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Frank Endert focuses most of his writing within the horror, fantasy, and sci-fi fiction genre. Although, he resides in sunny Santa Rosa, Frank was spawned from Stockton, California. He spent a good portion of his misspent youth directing, acting, and writing. As for any author running out of plot ideas, in regards to fear, misery, or violence, Frank recommends that you come visit his home town. The night life will give you something to write about.

Story: The Mystic and Monday

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Lisa Rose

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The images in your story are spectacular, but I found myself rereading passages at times. There was nothing that jumped out and grabbed me, my attention kept wandering. The whole story was set on a park bench and almost all of the action was in the character's mind. If you have the time, would you read my story, 'Drift Away' and leave a review?

Ramon

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I'm going to agree with your previous reviewers that you have a knack for vivid imagery. There were some individual lines in this piece that are priceless. As a individual who has the opportunity to read a lot of work by new authors, I think your piece suffers from what I call "over-explanation and verbose verbiage". In my mind, this is where an author focuses on the minute pieces of prose that excite them and forget about the story itself. A story (especially a short story) must advance quickly. Too much sitting around looking at this, or thinking about that, or remembering something from the past, without any action to move the story forward is not good. I'm not saying your story isn't good. But, I don't think it would engage most readers. Think, less is more. Keep writing.

Mary Walz

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This story is vivid and somewhat surreal. I had trouble understanding certain parts but it flows very well, and is told in incredible, fascinating detail!

alan place

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Happy Dagger really catches the images of the mystic very well as he tries to avoid contact, a lovely enlightening read

Rickcarufel

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Happy has a style of writing very similar to Harlan Ellison's early work. His descriptions are vivid and his vague reference to Ganesha as the child is intriguing. This story is very well written and I greatly enjoyed reading it.

Yezall Strongheart

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Your imagery never ceases to amaze me. The stories are interesting on their own, but the added rich imagery takes the story to another level. Always an enjoyable read.

Paula Louise Shene

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I like your hippie stories. It's a high without the weed. I too, am a fan.

S. E. Cates

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Amazing. I love the choppy beginning. I saw some typos, but that's not a big deal. It was very cool, experimental sort of. I'm a fan.

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