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Smiling face, strong heart, gullible mind, long hair and memorable experiences, sort of sums up myself. Experiences both good and bad made me who I am today and it reflects a lot in my writing. Started writing poetry as an outlet since I was an awkward teen and never stopped. My next big step is to think big and publish my writing, so looking for the right platform to take off my love for writing.

Story: Wedding ring


Alyce Wilson

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It's clear that you have done a lot of research before writing this story, and for that I commend you. It would be easier to make sense of this story if there weren't so many names to keep straight. My advice would be to cut all the extraneous characters and focus on the love triangle. Regarding that love triangle, so little is in here about the husband that he seems completely unimportant. I think you need to spend more time thinking about Sreekar's motivations and how best to present them to the reader in order to make more of an emotional impact. Hope that's useful! Please take a moment and read my story, "Dating Safari," and leave your comments.

Lisa Rose

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Your story is difficult to read as you jump from place to place to place. From work to marriage to alcoholic husband to divorce to Latha to marriage to.... never mind. I can't keep up. You tried to cram to much information in one short story. It would have been better if you had concentrated on work and the new relationship developing, with just a little background on the divorce. If you get a chance, would you read my story, 'Drift Away' and let me know how you like it?


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