sigmundsquirrel's Compliments

Compliments:  51

Last Compliment: 10/9/2014

Motivating (51)

Submission Reviews

  • Grains of Sand
    Sublime. As close to perfect as I've seen for this length.
  • The Many Virtues of Water; or The Treachery of Mothers-in-Law
    It is your story, Aftab, that goes down like scotch. An astonishing read. The on ...
  • Hallow Be The Eve
    From the comments, I see this is your second story for the challenge, and it is ...
  • Dark of night
    Hi Duncan. The idea underlying this story is brilliant: being absorbed by the mo ...
  • N/A
    This is beautiful and lush writing. I don't think it is poetic so much as visual ...
  • Detention
    Lanette, this is rather masterful. The style exactly matches the character: wry, ...
  • Young Love, Sponsored By Doritos
    From start to finish, this was perfect. Pitch perfect, pace perfect, voice perfe ...
  • Demure
    This is a very imaginative take on the challenge. The kiss of the tattoo needle ...
  • Love Changes Everything
    Sue, you are the Garfunkel in Simon and Garfunkel. The one who sings the sweet s ...
  • Mourning Bath
    The "immerse in water" tagline was definitely the toughest to work with. You did ...
  • From the Bottom Up
    I agree with Josafat: a great opening line. Great use of the short sentence frag ...
  • Forever Mine
    If you check the comments from last month, you'll see that I picked EddieTol's s ...
  • Sharing
    Reading this was an odd experience. As Kim noted, it's well-written. The dialogu ...
  • Leprechaun Libation
    Sue, your writing has become the definition of smooth and evocative. This flows ...
  • Gainings.
    I enjoyed this story. There are so many spelling and punctuation problems that I ...
  • Living Ashore
    Welcome back AubrieAnne, don't be a stranger!  This piece was filled with well-c ...
  • Tick Rock
    I enjoyed this. I just threw logic to the wind and read for the sentence-by-sent ...
  • VI
    On the one hand, this was a lushly imagined chapter. Gran's apartment was well-d ...
  • In Old
    There is a very imaginative world-building here. Nice idiosyncratic story and an ...
  • Some Dragons Have It Coming
    Your first paragraph lets us know this is going to be an exquisitely written ent ...
  • The Plague Doctor
    Hey, congratulations on your win. Well deserved!
  • My Owl, My Owl
    This is a very interesting read: curiously vague and specific at the same time. ...
  • Monster surprise
    Nice fresh take on the challenge. The list of main ingredients was horrific out ...
  • The Evil Eye
    This is quite exceptional, in an intentionally artificial, old-fashioned way. Yo ...
  • The Wolf Within
    I wondered about the outfit too. Seems a needless waste, and what does she wear ...
  • Chitter Breathe And Titter
    This had a very nice classic horror feel to it. I'm also getting a late '50's sc ...
  • The Wolf Within
    This is up to your consistently high standard. Nice twist to bring the vampire a ...
  • Smoke, Mirrors, and Water Balloons
    Entertaining, unusual, well-written, fits the challenge, and funny. That adds up ...
  • A Moveable Feast
    The cleverest of the satiric emails!
  • The doormat leaves
    I think taking the dog and the plant are perfect for the character. Still tentat ...
  • Re: [No Subject]
    Aside from the clever structure, your voice carries total email authenticity.
  • Love Under the Threat of Nuclear War
    This is nearly perfect. The final two sentences are a great end to such a short ...
  • Prologue
    I read this in the PageToFame and gave it 5 stars (looks like it was the first t ...
  • Nye's Bio
    I like the way you've presented this. I normally don't go for the fantasy/afterl ...
  • crabbels
    I laugh each time I read this, although I'm still not sure what's happening. I'm ...
  • The Dance
    Excellent progression, each paragraph revealing yet another tiny clue, all while ...
  • The Saddest Clown
    If this doesn't win, I'll eat my clown's hat.
  • Obliteration and other acts of love and spite
    You're right, it was inevitable from the first line. And the last line is perfec ...
  • To The Last Drop
    Good 'til at last he dropped!   I really liked this. Incredible economy. Sometim ...
  • The Wonderful Lies You Told Me
    I love this opening. Droll and understated. It's wonderful how the lies of the t ...
  • A Love Story
    Sweet and chaotic and all the characters are happy with their life. You can't as ...
  • The Beast of Versailles
    A very convincing and satisfying end to what I take to be a period horror/thrill ...
  • Shrive
    My vote for the best closing line in these submissions.
  • The Fallen Prince
    As a self-contained ending, I was confused by who was the main character and wha ...
  • The Way The World Ends
    I like it even more -- it starts to fill out the whole story in front of it. And ...
  • A New Gal in Town
    In case it hasn't come through in my recent comments: I like your ending, squeak ...
  • Little Brother Sanders
    I agree with ShanaPupik: because your tone is so distinct, it's difficult to jud ...
  • Gold Nugget Jewelry
    I'm considering this a rough draft or extensive notes. It is incredibly readable ...
  • Trumping the Death Card
    I like the setting and the set-up. But I don't sense the resolution. It seems th ...
  • Love Under the Threat of Nuclear War
    Nice. This is a really interesting premise and you lay it out pretty well. i won ...
  • Trouble in Maple City
    Hi penbuddy,  You obviously have empathy for your characters, and your dialogue ...