I loved reading it and it was a joy to review.

This little poem made my day. As always you capture the essence of your topic to a tee. Bravo!

Keep on writing (and reacting on Newsfeed). You always manage to make me smile.


WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin



*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
9
9
Review by
Rated: E | (4.0)


This is a very emotional piece of writing, the story itself, but also for you as the writer. The disclaimer is sympathetic, but unnecessary; the reader deals with what's given in the story—no need to explain, in my opinion.

First of all, this is another good read from your hands; I loved reading it. You are so talented.

The emotions from the young main character who has to deal with the loss of the mother and the birth of his baby girl are heart-felt. You are very able to make those emotions come across.

A few things: the first time you name NICU, perhaps you could write out where it stands for? I presume it's the name of a hospital somewhere, but as I am not familiar with it (and from abroad), perhaps you can clarify.

[...] the same as her mother's

Why did you want or need the flashbacks with the mother, Ariel? For the story, you don't need them, but perhaps this is the first chapter in a longer story? Then I would understand. The story, like it is now, benefits from leaving those two pieces out. Or give them a reason why they need to be there in the first place.

All in all a good story.

Keep on writing,


WakeUpAndLive


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
10
10
for entry "Puns of the Year
Review by
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Watch where you are going

Hi, sindbad
I am reviewing these puns as part of "Invalid Item .

I already gave you an MB for this item because I loved it so much.

I thought at the time, and still think today that your puns are great. They cover the pandemic and everything related to COVID-19 with such taste, I find it therefore easy to laugh out loud despite the gravity of the subject.

That balance of being funny but not tasteless or cruel is very difficult to find, but you managed to do so. I thank you for it. It makes the days in this pandemic a tiny winy lighter. That in itself is admirable.

I hope you are able to make more jokes, you are so good at it.

Keep writing and stay safe out there!

WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
11
11
Review by
Rated: E | (5.0)
Watch where you are going

Hi, Richard Howlin' 'Bones The final review of your package deal winning in an auction.

Wow, what a great and mysterious tale this is. Truely enjoyable from first to last line, although I had to reread the ending several times before I could grasp a meaning to it.

Perhaps that's because the main character turned into some kind of enlightened druid-type of person, exalted about what had happened to him, exalted about the witch who turned into the cat he held on his lap. Exalted about finding his family's destination through the trinkets that found their legitimate place? Or something...

Your writing style is great, pace and rhythm are very pleasant. Plot and characterization very well developed. I loved this short story.

Thanks for the trinkets in your portfolio,

Thanks for sharing this story.

WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
12
12
Review by
In affiliation with The Poet's Place  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Watch where you are going

Hi, 🐺Hunting Wolf's Moon , I found this poem in the R&R section.

Wow, how beautiful romantic love is felt through the heart of an aging poet. I adore your capability to create such a simple but profoundly deep ode to the one you love. It must be one of the best things ever in life, to have lived and loved this way.

I wished I had the opportunity to create such a poem, but alas I am not in the position to do so. No envy here, but deep respect that you are able to enjoy a loving life the way you obviously did.

A sonnet is a great way of expressing those feelings. You are a master at it.

Thank you so much for sharing. I enjoyed reading it.


WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
13
13
Review by
In affiliation with The Poet's Place  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Koi & Name Handle

Hi, Wraiths Whirling 'Round

I found this beautiful, beautiful poem in the R&R section.

There is not much I can say other than this poem grabbed me and didn't let go. It is so soft yet outspoken, philosophical yet mundane and it has a real good feel about it.

I was puzzled if there was a system behind this poem, with aaaaa,bbcda,eeeea,ffgfa. I could say it looked a bit like a Whyquain, a new poetry form that answers some questions by monorhyme iambic, tetrameter lines, but again that was not it. So, I am at a loss here. You probably just invented this poem all by yourself. Good for you, because the result is lovely. Especially with that repeating last line.

It is very well crafted and has a good rhyme and rhythm. All in all a great poem. Thanks for sharing.


WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
14
14
Review of Time to Wake Up!  
Review by
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hi, Pernell Rogers ,

*Bats* *Bats* *Bats*

Here is your judge from the dungeons of SCREAMS!!! with a short review of "Time to Wake Up! [13+]. Congratulations on your win, well deserved!

This is a really good entertaining and chilling story of a dream of a burial, or a burial, or a dream of a dream of a burial. Very spooky indeed. You managed to make it extra creepy with all the eerie sounds used. It had me captivated from beginning to end. And such brevity, very well done in only 433 words.

Thanks for sharing this short story, take care, and stay safe!




*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
15
15
Review by
Rated: E | (4.5)
** Image ID #2233645 Unavailable **

Hi, Elby Wordsmith ,

I found your verse at your request.

So, you are the last romantic idealist left at the edges of the realm of writing.com? I don't think so, there must be more poets like you craving for those times when Romanticism with horror, passion, and awe, especially when experienced in the face of nature’s sublime landscape, offered an artistic antidote to the perceived disconnect from spirituality.

These are trying times indeed! But your poem is there to the rescue from an idealistic point of view where the aim of education is to discover and develop each individual's abilities and full moral excellence in order to better serve society.

You will never accept the situation as is, but will always look beyond its borders.

That is admirable and not the work of a mad romantic, you are selling yourself short. Pathetic as it may be: you seek solutions for the world we're living in today with higher standards than practiced in the here and now of realism. And you can know given your age.

An old poet seeking others to join him in his quest for more romanticism and idealism. How hopeful is that?

One thing to add: When romanticism and idealism are overwhelmed/ When people take it as fact /Then humanity will end. I would change the "when" in the second line into "and" to make your point stronger and easier to understand.

When romanticism and idealism are overwhelmed/ And people take it as fact /Then humanity will end

Thanks for sharing. Keep safe, and enjoy writing!


WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
16
16
Review of The Right Path  
Review by
Rated: E | (5.0)
** Image ID #2233645 Unavailable **

Hi, Jacky

I found this flash fiction from 2018 in the R&R section.

What a sympathetic story this is. I had to chuckle several times. First I saw it coming that your pillow should hit the fan and all the feathers came out: what a great view of your bedroom; like a whirling wind of tiny little feathers. As in a fairytale. Nice description.

Then your mother... hilarious as she stormed into your bedroom, all willing to help out like mothers want to... seeing the mess in your bedroom and fainting.

The fainting ties it up with your first lines about the way your parents acted in your childhood on the subject of bedmaking.

But, good for you; you are an adult now and can make your own decisions on what to do in life. That sure feels like the right path to me!

A grabbing little tale and I noticed that brevity is your strong point. Chapeau! you are economical with words but you chose them carefully. The result is very funny indeed. *Bigsmile*

Thanks for sharing, stay safe!



WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
17
17
Review of A Pirate's Life  
Review by
In affiliation with The Poet's Place  
Rated: E | (5.0)
** Image ID #2233645 Unavailable **

Hi,Jeff-o'-lantern , I found your 99 words on the R&R page.

It reminded me of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Very beautiful indeed. The pirates face difficulties at sea and ultimately death?

“Alone, alone, all, all alone,
Alone on a wide wide sea!
And never a saint took pity on
My soul in agony.” (Coleridge)

You captured the agony of the pirate very well. And it only took you 99 words. It could easily pass as a story-poem. Very admirable! Thanks for sharing.


WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
18
18
Review by
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hi, drboris I read your story on the R&R section of the site. Since I watched Bram Stoker's Dracula a long time ago I wanted to get reacquainted with the story. And boy, you didn't disappoint. What a great movie review this is.

You managed to get in all the relevant information, hustle it into a story and come out on top.

I loved reading all the details and it brought back the memory of the movie in a flush. Right in!

I can't remember if Dracula looked like Glenn Close, but I indeed suggest no touring down Montana. That's apparently where she lives. You could easily be driven from the road down there by a spook. Lol.

Anyway, thanks for sharing. Keep on writing (movie reviews) and take care and stay safe!

WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
19
19
Review of Helpless  
Review by
In affiliation with The Poet's Place  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hi, Shaziane ,

I found this beautiful outcry ad random.

It is a free verse poem on helplessness, but I thought that not be the case. This poet is not helpless! The writer/poet has found words to express this feeling and reflect on it aka put it into words and put it out there into the world for everybody to read and review.

Wow, that's strength, that's very powerful. So, I salute you on this effort to make sense of experiences and feelings. You did an excellent job.

Sometimes Life is cruel, and it's our job to make sense of it the best we can. Thank you for sharing, keep on writing!!

WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin
Froggie logo


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
20
20
for entry "Insomnia
Review by
In affiliation with Fantasy and Science Fiction So...  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Hey, hullabaloo22

*Bats* *Bats* *Bats*

This is Your Judge WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin from the dungeons of "Weekly SCREAMS!!! [XGC] with a short review of "Insomnia.

Eerie as can be! What a thrilling story full of suspense. Loved it! You so are able to grasp this subject of aliens from Outerspace visiting us humans in a tasteful way, without really freaking out the reader. Thank you for this gem!

One fluke: it was genuine, my insomnia, but since Just the omission of one comma that is distracting this reader to stay in the trans to fully enjoy this wonderful short story. Just a little pause before continuing the story?

I would suggest putting this story in the genre SF instead of Gothic. People interested in SF would love it!

I hope 'you' got some sleep after all *Wink*

Thanks for sharing and entering the contest, and winning! Congratulations.

As Edgar Allen Poe said: “Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore…”

Text on wood


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
21
21
Review by
In affiliation with The Poet's Place  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi percy goodfellow , I found your writing ad random in the Read & Review Section. Hopefully, this review will find you in good spirits. *Delight*

A nice little poem of one of the tales where it all began. In the garden of Eden. There was no snake in your version, I liked that. Too bad she took a bite, disastrous consequences, so I'm told.

Lovely cadence, very subdued. Your poem had a good vibe to it. Thanks for sharing this beautiful quatrain poem. I liked it very much.

Write on!
WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
22
22
Review by
In affiliation with Positive Hearts Reviews Group  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hearts with Flowers - Group Only Image

Hi HollyMerry
I found your short story on the Read & Review Page. I take it this is for a contest? As a dog owner myself, I was keen to read on.

What a lovely story and what a birthday for this dash hound. I liked it very much. I was very surprised to hear that Merry has a wheelchair attached to her back legs. I've seen that once on television and I was amazed by the fact that dogs can still play, walk, run and enjoy themselves despite their handicap.

She has a good owner, that's for sure, celebrating her birthday the way she did.

The write has a nice flow, grammar is impeccable and the vibe is good.

Nothing more to add than Welcome to Writing.Com. I hope you learn to love this site as much as I do. Thanks for sharing, Write on!

WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin



*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
23
23
Review of Funnies  
Review by
In affiliation with Positive Hearts Reviews Group  
Rated: ASR | (5.0)
Hearts with Flowers - Group Only Image

Hi Waltz in the Lonesome October
I was visiting your portfolio and I am so glad I did. Those Funnies are really funny! Chapeau. I had to chuckle a lot, so, I am enjoying myself on a Saturday night. Thanks for that.
I read The Wish (2004), The Worst Hangover (2009), and First Date (2006). They were all hilarious in a really good way. Writing stuff that's really funny is very hard to do, you being able to pull it off is great.

I am going to read further but not before letting you know you made my day. *Bigsmile*

Thanks for sharing.
Write on!
WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
24
24
Review by
In affiliation with Positive Hearts Reviews Group  
Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
Hearts with Flowers - Group Only Image

Hi, CobwebbyReadingReindeerUkraine

I found this story in your portfolio and thought to give it a look.

A nice short story with a gruesome ending. It started out innocently enough with thoughts of a husband that acted distant in the morning. Soon the mayhem started with the delivery boy with the shotgun approaching. Terrible scene, nicely written. Sadly, these things seem to happen in real life as well. Go figure to be that bystander and victim!

I really liked the way you described her trivial thoughts just as she died: about her clothing. In light of what happened next, these are so unimportant. But hey, you never know what Life has in store for you.

Thanks for sharing,
Write On!
WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
25
25
Review by
In affiliation with Positive Hearts Reviews Group  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hearts with Flowers - Group Only Image

Good morning Angus ,

I found this little gem from some years ago in the Read & Review Section and since I didn't review your work in a while I decided to have a good look.

What a splendid little tale this is. No horror this time, but Sfi, but with great suspense in it. You managed to describe a town with people in it in such few words, admirable. I loved it! Good descriptions, great flow, and pace, and although they are mentioned very briefly, your characters have a real feel to them. Great job.

The only thing I have to mention is that I didn't grasp your ending. The deja-vu of Terry looking at the sky at the vanishing UFO? What had that to do with the story? Who was he/she and what else had he/she been seeing?

Other than that... a lovely start to my Saturday morning. Thank you for sharing.

Write on!
WakeUpAndLive️❤️pumpkin


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
208 Reviews · *Magnify*
Page of 9 · 25 per page   < >
Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/profile/reviews/wiesblaize