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  • Crystal
    Yes, tony, killer porn.  I really liked the story - maybe too much in some place ...
  • Anticipation
    Yeah, Sue, so often the hunt can be far more enjoyable than the kill...although ...
  • Hmm...
    Just looking at the first paragraph there are at least a couple of overly repeat ...
  • Alice and Freda (1890s/Nonfiction)
    My first impression is that it feels a little rushed to me, cramming a great dea ...
  • Delicious - Revised
    I read your story again and then read the comments and I agree with most of what ...
  • Seder
    Not going to harp on about the technicalities, it's you Duncan, it'll be fine, I ...
  • The Rising
    Fun and witty and slightly satirical story, tony, I enjoyed the read and some of ...
  • A Hot Time in The Ole Town, Tonight
    I was entertained by this story but the ending fell flat to me, but it might jus ...
  • In the Fields
    An excellent read, all the characters jump off the page and into life. I had thi ...
  • If It Takes a Little While
    Ah, a story based on true events then, nice one, tony.  New life amidst war and ...
  • Prologue
    Okay, I'm going to start off by admitting the use of Italian words is a big dist ...
  • Zeus' Day
    I like the idea of a god shrinking time but I feel the story seemed to lose its ...
  • Cosmium
    I'm not an expert on theology but, to me, this comes across as a fine treatise i ...
  • Tentacles
    Just noticed, does the time run correctly?  At 2:00 am, shouldn't it be Wednesda ...
  • The Distance
    At first I felt a little distant from this piece and then I realised I was getti ...
  • Trial by Hak’enra.
    I enjoyed this, Kitty, it's a blatant advert but one that does quite well at sel ...
  • Zippo
    I like the characters in this story but it feels like two separate tales stitche ...
  • Into the Forest
    At least one word too short and the wrong ones to boot.
  • SIr Surpasser
    I agree with Chris, this is fun; and i also agree with his discomfort with the ' ...
  • Bite
    I'm assuming I had hold of the muzzle but I'm fearing that's not how you see it. ...
  • A love that killed
    Good job, mj, you had me thinking exactly like I think you wanted me to. For at ...
  • Fed up!
    Right, Niko, I get the feeling you are going for a staccato style here and in th ...

  • Ah, poetry, something that, like a speeding Ferrari, often passes by me in a blu ...
  • Outside the Box
    Very clever, mate.  When I read the opening, it sounded off for you like you wer ...
  • KPriam@Dimension2.com
    I'm blind!  Why did the font waste away so much? Interference from a parallel un ...
  • Nearly Departed
    Mr Dick would approve.  I had written something else here but it's gone now as I ...
  • The Jimmys
    I read this a few days ago but didn't comment because I was trying to mess with ...
  • Destiny's Plaything
    You've literally taken skywriting and made it skywriting...very clever. My Mum u ...
  • Writer's Block
    By Crom, this reminded me of Conan, moody barbarian and all that...and that's go ...
  • Gift
    You crafty 'stard, I fell for this hook, line and more hook.  Excellently writte ...
  • TIME_AND_PLACE
    Because of the original I now have new questions.  Churchill and the time travel ...
  • Reading Between The Lines
    Erm...how does one comment on this without sounding like a perv or a prude?  It' ...
  • Among Gods
    Oooh, icon, pushing the limits of 'history' with this one, alternative theology ...
  • Anti-diluvean
    Excellent, mate and I tip my hat to you for the demonic word count.  Do you want ...
  • Cthonic?
    Great title.  I'm only telling you, and others this, because I believe if i keep ...
  • If Nobody Loved Me
    I took a listen, mate, put me in mind of the old recordings of blues singers fro ...
  • Be There Soon
    Pretty good story but I did guess the end, it being a pretty common theme in hor ...
  • Lefu
    I'm going to be honest and I may seem to be being brutal but I think it needs sa ...
  • Locked Doors
    This has got all the elements that makes something a poem to my mind. Emotion, v ...
  • The Wrong House
    Can't comment on something without an ending, that would be unf
  • Halloweens Hole to Hell
    I like this, some of the wording (more of that later) is a bit...strange but the ...
  • Decay
    Very good, Duncan, it must have taken some effort to get the back and forth runn ...
  • The Relaxation Session
    A nice amble through a meditation class, almost like a comedy sketch for TV.  I ...
  • Depths
    Back again...  Do you need the preamble, why not start with 'Guys! They're all t ...
  • Forgiveness, Part Two: The Plot
    Nice one, Chris, a good continuation of the humour and character building. I ass ...
  • Clockwork Conversation
    First, and probably not your fault, the format - no indents - hard work that.  I ...
  • Penury
    I can't help thinking I'm going to sound rude here...probably because I'm going ...
  • Camelling
    Wow.  I think you're well on your way to getting that licence.  Lots here to thi ...
  • The Last American Gunslingers
    Ah, you got me. There was me thinking no chance he'd have got the shot off first ...
  • Writer's Redress
    I'm going to have to be honest, I found this pretty hard going though I do appre ...
  • Crystal Heart
    'Don't be harsh'? You wish...  I'm joking, I shall be as fair with my thoughts a ...
  • A Scientific Anomaly
    Well written and engaging but you hit me with an anti-climax that has left me fe ...
  • The Divide
    When I first read this I smiled at the workings of a fine imagination barely kep ...
  • Finit en Avance
    Didn't you learn anything from last month; don't start a story with dialogue and ...
  • Liberty Rose
    Great stuff, unlike RJ I have been present at a birth, four of 'em, and I now un ...
  • Fair Light (an adaptation of an old poem).
    I think it does.  You'll have to excuse me, I'm a tad under-the-weather today, m ...
  • The Forge - my ocean
    There's some very good turns of phrase in this ('...insistence of a 43-three yea ...
  • The Forge
    I'm back..but I'm hungover so be prepared for possibly the worst loud of double- ...
  • Father Christmas.
    Camus? As in Albert Camus, the French bloke? Yeah, I had to Google it, damn you ...
  • To Whom It May Concern
    I couldn't get past the first line because you started with dialogue and I hate ...
  • The Virgin's Story - Revision 2
    A couple of things trouble me with this, tony, firstly you're going to Hell and ...
  • The Curse Weaver
    I'm bored....so I re-thought my raising of the invoke/evoke argument and it appe ...
  • Spring’s Golden Rules
    The way I read it was: she read the rules and then reflected on a date she had p ...
  • Bewitching Terrace of Emerald Desert
    Let's start off by saying I am no way qualified to wax lyrical about poetry but ...
  • Spring Chickens
    A fun sci-fi romp with a touch of the surreal but at one point an unexplained to ...
  • Delilah
    There is something good in this but I think it needs to be dug out a little more ...
  • She
    I think  I was reading it this with my mind switch on metaphorical.  It does ind ...
  • Evil Coltnieval
    I believe this what the Yanks would call a 'cute' story about a boy with big dre ...
  • The Haggling - Full version in English
    I agree with both Chris and RJ.
  • The Dolce Life
    Hmm, not sure how this piece left me feeling at the end. You know that feeling w ...
  • This is My Land
    Soooo, what you're saying, Dexter, that no matter how bad the politicians are, w ...
  • I Think ... Therefore.. I'm Still Thinking
    I'm not a poet and I know it.  I'm not qualified to pass judgement on this by an ...
  • The Hitler of Happiness
    I nearly wore Google out with looking up the terms you have used and I think the ...
  • The Man With No Home
    Oh-ay, mayham, what are you doing to me?  I get dragged in, willingly, to this v ...
  • Gluten Free Gnocchi
    Very good, mate, a funny 'whatever you like'.  First to post - some things never ...
  • I AM GREEN
    I quite enjoyed this and though there are a few typos (missing speech marks etc) ...
  • Blue Connections
    I'm going to disagree with Sue, just because the divel in me wants to.  “You do ...
  • Chance Encounter (Revised)
    Splendid stuff, Sue, really engaged me and I'm - you may be surprised to hear - ...
  • The road to Rasoul
    I've read this half a dozen times. Firstly last night - Friday, so my thought pr ...
  • Ice Water Palace
    I have no idea if I am using the term correctly but I found this very 'literary' ...
  • Boston
    As far as my limited intellect allows I don't think this follows the challenge t ...
  • Mystery Metal
    I enjoyed the guessing game you had me play and at first I thought screwdriver, ...
  • Brady be damned
    Yet more satire, I like it, very relevant as I believe Mr O'bama is trying to st ...
  • Challenge Carol's Song - Revised I-07-2016
    icon, if I am reading this correctly, this is a moving portrait of a child with ...
  • Comeback
    Funny, well written with the dialogue being particularly first class.  Despite t ...
  • Christmas Eve with Grampa
    I liked this but I was left with a feeling that there are two stories stitched t ...
  • Avoidance
    I enjoyed that but I'll be honest and admit to thinking it did fizzle out a litt ...
  • Duo
    I really like this idea, a reflection of the 'dominant gene' theory taken to the ...
  • Holiday
    Dark humour, icon, laughing at the bleakness the character can foresee coming in ...
  • Holiday
    Could be Bizarro, I don't know, but it was for sure a fun read.  'Reasons why' n ...
  • The Gate
    Duncan, I'm three sentences in and I've stopped to make this comment and it's pu ...
  • Hotel d'Amore
    Spittoon, Ronnie?  having said that, I did enjoy it and understood what was goin ...
  • x
    What I am getting from this - rightly or wrongly - is a condemning of (or at lea ...
  • Evil Clouds - Revised 1
    If I was Bryan, I'd move out of the village.  I was getting into this and the me ...
  • Party On
    Nice one Tzeeky, starts off all 'Beauty and the Beast' and then dumps the beauty ...
  • Where am I?
    I expected poetry from Kelby but was wrong, now I do have some.  I've read this ...
  • Full Circle
    Hi Keberly, just skipping through swerving work for as long as I can and I have ...
  • Redux
    I'm not even going to try and get involved in this rather heavy weight discussio ...
  • Blue
    I like this, the sorrowful tales of two people who are basically unhappy with th ...
  • Blue
    I've done some research - probably to swerve work as much as educating myself - ...
  • Snowflake
    Whoa, who's been putting in time and taking on-board the feedback from previous ...
  • The Least Fictional Thing
    Agree.
  • Guys
    I'm suing.
  • Jerome Sanders
    I like the style of two letters you have chosen, a jump to the left of the ordin ...
  • Anger Redirected
    Well written and quite emotionally powerful but I - and I know the word constrai ...
  • The Chest
    Few words but what a crackin' piece of image building.  I can see this scene bef ...
  • Oh, Shooter...
    First up I like the transition between first and last sentence uses; military ge ...
  • Chilli Cheese Dogs
    Rimcom.
  • Confession of a Teenaged Grog-Slinger
    Familiar.
  • Lucky Number Seven
    '...stopping my by...' by my?  I think you're going to hate me...  'I'm not a se ...
  • Keeping Up With the Joneses
    Out of interest I followed up 'cool' to see its first usage etc and apparently ' ...
  • Keeping Up With the Joneses
    I think I know what it is that is the 'something' now.  I'm a simple bloke and s ...
  • Keeping Up With the Joneses
    I was determined to read your story and not even glance at the comments, so that ...
  • Nuisances
    Betelgeuse. Betelgeuse. Betel...on second thoughts, best not.  Well written - of ...
  • A heart stopping Valentines Day
    Chris and RJ make some great points for you to act upon.  Speaking personally I ...
  • Last Christmas
    I'm not sure dysfunctional covers this family. There seem to be so many skeleton ...
  • The Cold Can Burn Like Fire
    I'm in two minds and I think both of them are wrong...or maybe right. In other w ...
  • Chapter Sixty-Five
    This from a quick read, I've got beer waiting, so forgive me if I'm wrong, Finn. ...
  • More Than A Pretty Face
    Yes, this is an action scene and I am wondering if it is linked to the first sub ...
  • Doom and Keys
    Ajemm, it could be my aged-related infirmity of mind but I get the feeling I've ...
  • Counting Llamas
    ...this bit...  '...her own sub-machine gun against her shoulder and crouch-walk ...
  • Alexandra Penworthy
    Chris, this one is worthy of placing in your own 'favourites' file. I do believe ...
  • The Shelter
    Blasted Middle Earth...my favourite kind.  Well written and flowed well but I'm ...
  • A Listless Carol
    Is it possible to be harrowed? Well the spell check hasn't underlined it, so may ...
  • Portrait of a Lady
    What a truly sad tale. Rarely have I had call (never probably) to use the word p ...
  • Drink with the guys
    You're going to Hell, bro. Possibly on the Twelve Ten.
  • What My Mother Lost
    I like the theme, the flow, the philosophy of the mother and I like the story... ...
  • A Life.
    Veronica, let me explain here what I know about poetry and its many forms  I thi ...
  • While angels weep
    'tis a compliment, sir.  Another feather in your already impressive Apache headg ...
  • Think of the Children
    A dark tale that runs close to the truth, I'm sure.  It might be my eye or perso ...
  • Hungry
    Not commenting on the story again - though It did mean what I thought it meant i ...
  • Hungry
    Erm, you know what, Finn, I'm not going to say anything yet for fear of looking ...
  • The Scorched Earth Experience
    Now I'm going to be singing 'Nine-oh. Let's go.' all bloody day.  So we know you ...
  • A Very Mr. Darcy Christmas
    A good adult Christmas Fairy tale. The outcome was a little too easy but hey, th ...
  • Salvage! Chapter Three
    I will freely admit that this has grabbed my attention but I also got the feelin ...
  • Drifting
    Oh my giddy aunt. Is it your turn to be the girl this month? Did Duncan send his ...
  • x
    I'm impressed. That's a lot of songs you got in there and I'm pretty sure I miss ...
  • Promontory
    LV, excellent writing as ever but, and I can only be honest with my opinion - an ...
  • Common People
    Seeing as how you've run roughshod over the word count limit, Dexter, can you pl ...
  • Act of Remembrance
    Oh yeah, me and Dorothy are like that.
  • Failed Instinct
    Rob, I see you've already done some tightening up since I first read it. For exa ...
  • Hansel and Gretel
    Yup, pretty grim(m), so it fits the brief and it's certainly based on a traditio ...
  • Despair
    They say you have to be cruel to be kind but in this case I'm going to be cruel ...
  • Belle
    A good take on a Fairy Tale for sure, it has the desired darkness too.  I did fi ...
  • The Power Behind the Throne
    Very good, Sue, funny and with at least one reference that should have the Yanks ...
  • Snow White
    It's great writing mate...always is, which does not endear you to me and I fully ...
  • Goodness is Blind
    You're welcome, Sue.  Still think you're not right in the head for paying attent ...
  • The Machines of Power - Part 1
    Hi Richard,  I'll be honest, I'm a sucker for clockwork and cogs, for some reaso ...
  • Chapter 1:  The Blue Eyed Devil
    Pretty darn good but I did find some of the excessively flowery language at time ...
  • Falling Without a Sound
    A subtle and gentle piece that is showing the positive side of 'urban'. The firs ...
  • Father Through Son(Mirror)
    I like the fear your character has of turning into his old man, I have no experi ...
  • Collision
    As I have said many times before, I am no steampunk expert but this, in my opini ...
  • Honorable Men.. revised.
    Erm, I know this is going to sound blunt, possibly rude, but you've done much be ...
  • Jessie's Smile
    Putting aside the fact that you are a traitor to your gender (allowing that 'you ...
  • The Librarian
    I enjoyed the read, the characters and the twist, Tony, but I'm not sure it is w ...
  • Darkness falls
    I've read again and I've changed my mind about the backstory (one word I believe ...
  • A Dreamer's Summit
    How uplifting and positive is this, nice job. As I am not far behind the old bir ...
  • Loss of Sense
    Tough subject to pick, dying. Mainly because none of us have done it (or at leas ...
  • Hidden
    An excellent view of a dystopia that we may be heading toward as we speak...if t ...
  • Portal Jumper
    I think this reads like a great opening/premise for a YA novel
  • The Doorway to a New Life
    Hi Dalgarn,  So how much cheese did you have on your pizza the night before writ ...
  • The Needed
    Kyle, you gotta be proud of this one, pretty much spot on isn't it?  Only one th ...
  • The Twilight Doorway
    I think you're right, that may add an extra dimension.  Now it's well documented ...
  • Marital Shame
    Grabbing hold of a stranger's knob under a car. Well, we've all been there.  So, ...
  • World, Backwards, Fool
    I like this, it's quirky and meanders nicely.  I think I may read this again t ...
  • A Fool For Love
    So she's French then?  Amusing, well written, entertaining...but is it a littl ...
  • Surface Mail
    The infamous dockers of Liverpool, I bet there was 548 sacks originally when the ...
  • Lyrically Illiterate
    Hi Sue, so before we start are we going to agree you're not going to hate me for ...
  • Last Words.
    I really like the angle you have approached the Roman Empire from, refreshing wo ...
  • The Pink Ballerina Room (Revised)
    Took me in and made me read without looking with a critical eye, I also think I ...
  • Clueless
    Very well done, especially the violence and the use of local environment to faci ...
  • Tell es-Sultan
    An excellent scene setter with enough back story to add depth and garner interes ...
  • Once-Was
    I liked this, you have given me food for thought but I was thinking Sindy would ...
  • I got twenty-eight problems but a... Oh, never mind...
    Hey, Finn, it's here. I found it for you. Now put it in a box marked 'The Plot' ...
  • Love In The Snow
    No need to apologise, QueenSam, we're all here to develope ideas, and ourselves, ...
  • N/A
    Another belter, LV, so much action packed into so few sentences - sorry, that so ...
  • Hushabye Mountain
    I pretty much agree with all the comments below. This is well written but there ...
  • Becoming Myself
    Two time frames in under 1000 words, both vivid and well told, I'm impressed, V. ...
  • Between the first breath and the last
    This is beautifully sad.  I know I don't have the right to say it but I think ...
  • Dream Wiser
    Sorry, my bad, you actually mentions 'writing' in the last paragraph, so ignore ...
  • Interstices
    RJ, I liked this...a lot, a crackin' read that explores the inside of all of our ...
  • THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS(IN MY OWN WORDS)
    HALLELUJAH,  Brother
  • The Notion of Romance
    Hi Penon, good to hear from ya.  Normally I don't like this 'pedal to the meta ...
  • Salvage! Chapter 1
    Hi Ernest,  I've been meaning to comment on this for a while, I keep reading i ...
  • The Nothing Blonde
    I agree, crackin' start, hits all the right buttons.  I was a little thrown by ...
  • Songs from the Minaret
    I am now going to throw a load of criticism your way Aftab, but none of it is ai ...
  • How to build a castle in seven easy steps
    Hi DJC,  I'm in a weird-ass mood tonight and I will read this fully soon but I ...
  • Bad Necromance
    Oh yeah forgot to mention, would you think it wise to dump the two 'just' in thi ...
  • Bad Necromance
    Now Brad, this was a fine piece of atmopsheric writing that draws the reader in ...
  • Bleeding Souls
    Kim,  At last your sub is here and now I'm going to ask you something, I ain't ...
  • 13
    Erm, would it be really rude of me to say I'm a little confused to say the least ...
  • Healthy Passions
    As I've said before I am no poet but one line really sticks with me -   I am e ...
  • Hallow Be The Eve
    I'm with Thomas, before you Americans spread your 'Trick or Treat' nonsense over ...
  • The Holy Cemetery (Written for The October Challenge)
    The writing in this piece is excellent at raising chills and placing the reader ...
  • Haunted
    Hi NJ,  Quick thought, I would have liked to have seen the brothers go back to ...
  • Dark of night
    Good one, Duncan, the moon as the bad guy, an original theme (to me at least) no ...
  • An Ancient Evil
    Stop damn well educating me - lines from Shakespeare, the name of flowers - if I ...
  • Baltimore Catechism
    I know God quite well and I think you should cut him some slack, he's got a real ...
  • On the Other Side of the Mountain
    Okay, looks like I'm going to be out of sync. with most on this and what I am ab ...
  • Tater Tot Tuesday
    Alright Duncan,  Things peachy for you I hope? I shall return to this later - ...
  • Casaterra
    I know, I'll have something eat a baby, that should make up for last month's sic ...
  • Love Changes Everything
    Oh my god, a baby. I hate babies, they are so irresponsible and demanding, they' ...
  • The Love that Kills
    Okay, maybe a few ways you could do it.  Make your dialogue more clipped. It i ...
  • Forever Mine
    By all that is Holy, has the Arizona heat waved burnt your man parts off, Finn? ...
  • Go Big or Go home
    Okay Bob, start with the positive, I liked this for what it was, a scene setter. ...
  • Sharing
    Okay I think I like where this story was going however it was a little confusing ...
  • Lost Soul
    A moving story of the horrors that exist as reality for some in this world.  S ...
  • Trail of Pilfered Purses
    This was a good read Bob but I find myself having a little trouble wondering why ...
  • Feeding his demons
    I can see what you were going for in the idea and sentiment in this story and yo ...
  • Shelby
    I quite like this but why get yourself discounted from possible glory with such ...