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Old 17th October 2011, 06:44 PM   #166 (permalink)
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Percival – Some wonderful imagery throughout this story, I just loved the way the bed and it’s bedding became marine-like, a very strong and clever element. The (I presume) cuddly toys propelling things along gave it a truly off-kilter and dreamlike quality, that seemed almost cartoonish, until you think how terrifying it could well be in a dream – mundane things coming to life... gulp!
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Old 17th October 2011, 09:41 PM   #167 (permalink)
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Thanks for the review!
My pleasure.

And probably the longest I've gone without posting, but I've got a story up. It came down to a choice of two - a rather more visceral piece and this one. I thought this one was more unique.
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Old 17th October 2011, 09:45 PM   #168 (permalink)
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Unique or visceral, unique or visceral...


I would have gone with visceral with this theme, myself, Perp. I need to take a look at the new entries anyway, we'll see how it goes. And I might start up taking my own reviews on these stories, who knows?
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Old 17th October 2011, 09:47 PM   #169 (permalink)
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wow! i really identified with, and at the same time got a good chuckle out of, your piece Perpetual Man.
Very good. i love that you put it on the most plane font and changed size to imply volume.
*cant stop smiling* yes, very good indeed.
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Thanks Karn and hope. I think the other story was n many way familiar to other stuff, so...

And I think I prefer the one I went with. Just.
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Old 17th October 2011, 10:25 PM   #171 (permalink)
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I see. Similarities between stories can diminish the star a bit.


It was interesting, Perp, I'll say that much. And a rather freaky thought to us writers.
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The problem is I didn't stop reading it, should I be worried? Excellent, perp.
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I almost didn't post my story today, I'm not sure if it reads ok directly after perps entry? In the end I've already forgotten about the challange once and if I didn't post it now the next time I remember it would be the 24th .
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Old 18th October 2011, 06:50 AM   #174 (permalink)
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The problem is I didn't stop reading it, should I be worried? Excellent, perp.
Well, I read it a few times. I've printed a copy out to put on the notice board in the town square. I was thinking of getting it projected onto the screen of the local cinema during the intermissions.

Happy days Perp.
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Well, I read it a few times. I've printed a copy out to put on the notice board in the town square. I was thinking of getting it projected onto the screen of the local cinema during the intermissions.

Happy days Perp.
High praise indeed, many thanks TEiN.
And Quokka, really liked your entry - will review it properly when there are a few more entries up.
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Old 18th October 2011, 08:52 AM   #176 (permalink)
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Percival, thank you for the kind words.
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Old 18th October 2011, 09:11 AM   #177 (permalink)
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Thanks to both Perp and Perc, very flattering comments.
If we were to take Perp's title seriously we'd never actually read the story, a very clevcer entry. I think it has been shown that the stories about story writing or just writing in general usually do quite well in these comps. We may have a possible front runner.
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Old 18th October 2011, 11:26 AM   #178 (permalink)
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Erm... sorry if anyone has tried to post a story this morning -- for some reason the thread appears to have locked itself. (Spooky!) Now unlocked and open for business again...
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The poor thing was probably only trying to protect itself from the endless stream of nightmares being forced into it. But you're right -- keep it open! No mercy!
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Ha ha
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