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Francis Smith

I run my own Healthcare communications Agency. In my spare time I like to write stories that twist and turn, because Life's rarely straight and narrow.

Story: Snatched


Rose Burke

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What an amazing perspective! I wish I hadn't read any other reviews before reading this, it was a bit of spoiler! Regardless, this is absolutely one of my favorite stories so far. Would love to read more! If you get a chance check out my story This Girl and a Bartender and let me know what you think, thanks!

mandy 33

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I am an animal lover, so this story really hit home. I wish more authors worked to give a voice to those who can't speak for themselves.

Francis Smith

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Note from author: I appreciate the comments for this story, but they do contain spoilers, so avoid them to get the full impact. Thanks.

Frances Bell

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A good attempt at something different although the 'voices' of the dogs used in the story were too human. I think the story would have been better told omniciently.

Tammy A Evans

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Enjoyable read, reminded me a little of Koontz's "Watchers". I would have enjoyed a dialogue between the dogs as they learn that there are "good" people and "bad" people.

Lisa Rose

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I enjoyed your story. It would have benefited from more dialogue. Show don't tell: which means that you create the scenery and actions by having the characters talk about it, instead of you - the author - tell us about it. I understand that they were dogs, but... dogs talk to each other although we can't always understand them. Shame on you, you made me cry at the end.

Verbose Lobster

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This was a nice read. I liked the twist in the end. I felt it was simple ending though. Wish the characters were more memorable. Thank you for the epilogue.


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I really enjoyed this story. I spent the whole time thinking it was about a little boy. I was in tears my the end. It is a very vivid way to help people understand that it isn't the animal but the human!

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