RJ_Urquhart's Compliments

Compliments:  97

Last Compliment: 7/12/2016

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Submission Reviews

  • Take Twenty Seven
    Despite the weaknesses that both Chris and Alec have pointed out, I have to say ...
  • The Price of Freedom
    Sue, your descriptive writing goes from strength to strength, It's becoming your ...
  • Liberty Rose
    There's no doubt that this beautifully observed and compassionately rendered pie ...
  • Philos
    Greek myth, austere and noble. Could this be Sue, I wondered. But then came a hi ...
  • All That Glitters
    This tale is well-written, but it's not really new. I liked Kat's personality wi ...
  • Springtime in Vegas
    The writing is crisp, with an aroma of noire.The story not so much. Dicing with ...
  • She
    Oh! We're in for trouble! Though, We may learn that crop failure has nothing to ...
  • Evil Coltnieval
    This story really has something. It has a distinct and beguiling voice. I liked ...
  • Spring Sucks, Seriously
    You've outdone yourself with this one Alec. Terry Pratchett with attitude! Just ...
  • Affection
    I think it's really hard to cover a span of years in a thousaand word short stor ...
  • Chance Encounter (Revised)
    Yes, it works much better with just the two characters.
  • Ice Water Palace
    Yes. Yes. You've made something meaningful of the rather silly challenge.  Yeah, ...
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas
    It was the writing that held me in this, more than the story. I loved the way yo ...
  • Chapter Twenty Six
    Great chapter. You’ve saved the baby, shown us Lucy's destiny, but now Lucy is i ...
  • The Mother Load
    There's a great imagination at work there, and a story well-told
  • Chapter Twenty One
    This is a skillfully worked chapter Sue. You give us a lot of information, witho ...
  • Chapter Twenty
    This chapter sings with character, complex emotions, tension and well-imagined d ...
  • Chapter Sixteen
    A great action chapter. The plot is racing on. Detailed comments as ever on the ...
  • Chapter Fourteen
    Another great chapter Sue. I'm sending you detailed comments, but the main thing ...
  • DEAD CATS
    Schrodinger cats?  I'm lost
  • Such Pain
    Stunning, Sue. It's raw but disciplined. Highly technical, but the technique doe ...
  • The Chest
    I like the atmosphere, rendered in so few words.But I have to admit to not havin ...
  • One man's soul
    You're going to have to work harder to convince me of the society you're imagini ...
  • Creepy Crawlies
    Light and funny Sue, perfectly executed. And, of course, it's a love story. What ...
  • Chilli Cheese Dogs
    I didn't see that ending coming, though it's hard to concentrate on continuous d ...
  • I Lived
    I'm afraid I didn't get this. Why does Don, a pastor, have a gun and shoot his b ...
  • The Sins We Carry
    This is beautifully observed and written. It held my attention. The tension diss ...
  • The Thorn Master
    The tone again is distinctively yours, a glimpse into a dense and magical world. ...
  • Corina
    I love it. A confession challenge and a confession that is present only in its a ...
  • Chapter Thirteen
    I think you should plough on. My general principle is the first draft is always ...
  • A Cautionary Tale
    I should add, I think the writing in this one is better than the previous versio ...
  • Dance of Death
    This is beautifully written. You have a real talent. Sure, it wasn’t blood-pumpi ...
  • I Imagine My World
    Well done so. I think you know this was my winner
  • In Case of Emergency
    I'm not absolutely shore what's happening here and what the fight's about, or th ...
  • Doom and Keys
    This kept me reading. You set up a mystery that I wanted to discover. Unfortunat ...
  • Click! (Reviewed)
    Yep, that's straight into the action. I liked the Cricket and Bear names. Feisty ...
  • Counting Llamas
    I like the second one best also.   By the way, there are two uses of "crouch" wi ...
  • A Listless Carol
    Now that IS stronger. And much darker. I didn't guess what the ending was going ...
  • Ender's Game
    That's very brave Duncan making the whole story in dialogue as if it was a plays ...
  • Glass Universe
    This is imaginative and sweet. As you know, romance isn't my thing, but I can re ...
  • Time is Silent
    The chatter of seconds won you deserved recognition, Sue. I think you must be th ...
  • Recess Lessons
    Wow! This is spectacular! A fascinating idea, beautifully executed. This is my w ...
  • Pawn
    Succulent world building as always V. I inhabited it with awe, gorey as it was, ...
  • Cannabis Blues
    An entertaining read Ernest. Well done
  • Hex Nihilo
    I have no real clue what this is about, but it's lovely. Who wouldn't love the c ...
  • Chronic Distortion Perversion Compulsion
    This certainly has the shock factor. Not just the long vomit at the beginning, b ...
  • A Shadow Walks Alone
    After your essays into other styles, this is the one I think of as authentically ...
  • If We're Sinners
    I liked the moral ambiguity of this: fire-setting just because it felt good to r ...
  • Drifting
    I'm a real sucker for stories that work like poems, capturing "a perfect moment" ...
  • Split
    A triumph for magic realism. Well  done!
  • Promontory
    I look forward each month to the moment when your piece is posted. You have the ...
  • Act of Remembrance
    And the quality this month just goes on and on. Of course I did, this is by you. ...
  • Fairy Tale
    I think Sue said it all for me. I agree completely with her about the power of y ...
  • Chapter Ten
    This is just perfect. Try as I might I couldn't find a thing to correct in it, a ...
  • Grains of Sand
    And there was justice. It was the winner. Congratulations
  • Walled and Bounded
    Congratulations girlbird
  • Verboten
    A nicely turned horror. It has so many typos I suspect it's gone through a voice ...
  • Grains of Sand
    I love this. Getting that much worldbuilding, that much exploration of somebody ...
  • Split
    I agree with Duncan. The characters and the dialogue are real. I didn't even not ...
  • The Marching Man's Son
    Great to see you back Aftab. I've missed the sheer succulence of your writing. A ...
  • Aces and Eights
    Check Duncan's comment on my piece and don't remove this
  • Darkness falls
    Darkly atmospheric. The problem with the word limit was always going to be betwe ...
  • Bluster and Bravado
    I think I've seen this world before in other of your submissions. This is extrac ...
  • A Dreamer's Summit
    I have to say I didn't warm to the main character. I thought overbearing was rig ...
  • Query Letter
    First point about submitting a query is are you sure you're at the stage to do t ...
  • Trapped (Rev 6 - 15 days left)
    This is atmospheric of course, but I'm not sure that it quite works for me. I th ...
  • A Friend Like No Other
    The first thing this challenge made me think of was exploring the world of blind ...
  • Into The Mist
    Making the story work is what it's all about. I don't see how you could take the ...
  • Poggy Strankfelder is a Dead Gnome Walking
    Terry Pratchett move over. Had you thought of maybe adding footnotes? A lovely r ...
  • Presque Vu
    This is atmospheric and written, so far as I can tell, without flaw. Sisyphus ro ...
  • Doors Of Death(Revised)
    I like the novelty of the fact that you had your character on the other side of ...
  • Blue Sky
    This is a richly created alternative world. Part of your skill in doing this is ...
  • Orsinium
    Just lovely. And I'm not even a fan of fantasy. IT's richly textured and satisfy ...
  • The Door to My Destiny
    I liked this a lot. It packs a hefty narrative weight into the word limit, treai ...
  • No Exit
    This challenge is about not allowing the door to take us anywhere obvious and pr ...
  • Marital Shame
    Wonderfully embarassing. Great setup and an unexpected punchline. I really didn' ...
  • World, Backwards, Fool
    Nicely whimsical. It made me smile.
  • Chapter One - REVISED (as per feedback)
    This is much better for expanding the sense of mystery on arrival. And now the o ...
  • Sexual Healing
    It is the characterisation of Edna that makes this piece. It's beautifully and p ...
  • The Mid-Life Crisis of a Buccaneer
    Wonderfully comic. The key words do invite it. And you added serendipitous
  • Summer
    Succulent words. I particularly liked "marmalade summer". If there's any problem ...
  • Special Time with Hanna
    I was thinking all the way through, this has been done before. Nicely written, w ...
  • I Thought it Less a Lake…
    This is beautifully written. A tale of first love and loss. Of failure to unders ...
  • Once-Was
    This is atmospheric, but it doesn't have a clear resolution that I can follow. I ...
  • Space Robot Five
    Well, damn! I could swear the story read completely differently the last time I ...
  • Snow
    I know it sounds nuts, but this felt like snow, or more specifically like a zigz ...
  • Ex Maria Virgine
    Much better
  • Night of Falling Stars
    As you know, I'm a sucker for stories about the imperatives that drive kings.Thi ...
  • Becoming (Prologue)
    The Whisperer was great. That hooked me.Not just the whisperer itself but more p ...
  • Magic Incident Zero
    This is nicely and fluently written. I have one major worry though: how is this ...
  • The Other Side of Freedom -- a coming-of-age novel
    The atmosphere is nicely developed here and the writing is crisp. And with a mys ...
  • Chapter Twenty Four
    I'm coming back to this after more than a month from the previous chapters which ...
  • N/A
    Wow! Amazingly raw and powerful and without sentimentality.  I agree with Alina' ...
  • Chapter Twenty Two
    Oh. meant to add a rating for the book to date (5 stars) and to say that I think ...
  • Chapter Nineteen
    At last. The evil corporation makes its appearance. I’m a little unclear about w ...
  • Chapter Thirteen
    General: I knew it. I knew the child prodigy would be important. This chapter is ...
  • Chapter Six
    General: I love the play with the traditional romantic canon of the “force that ...