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Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
         What else is the eldest sister to do, but keep things interesting? Some would call this pestering, or taking advantage of a known fear or weakness. The 'Do not open' is a nice touch. That big sibling should anticipate a retaliatory prank.          I like the format/tone of this tale. It reads as a conversation. "Let me explain." "Here, I must stop and tell you." "I also forgot to mention." I like the tantalizing ending prefaced with "by the way , did I tell you about the time?" Great hook.          Thanks for the laughs and happy account anniversary.
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Rated: E | (4.5)
         This is a funny story, but not at all amusing for the boss, Mr. Worthington. This Curdy fellow seems oblivious to his shortcomings as an employee. An iffy, questionable treasure map that leads to buried gold under an arcade in Albuquerque? Curdy has an advanced degree in cartography? Really? He was hired on the familial tie of being the wife's cousin? He certainly is exasperating. "To believe me to be that sharp." I roared with laughter. And priceless publicity?          I noticed one spelling error. "Confidant' is spelled "confident."          This comedy of so-called well-intentions is hilarious. Thanks for sharing and happy account anniversary.
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Review of Brown Hat  
Rated: E | (4.5)
         Aww, these are heartfelt memories of a beloved grandfather. That brown hat carries a lifetime of memories. It represents a hard-working, family man.          May I suggest one minor correction? The final sentence needs a verb tense correction. I believe it should be " the brown hat rested on top of the casket."          Great story. Happy account anniversary.
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Review of Rob's Rescue  
Rated: E | (4.5)
         This is a sweet story. Rescuing and cherishing a young robin forges a stronger bond between a mother and son. This life lesson teaches them both that every life is valuable. Every living creature deserves to be saved. No one life matters more than another.Happy account anniversary.
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Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
         What's that old saying? You can't stop progress? It happens whether we agree with it, or not. Are new inventions always more convenient? Do they contribute to the quality of our lives? Most of the time we adapt and accept. This is a well-written story highlighting possible future life-enhancing inventions.          Happy account anniversary.
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Rated: ASR | (4.5)
         Wow. This is the beginning of so much more. Now I am intrigued. You've set the stage with a mystery. Where is the missing father? Is he a coward, a deserter? How does tha family cope and carry on with their lives? I like the close bond between the two boys.          Happy account anniversary.
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Rated: E | (5.0)
         I love this! Never mind all the so-called hats a Mom wears, you spelled it all out with variations of the letters SM. You probably are well aware that those particular letters also include sadomasochist. As you brilliantly described your role it has its moments of doubt and pain. I appreciate your humour! As a mother of three I know you're not exaggerating when you mention the fascination with the number six, or the constant repetition. I salute you Satisfied Mom. Being a parent is not for the faint of heart.          Thanks for sharing and happy account anniversary.
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Review of I'm Fine  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
         I'm pleased to discover this story. The tension builds slowly, but relentlessly. Abby faces her fears and forces herself to dive solo. As she explores a wreck she repeats a mantra to calm her nerves. "Everything is fine." And then it isn't. The calamity that at one time was only a worst case scenario came to pass. There is an air of inevitability here. Creepy. Not all stories require a happy ending.          Thanks for sharing and happy account anniversary.
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Review of Fisherman  
Rated: E | (4.5)
         There's nothing like cherished snapshots. They reinforce memories, provide proof of moments caught in time. They can say so much without words. They are free of emotion, or possible misunderstandings. They record history. They appeal to our visual need to connect. We see so much in our lifetime.          Happy account anniversary.
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Rated: E | (4.0)
         Ah, Corona virus. It was and is a memorable disease. It did not discriminate and for too many it proved deadly. Yes, a cure was sought world-wide. I agree it generated a fear like no other. Everyone dealt with the economical effects. Time will tell if this virus mutates several times. Happy account anniversary.
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Rated: ASR | (4.5)
         You have managed to tell a compelling story in few words. I like this scenario and now wonder why this doesn't happen in real life. Why are bomb packages not moticed by civilians before the inevitable explosion? Returning the bomb is conceivable. Great dialogue. It moves the action forward at a brisk pace.Thank you for sharing and happy account anniversary.
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Review of The Island of Bob  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
         This tale is hilarious and perfectly garbled misunderstood. To comment that Bob has been chasing his own tail is redundant. He is indeed one busy fellow. I love the names of the drinking establishment and the boat. Does this relate to that expression Bob's your uncle ? Really, who doesn't have an Uncle Bob? And Bob the Bobby? Of course! I suppose one could say Bob has everything well in hand, or is it his hand in everything. Thanks for the chuckles and happy account anniversary!
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Review of Buzz Cut  
Rated: E | (5.0)
         Ah, poor Matt! His hair dying was not just a team morale booster, or a signature look. I admire his tenacity and his creativity. I am chuckling as I envision him with a brief case and his nod to the coach's advice re work ethic. I've never heard of someone being so attractive, so enticing to bees. That might have been a bit problematic for a summer of camping outdoors. In my mind's eye I see Matt attempting to out run those enamored bees. The introduction says it all. Mother Nature doesn't care about style.          I have one wee suggestion. Where Matt begs you to buy hair dye I believe you need a tiny insertion of the word to. "Hair dye Dad. I need you to send down some hair dye, please!"          Thanks for sharing and putting a smile on my face.
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Rated: E | (3.5)
         There's nothing like the memories created and shared with a grandma. Your grandmother seems like a practical and accomplished woman. She could envision the harvest and seemed to enjoy the hard work needed to make that happen. She taught you a valuable lesson. Having fresh vegetables and fruit to eat is a great motivator.          You have a fantastic story here that you can build on and expand. Perhaps add descriptions of the different produce. What were the smells? What did you do specifically to ready the garden? Did you and grandma chat while you worked in that garden?          Thanks for sharing and happy account anniversary.
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Rated: E | (4.5)
         It's never a dull moment when you're camping with kids, is it? I rather appreciate the imaginative idea of an alligator stalking beaver in California. That makes for some great campfire tales. The images this version generates are so exciting. With some tracks the picture isn't always clear. I bet those boys will now know a canoe track when they see one.          I now have the image of a raccoon thief/explorer scrabbling along on three legs clutching its prize. Needs must...          Thanks for the chuckles !
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Review of AN EMPTY DINER  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
         This piece of writing enthralled me. Like any good mystery it had my full attention and I read it with baited breath. Had this been a book I would claim I could not put it down.          I chose this story because my husband is currently a trucker and he does notice some bizarre things in his travels. This particular type of incident has never been one of them.          The sad bit is that this scenario is plausible.          I like that a good deal of the story occurs as dialogue. How else is a witness to relay his observations?          Thanks for sharing.
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Review of Imagine  
Rated: E | (4.5)
         I would love to not only imagine, but live a life like the one you described here in your poem. I realize it would have to be a brief respite. Real life is not always so bad and it does have its rewards. This poetry flows and mimics a carefree attitude. I like the positivity expressed herein. Thanks for sharing and happy account anniversary.
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Review of The Sale  
Rated: E | (4.5)
         What a delightful story. This woman is obviously an optimist seeking special treasures. This reminds me of my Nanny. She would adopt dolls from yard sales, give them a bath and sew a new wardrobe. Then she'd donate them to fundraisers. You describe this adventure as a fun way to meet people and re-home belongings. Thank you for sharing and happy account anniversary. Celebrating you with an Anniversary Review.
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Review of Compassion  
Rated: 13+ | (4.0)
         Oooo, a revenge come to life, an answer to miserable prayer, karma . Those talent shows of which you write are grist for critics and naysayers. So many take pleasure in insulting wannabe stars and often humiliating them, too. Yes, it's a fact of life that we are not all talented enough to belt out songs, or dance gracefully. Some of us refuse to believe this though and seek validation in a most public manner. Simon Spark/ Bully Spark does seem familiar. This dejected/rejected reality show contestant does have one essential skill and Mr. Sparks is about to meet it. Thanks for sharing and happy account anniversary.          Celebrating you with an Anniversary Review.
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Review of Mildred  
Rated: E | (4.0)
         Haha! "Mildred worked in customer service." Nice twist. Most so -called employees in the customer service field would probably love to yell, "I'm not a mind reader!" Oh, the stories, long-winded complaints and such they must suffer listening to, on repeat. Mil need not say, "I get it." Thanks for sharing and happy account anniversary.          Celebrating you with an Anniversary Review.
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Review of Puppylnish  
Rated: E | (4.0)
         I've always believed the smaller breeds of dogs had the most attitude and bravado. They act tough and try to bely their size. They live by the motto 'don't mess with me.' Puppers has given himself a calling, a duty and he will see it through. He will protect his person no matter what happens even if she is oblivious to the ever present danger. If only we could understand what our canines are trying to communicate to us. We hear incessant barking. They are shouting warnings. "He licked her chin and and wagged his tail." Yep, there's one too many of the word and. Thanks for sharing and happy account anniversary.          Celebrating you with an Anniversary Review.
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Rated: E | (4.5)
         This is a magical story. I like the idea of a little brother's imagination fueling and preserving the magic in the world. Of course, this is the essence of story-telling. So many sparks fan the creative flames. It's a welcome change of pace to have an older brother who cherishes his younger sibling. there's no resentment, jealousy, or petty squabbling. Thanks for sharing and happy account anniversary.          Celebrating you with an Anniversary Review.
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Review of Trash Bag  
Rated: E | (4.0)
         I cannot imagine an existence within the foster care system. The imagery of a small, black, plastic bag stuffed at the last moment with your meager belongings is a stark and sad picture. You paint the scene of instability, not knowing where you'd be taken or how long you would be there. This life of uncertainty must be heartbreaking. Thanks you for sharing and happy account anniversary.          Celebrating you with an Anniversary Review.
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Thank you for giving me a glimpse into your childhood. Aren't memories wonderful? As you write it the good far out-weighed the bad. You had many friends and yes, good, clean, active fun. You were never bored or lacking for something to do. As you came to realize parents are not perfect and they strive to do their best with what they have. You were not neglected. You were blessed with freedom to explore and learn. That's a great legacy. Happy account anniversary.          Celebrating you with an Anniversary Review.
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Review of Mule Feathers  
Rated: E | (4.5)
This is a fantastic story! I like that the grandma is retelling a favourite family tale and her grandson interrupts with encouragement. Obviously, he has heard this particular story enough times to know what needs to be mentioned. I chuckled when he defends his enthusiasm by saying he is helping. Well done! Horse feathers/mule feathers , both are funny. It's amazing what we remember and cherish. Thanks for sharing and happy account anniversary.          Celebrating you with an Anniversary Review.
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