sigmundsquirrel's Compliments

Compliments:  59

Last Compliment: 2/28/2014

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Submission Reviews

  • Tell es-Sultan
    Well, Van, this was flawless. Beautifully written and sumptuously evocative. I t ...
  • Fragile Sanity
    I liked this take on the challenge. You give a chilling and disjointedly logical ...
  • N/A
    LV, you alway paint such lush and lurid word pictures. When I saw this challenge ...
  • On the Other Side of the Mountain
    Very beautiful, very oral, very mythopoetic. Sometimes you sacrifice clarity for ...
  • Biology
    Excellent! Top marks all around. The only single word I found fault with was "ut ...
  • Casaterra
    You told me you were going dark with this one. Mission accomplished! A gripping ...
  • Venus' First Kiss
    Brilliantly paints the otherworld of Venus, with politics and social class mixed ...
  • First Kiss?
    You've taken the typical "first kiss" scenario and made it sing with your voice. ...
  • Temptation
    Atrees, you continually surprise. A lush orchestra of words, with an extra strin ...
  • 2
    Your writing is top notch. The drive to the crime scene is very well described, ...
  • History Lesson
    Just removing the ellipses gives the story more of a hard hit. The short sentenc ...
  • "I Know"
    Excellent and innovative structure for this challenge. A convincingly real voice ...
  • Beneath the Sea
    A nice mix of contemplative and melancholy, and always poetic. You have some wel ...
  • Marina's sunset
    To be honest, I started this and thought it was going to be simplistic and corny ...
  • Master Mindgames
    On one hand I liked this. Enjoyed the cross-cutting viewpoints, and the cat-and- ...
  • Helga's Return
    Nice take on the challenge. The winner is your voice, very casual and real. I go ...
  • VIII
    It's interesting that you haven't revealed just what Damian has done. It was a s ...
  • VII
    Ok, this just got much more interesting. We haven't been told exactly told what ...
  • II
    Your writing is very good and the pace is swift. You set up the scene in Bull an ...
  • Ragnarok is not a music festival.
    Very smart and sly.
  • Dave's World
    This is the way science fiction should be written. Make it real and familiar, ye ...
  • The Last Dragon
    This story had a nice personality to it. Great wry look at dragon/human relation ...
  • Cheatin' Snake
    An amusing mix of genres, and a mix of emotions—comedy and some grim gunplay. We ...
  • Dragon Hotel, Dragons check in but they don't check out.
    I don't think your title matches your piece. The title is very pop-culture-y whi ...
  • monster lily
    You've got some vivid images here and a solid creative idea at the core. I think ...
  • Monster in a Happy Mask
    This was fun and quirky and well-written. The opening paragraph, though, had me ...
  • The Plague Doctor
    This was wonderfully evocative and sharply detailed. It was well-written and mad ...
  • The General (excerpt from Letters from Uganda)
    A well-done, serious piece, and no attempt to leaven with humor. Many of these e ...
  • Within
    This is a great concept for a monster. But I feel that with 400 words at your di ...
  • Texan River Dance
    I'm assuming the river dance is merely Freddie's trademark obnoxious "endzone da ...
  • Sweet Louisa
    And when I say grammer, of course I mean grammar!
  • End of the road for Jimmy Jo
    I agree with Lorelai - you dont need the PS. You've already established your po' ...
  • The Corpse
    Or china and keep teacups.
  • The Corpse
    I only mention pulling one word because it would be so perfect to craft this to ...
  • Nineteen
    Since you're over the word count anyway, I would trim and simplify the first sen ...
  • Anniversary
    I particularly like the detective genre, but I know it is a well-worn field and ...
  • A Wretchedly Vile Life
    A refreshingly unusual entry for the challenge. I haven't read your earlier vers ...
  • I Should Regret This More
    Nice rhythm. Cleverly oblique ending.   If you wanted to bring it under the word ...
  • Emergency Procedures
    I agree. Started dry, ended wry.    In order to get under the limit (if you want ...
  • Cum Bucket
    Funny and uncomfortable!  I would take out all the quotation marks except for th ...
  • Desperate Measures
    Just spotted something. It can help lower your word count too: You've got repeat ...
  • The Fire Within
    I agree. Perfect except for "anyway"
  • Desperate Measures
    I thought the use of "stripper" in the last sentence was unnecessary, we've figu ...
  • TMI
    Stephen Hawking, is that you? The only thing that confused me was the use of "sh ...
  • The Wonderful Lies You Told Me
    I could see a whole book beginning from this line. Of course, there's no way to ...
  • CHAPTER 1
    I agree with a comment djpr made on chapter 3. This first chapter isn't as stron ...
  • The Jungle
    Very believable and very engaging. The writing is this chapter is tighter than t ...
  • The Good Soldier - ending
    The only Russian novels I've read have all been period pieces. That, and the for ...
  • Puzzle Of Life
    I like the title and I like the way you have incorporated it into your last sent ...
  • The Way The World Ends
    This has a curious blend of real life and fairytale ("And they lived happily eve ...
  • Footwear Royale
    I didn't know Cinderella's name was Charlotte.  ;-)  This is well-written and en ...
  • Crave
    This is entirely subjective, but...   I think your last sentence might work bett ...
  • Butterfly Assassin - Epilogue
    Very nice ending, nice voice, nice idea. The only thing I would change (if it we ...
  • Curiosity, And the Death of the Cat (Ending)
    I told you the armadillo thing was overdone, and now it may be overcooked too! ...
  • The Good Soldier
    For a summary you want to give a flavor of the style, sketch the book's world an ...
  • A New Gal in Town
    Hi Maggie_D, I think it has more to do with an aversion to using adverbs and dec ...
  • Crave
    Very lyrical and melancholy. I might shorten one of your sentences, remove anoth ...
  • Ending of "Lycanthropy"
    I would commit to the river metaphor and jump directly from your first sentence ...
  • Hell's Attorney
    The Faustian bargain is an oldie but a goodie. Updating it to modern society hol ...