Sound's picture
Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt June 25, 2012 - 11:55am

If you can review "Flesh & Bone" for me it'd be much appreciated. It's only 650 words.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters June 25, 2012 - 12:19pm

On it!!

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 26, 2012 - 5:14am

I'll be doing Ergoego's submissions and Stacy's submission. Things have been a little busier than normal. 

 

Little Gods Everywhere

By: daleconour
In: Fantasy, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
1 new
"Complete" draft of an urban fantasy set in San Francisco about a troubled high school street artist tapped to bring the spirit worlds back to Earth. Looking for overall feedback for plot, characters.

 

The Descent From Elegance

By: TheMassAnonymous
In: Psychological, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
A tragic romance between a cynic and a mad scientist.

 

Edan~part two

By: Stacy Kear
In: Novella, Surprise Me 1 reviews
This is second section of a novella about an artist and his anti-muse 3,900 words

Edan-first part edited for reference

By: Stacy Kear
In: Novella, Surprise Me 2 reviews
1 new
Artist and his anti-muse

 

King Nothing

By: Wayne Rutherford
In: Novel Excerpt, Realism 2 reviews
4 new
Rikki is a rock star at the tail end of a long and tumultuous career. Never one to back away from controversy, Rikki is ready to go out with a bang.

 

Blood Sex Violence

By: rone1986
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
3 new
A woman looses her unborn child in a motor accident. Receiving no support from her absentee husband or her family, she deals with her overwhelming guilt and depression by employing sex as a punishment

 

The Librarian

By: David Puerner
In: Magical Realism, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
3 new
An introduction to a very large world where the reader is introduced to two hunters (not too much is revealed about them), but through their experiences you are introduced to a post apocalyptic world!

 

The Monkey's Tea Party (working title)

By: Klaatu76
In: Sci-fi, Short Story 1 reviews
3 new
Band of Brothers meets a cynical Martian Chronicles. Goal: novel of loosely attached sci-fi short stories documenting military invading a planet. Not so subtle commentary on current war Here are 2

 

THE FOUNTAINEERS

By: Jason
In: Adventure, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
1 new
There is an island where only the young can go. It is said that the secret to immortality resides there.This is an bloody, lawless tale of the controversial meanings of life and death.

 

Great White Bay

By: marv66
In: Adventure, Short Story 2 reviews
A tribal mans wife begins to go into labor in their canoe in the middle of the bay. He hauls her back to the shore where something more sinister than the shark that just bumped him awaits

 

Savanna-I-L

By: ergoego
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
In the previous chapter a Jesuit had counseled Stan to go find a good Catholic girl, get married and dedicate his 1st born son to be a priest. Stan visits his aunt in Savanna & meets Holly at church.

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War June 26, 2012 - 9:12am

And I just submitted something else, first half of my first try at horror. Whoring myself out Matt haha

Matt Attack's picture
Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 26, 2012 - 9:17am

You know you're my best hoe. 

Dwayne's picture
Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 28, 2012 - 6:38am

I'd advice don't read this, even now that it has a .doc file on my first reply.

http://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/beyond-thunderdome-his-present-by-dwayne-vs-bill-tucker

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War June 26, 2012 - 11:21am

I'd like to say I try Matt but it just comes natural ;-)

Sound's picture
Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt June 26, 2012 - 11:26am

@ Dwayne: It's in Docx, isn't it?

Matt Attack's picture
Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 26, 2012 - 11:38am

LOL @ Stacy

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 26, 2012 - 9:55pm

Ci. I can email you other formats if you like.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 27, 2012 - 5:27am

Update and shit. Start reviewing! 

 

Prologue & Nathanial's Story (apx 9800 words)

By: FoxyLenz
In: Fantasy, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
2 new
This is the prologue to my on going project, and Nathanial's introduction. This is also where more of the fantasy part comes in.

Beyond Thunderdome: His Present by Dwayne VS. Bill Tucker

By: Dwayne
In: Psychological, Short Story 0 reviews
Couldn't think of anything I liked, so I put things I hate in a story. I tried to it a good story, but this is an experiment for me. Very dark subject matter.

 

Little Gods Everywhere

By: daleconour
In: Fantasy, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
1 new
"Complete" draft of an urban fantasy set in San Francisco about a troubled high school street artist tapped to bring the spirit worlds back to Earth. Looking for overall feedback for plot, characters

 

The Descent From Elegance

By: TheMassAnonymous
In: Psychological, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
A tragic romance between a cynic and a mad scientist.

 

Edan~part two

By: Stacy Kear
In: Novella, Surprise Me 1 reviews
This is second section of a novella about an artist and his anti-muse 3,900 words

Edan-first part edited for reference

By: Stacy Kear
In: Novella, Surprise Me 2 reviews
1 new
Artist and his anti-muse

 

King Nothing

By: Wayne Rutherford
In: Novel Excerpt, Realism 2 reviews
Rikki is a rock star at the tail end of a long and tumultuous career. Never one to back away from controversy, Rikki is ready to go out with a bang.

 

Blood Sex Violence

By: rone1986
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
3 new
A woman looses her unborn child in a motor accident. Receiving no support from her absentee husband or her family, she deals with her overwhelming guilt and depression by employing sex as a punishment

 

The Librarian

By: David Puerner
In: Magical Realism, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
3 new
An introduction to a very large world where the reader is introduced to two hunters (not too much is revealed about them), but through their experiences you are introduced to a post apocalyptic world!

 

The Monkey's Tea Party (working title)

By: Klaatu76
In: Sci-fi, Short Story 1 reviews
3 new
Band of Brothers meets a cynical Martian Chronicles. Goal: novel of loosely attached sci-fi short stories documenting military invading a planet. Not so subtle commentary on current war Here are 2

 

-----Someone hit these up! They've been on the list for a month-------------

 

THE FOUNTAINEERS

By: Jason
In: Adventure, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
1 new
There is an island where only the young can go. It is said that the secret to immortality resides there.This is an bloody, lawless tale of the controversial meanings of life and death.

 

Great White Bay

By: marv66
In: Adventure, Short Story 2 reviews
A tribal mans wife begins to go into labor in their canoe in the middle of the bay. He hauls her back to the shore where something more sinister than the shark that just bumped him awaits

 

Savanna-I-L

By: ergoego
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
In the previous chapter a Jesuit had counseled Stan to go find a good Catholic girl, get married and dedicate his 1st born son to be a priest. Stan visits his aunt in Savanna & meets Holly at church.

Dwayne's picture
Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 28, 2012 - 6:31am

I put mine up as .doc file in my first reply for anyone who wants it in that format, I had a few requests.

http://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/beyond-thunderdome-his-present-by-dwa...

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner June 29, 2012 - 6:27am

Help the Thunderdome folks out PEEPS! It's a battle! 

 

BEYOND THUNDERDOME: Sound Vs. SparrowStark "Alister's Magnets"

By: Sound
In: Absurdist, Short Story 1 reviews
1 new
1500 words.

BEYOND THUNDERDOME SOUND V. SPARROWSTARK ROUND 1: A Friend Indeed

By: SparrowStark
In: Literary, Short Story 2 reviews
5 new
The prompt was "The Elephant In The Room". We join a group of friends for a celebratory dinner, and watch as the ties that bind come undone.

Annabelle Jones - Approx 2,000 words

By: Wayne Rutherford
In: Short Story, Surprise Me 2 reviews
2 new
Anniversaries are a special day filled with celebratory feasts and intercourse. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have been married for five years on this day.

The Fall

By: lizzbby
In: Journal Entry, Narrative non-fiction 2 reviews
2 new
A short synopsis from a green "writer" .

 

Little Gods Everywhere

By: daleconour
In: Fantasy, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
1 new
"Complete" draft of an urban fantasy set in San Francisco about a troubled high school street artist tapped to bring the spirit worlds back to Earth. Looking for overall feedback for plot, characters.

 

The Descent From Elegance

By: TheMassAnonymous
In: Psychological, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
A tragic romance between a cynic and a mad scientist.

 

Edan~part two

By: Stacy Kear
In: Novella, Surprise Me 1 reviews
This is second section of a novella about an artist and his anti-muse 3,900 words

Edan-first part edited for reference

By: Stacy Kear
In: Novella, Surprise Me 2 reviews
1 new
Artist and his anti-muse

 

King Nothing

By: Wayne Rutherford
In: Novel Excerpt, Realism 2 reviews
Rikki is a rock star at the tail end of a long and tumultuous career. Never one to back away from controversy, Rikki is ready to go out with a bang.

 

Blood Sex Violence

By: rone1986
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
3 new
A woman looses her unborn child in a motor accident. Receiving no support from her absentee husband or her family, she deals with her overwhelming guilt and depression by employing sex as a punishment

 

The Librarian

By: David Puerner
In: Magical Realism, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
4 new
An introduction to a very large world where the reader is introduced to two hunters (not too much is revealed about them), but through their experiences you are introduced to a post apocalyptic world!

The Monkey's Tea Party (working title)

By: Klaatu76
In: Sci-fi, Short Story 1 reviews
3 new
Band of Brothers meets a cynical Martian Chronicles. Goal: novel of loosely attached sci-fi short stories documenting military invading a planet. Not so subtle commentary on current war Here are 2

 

THE FOUNTAINEERS

By: Jason
In: Adventure, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
1 new
There is an island where only the young can go. It is said that the secret to immortality resides there.This is an bloody, lawless tale of the controversial meanings of life and death.

 

Great White Bay

By: marv66
In: Adventure, Short Story 2 reviews
A tribal mans wife begins to go into labor in their canoe in the middle of the bay. He hauls her back to the shore where something more sinister than the shark that just bumped him awaits

 

Savanna-I-L

By: ergoego
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
In the previous chapter a Jesuit had counseled Stan to go find a good Catholic girl, get married and dedicate his 1st born son to be a priest. Stan visits his aunt in Savanna & meets Holly at church.

 

 

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. July 2, 2012 - 12:58am

Unedited and unrevised. My submission to the LR horror contest. 

The Land of Horses and Bourbon. 

Under 2000 words. 

http://litreactor.com/workshop/sub/the-land-of-horses-and-bourbon

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner July 2, 2012 - 3:48am

I haven't had time to review shit, but I shall today. Yay for Stacy! 

 

Update 

The Land of Horses and Bourbon (extra special pimp sauce for this one) <---see what I did, italics on that ass

By: jacks_username
In: Horror, Short Story 0 reviews
Litreactor Horror Contest Submission

Under the Arape Tree(4477 words)

By: Hector Acosta
In: Noir, Short Story 0 reviews
Maria and three others walk through the Mexican desert, trying to reach home before the Cartel reaches them.

 

Paper Boats (no copy and paste reviews here jerks! )

By: Garrett

 

In: Literary, Short Story 1 reviews
2 new
Renown documentary film maker Jim Morgan finds more than he bargained for in Japan

 

The Fall

By: lizzbby
In: Journal Entry, Narrative non-fiction 2 reviews
2 new
A short synopsis from a green "writer" .

 

Little Gods Everywhere

By: daleconour
In: Fantasy, Novel Excerpt 1 reviews
1 new
"Complete" draft of an urban fantasy set in San Francisco about a troubled high school street artist tapped to bring the spirit worlds back to Earth. Looking for overall feedback for plot, characters.

 

The Descent From Elegance

By: TheMassAnonymous
In: Psychological, Short Story 2 reviews
2 new
A tragic romance between a cynic and a mad scientist.

 

Edan~part two

By: Stacy Kear
In: Novella, Surprise Me 2 reviews
1 new
This is second section of a novella about an artist and his anti-muse 3,900 words

 

Blood Sex Violence

By: rone1986
In: Novel Excerpt, Transgressive 2 reviews
3 new
A woman looses her unborn child in a motor accident. Receiving no support from her absentee husband or her family, she deals with her overwhelming guilt and depression by employing sex as a punishment

 

The Librarian

By: David Puerner
In: Magical Realism, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
4 new
An introduction to a very large world where the reader is introduced to two hunters (not too much is revealed about them), but through their experiences you are introduced to a post apocalyptic world!

The Monkey's Tea Party (working title)

By: Klaatu76
In: Sci-fi, Short Story 1 reviews
3 new
Band of Brothers meets a cynical Martian Chronicles. Goal: novel of loosely attached sci-fi short stories documenting military invading a planet. Not so subtle commentary on current war Here are 2

 

THE FOUNTAINEERS

By: Jason
In: Adventure, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
1 new
There is an island where only the young can go. It is said that the secret to immortality resides there.This is an bloody, lawless tale of the controversial meanings of life and death.

 

Great White Bay

By: marv66
In: Adventure, Short Story 2 reviews
A tribal mans wife begins to go into labor in their canoe in the middle of the bay. He hauls her back to the shore where something more sinister than the shark that just bumped him awaits

 

Savanna-I-L

By: ergoego
In: Literary, Novel Excerpt 2 reviews
In the previous chapter a Jesuit had counseled Stan to go find a good Catholic girl, get married and dedicate his 1st born son to be a priest. Stan visits his aunt in Savanna & meets Holly at church.

 

 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. July 2, 2012 - 10:12am

I think the Scare Me competition is going to slow down some of the critiques.  I know I'm dedicating some time every day to it (I think non-paying subscribers getting good LbLs is going to cause a lot of new people to join the workshop - which means more critiques for everyone).

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. July 3, 2012 - 7:39am

Also, if you do a LbL, try to reference the essays on the site that the writer could read to improve their craft.

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underpurplemoon from PDX July 3, 2012 - 10:07am

Also, if you do a LbL, try to reference the essays on the site that the writer could read to improve their craft.

Awesome idea Howie!

Sound's picture
Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt July 6, 2012 - 10:36am

Got my final Thunderdome submission posted in the workshop. Anyone who wants 3 points for reviewing my story, get to it!

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Class Facilitator
ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books July 6, 2012 - 10:49am

Mine's in there, too! Let the bloodshed begin!

Utah's picture
Moderator
Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry July 6, 2012 - 1:28pm

I'll do yours if you guys do the one I post late tonight!

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Class Facilitator
ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books July 6, 2012 - 2:32pm

Of course!

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Dr. Guillotine from Phoenix, AZ is reading Kurt Vonnegut Slaughter House-Five July 6, 2012 - 2:37pm

I've got a story in the work shop if anyone has some time.  (I really appreciate it)

 

Thicker Than Alcohol.  3876 words.  Realism.  A man goes to his younger brother's birthday party to assert

his superority.  

 

Do me and I'll do you back.  The review I mean.

Sound's picture
Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt July 6, 2012 - 4:14pm

@Utah, that's a deal.

@Dr. Guillotine: I'll get to yours today as well.

Utah's picture
Moderator
Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry July 6, 2012 - 8:54pm

Okay then, guys.  I've got to spend some quality time doing other things for a while now that I spent the last 4 hours in my office ignoring my family.  My story (the first one in workshop in like four months!) is posted.  I'll be reviewing many of yours tomorrow! 

Much love.

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 7, 2012 - 12:24am

Haven't had shit for time to review anything. Girlfriend has been using my PC to get schoolwork done so I haven't really had any access this week other than off-hours, and trying really hard to get work done on my novella synopsis and the rest of my novel mss, which is now at a standstill thanks to my bloody characters being all stupid and more complicated than they're supposed to be.

My short for the Scare event is up. But you should punish me by not reading it since I've barely read anything at all for the event. I feel like a tool. Hopefully will get to some stuff tomorrow since (fingers crossed) I'll finally have some extra time.

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff July 7, 2012 - 6:39am

I'm also whoring my Scare Us! story, cause people is only saying it's ugly without helping me understand why.

Will someone assist me? I feel like a child that gets spanked in her best behaved week and I swear I had fun writing A Presidential Stroll!

I know there's no workshop points there. You'll get my love. Serious.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics July 7, 2012 - 7:41am

Ok, my story for the menage a trois battle is up in the workshop, so those of you I pour out my tremendously alkaline sweat for when reading your work, I would kiss your feet if you tapped a vein and shed some blood for me too.

You don't actually have to, but it would really stroke my ego to know someone is bleeding for me. Reviewing my work is good too, I guess...

Oh, and I tend to be very generous with the points fror people who put some effort and attention into their reviews. You don't have to be nice, you just have to be thorough and honest. If you're mean for mean's sake, though, I will hunt you down like a dog. A mangy dog. One that deserves to live with Michael Vick. Nah, wait, that is way too mean.

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff July 7, 2012 - 7:50am

And by love I mean jumblies.

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Moderator
Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry July 7, 2012 - 7:55am

Word.  I'll try to get to yours this morning, SP.  Of course, all my advice will be engineered toward your failure in the poll next week, but don't worry about that.  Just give me my three points and it'll be all good.

And BTW:  I reviewed a story this one time and the person I reviewed for told me that, in order to not sound like an asshole, I should tell you that all of my advice is my opinion.  I thought it would be particularly lame to preface every note I made in an LBL with "this is just my opinion, but..." Ordinarily, I would assume you are intelligent enough to know that the shit I write is my opinion, but due to the cataclysmic case of the feelings that seems to live within the workshop lately:  my critique is my opinion.*

 

 

 

 

*My opinion is correct.  If it wasn't, I wouldn't bother you or your story with it.

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Hector Acosta from Dallas is reading Fletch July 7, 2012 - 8:17am

I reviewed a story this one time and the person I reviewed for told me that, in order to not sound like an asshole, I should tell you that all of my advice is my opinion.  I thought it would be particularly lame to preface every note I made in an LBL with "this is just my opinion, but..." Ordinarily, I would assume you are intelligent enough to know that the shit I write is my opinion, but due to the cataclysmic case of the feelings that seems to live within the workshop lately:  my critique is my opinion.*

 

I tend to do a lot of that- usually things like 'for me', and 'I felt'. I know I generally tend to write overly long critiques that seem to focus more on the stuff that I don't like, so I try to make it as clear as possible that everything I say is just a dude's opinion and shouldn't be taken as fact or meant to offend.  Though judging by a few responses I gotten, maybe I should rethink my whole crit style.

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 7, 2012 - 8:26am

Anyone who comes to a workshop wanting anything but to be ripped a new asshole is there for the wrong reason. If something really does work and you get good feedback, that's great, but that just means it's time to get off the ass and get the thing published, and if there's anything else (and there should be a lot else; workshopped stuff should be bleeding red), you should be grateful for the chance to breathe new life into it. All feelings are irrelevent but those of your readers.

@flaminia - I'll try to give yours a read and critique if I can today. It's defnitely frustrating if people just tell you that your story has problems but won't tell you why. That's not very helpful. Though this whole Scare Us thing seems to be less focused on critique, I bet you'll get better feedback if you sign up for the workshop (assuming you haven't already) and submit something there.

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff July 7, 2012 - 8:37am

I am a workshop user. I just gave a shot to the Scare Us with a not so polished story, to see what happened. I'll put a refined version of A Presidential Stroll there later on anyway, I was just curious which criteria people used for voting.

I am totally aware of the beauty of the Workshop here. It's my first love.

@Michael J. of course, if you read mine, I'll read yours.

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Hector Acosta from Dallas is reading Fletch July 9, 2012 - 9:15am

Being a whore by whoring out my story 'Whores'.

http://litreactor.com/events/scare-us/whores

 

Utah's picture
Moderator
Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry July 9, 2012 - 9:39am

There are four stories in the workshop right now that have 0 reviews.  They're not hard to find.  Right up at the top of the browse screen.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters July 9, 2012 - 9:59am

Five.

I just posted my Beyond Thunderdome rough draft. Go rip me apart, guys!  :D

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Dr. Guillotine from Phoenix, AZ is reading Kurt Vonnegut Slaughter House-Five July 9, 2012 - 6:12pm

I've got a story that's going to the second page and it's gotten one review.

Thicker Than Alcohol (3876 words).  It's been up for a week.  This is my second time whoring.

What's the limit?

 

 

If anyone wants to help, I'll review your story too.

 

 

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 9, 2012 - 6:22pm

This in the workshop or the Scare Us thingy?

I was one of the "hot stories" in the Scare event until that dude fucked me with the bad review. THANKS MAN. I'm just kidding. I wrote/edited the story in like 4 hours and had people say positive things. That's totally a win.

Also, I'm drunk. If I do critique your story, Doc, I'll wait until I'm... maybe not sober, but at least less drunk.

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Dr. Guillotine from Phoenix, AZ is reading Kurt Vonnegut Slaughter House-Five July 9, 2012 - 6:56pm

Hey, I'd rather have a drunk review than no review at all.  

 

Is there a rule against drinking and reviewing stories?  Hemmingway thinks not.  Shit, we all get drunk sometimes.   

 

And I can't help to resist the way you hyped your story, I'll give it a read.  

 

Same deal to anyone else.  Does that count as double whoring?

 

 

 

 

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne July 9, 2012 - 7:24pm

Well, if you don't mind, then we're all good. I'll see if I can get you a critique tonight then, if I don't pass out first. Sort of in the middle of bad things. But if they end, then yay, I'll read.

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War July 9, 2012 - 7:47pm

So I have read 6 stories and will start LBL's as soon as I can get rid of this migraine. So Strange, Utah, JGB, Becky and Avery + someone else I forget, I will get on it. I've also read a shit ton of horror contest stories, I am gonna work on peeps that have helped me first though.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter July 9, 2012 - 8:49pm

I've never thought of doing reviews that way. I just read and review, read and review. Takes forever...

But I look forward to hearing from you. Avery was lucky that her story was under 2000 words. It's like a gimmick.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt July 9, 2012 - 9:27pm

I'd like a few more reviews for "Beyond Emerald Skies" if anyone is interested in swapping opinions. Any takers? It's a guaranteed 3 points. 

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life July 10, 2012 - 7:10pm

I received a more or less positivish review from Stacy Kear, so even if I happen to lose the battle, I will hold it in my heart of hearts as a win. 

 

I believe this will suffice to distill my feelings on the matter:

 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters July 10, 2012 - 7:15pm

"Avery was lucky that her story was under 2000 words. It's like a gimmick."

It's because I don't write actual stories.  And yes, also I do it on purpose to get reviews.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter July 10, 2012 - 7:57pm

Whatever. Stacy thought my sex scenes were hot. So at least one person dug through the sludge of my word count to enjoy it...

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters July 11, 2012 - 4:34am

I enjoyed it!  I just wrongfully assumed it was based in the seventies the entire time. 

Bekanator's picture
Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter July 11, 2012 - 5:16am

That's so funny to me. I've done stuff like that while reading a few times. It's crazy how one description can alter an entire story when your imagination runs...although I suppose that means the sex scenes in your head must have had a LOT of pubic hair. Because you know, retro porn didn't have those restrictions...

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Stacy Kear from Bucyrus, Ohio lives in New Jersey is reading The Art of War July 11, 2012 - 9:11am

@Jeffrey Grant Barr, such a charmer, I'm all warm and fuzzy inside.

Excessive pubic hair hahaha

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. July 11, 2012 - 1:04pm

Updated my submission, Plague of Frogs, in the 'Scare Us' competition.  So, now you can change your vote from 'thumbs down' to 'thumbs up'.  Or the other way around.  :)

I won't be doing another draft of it until the competition is over.  I got great feedback on the first draft, and I want to thank everyone who read it.