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Final draft, please enjoy!
Written By: Dmoral
August 15, 2020
PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2020
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I read the first draft not to long ago, and gosh seeing the final product is such an amazing sight to behold. I can see where you grew out the story and where you expanded and how you transformed it. Like I said before, you were able to create such emotion in such a brief piece. The story is fleshed out before my very eyes and I’m watching it take place and it makes my mind wander—it makes me think and dare and grow an attachment to each character. The details created something so brilliant and the fleshing out of scenery and events is just so well written. It’s like I’m there and I’m watching everything transform before my very eyes. I love this final draft and reading the first and this one is just an amazing experience.
firstly, i am so sorry for getting here so late and not dropping a peer review. i read this multiple times beforehand just to get a feel (and it was amazing, god) but i didn't want to like without commenting so here i am? anyways, "almond skin" is just... i don't know if it was intended but i kept thinking back to the actual "shell" skin of an almost, kinda shriveled like that, and that imagery is amazing, with the baby. 'leaving things unsaid' is just perfectly executed here, and i'm achingly intrigued. like a mother running from something in the freezing rain. something pursuing, something falling, the disorienting... it pulls you right into the story. i just know this'll do well in the comp.
the final draft is absolutely amaaaazing!! Hope you do well in the competition because this piece rocks XD
Re: Oh I’m glad you like it! I loved reading about all the parties and pleasantries, I think that that era would’ve been so exciting to live in. I can’t believe Gatsby’s commitment to Daisy that he waited all those years, it seemed a bit extreme to me, but I suppose that the extremes are what make a good read!
Yes I only have about <70 pages to go but I won’t lie I’m finding it a struggle to finish. Holden does make me laugh out loud sometimes because his character just seems very honest and relatable, but he’s very cynical. I’m just after the part where he argued with Sally and he did seem pretty crazy asking her to get married there and then. He also tells a lot of flashbacks/backstories which I won’t lie sometimes I find difficult to read. I can’t believe that the whole book only spans a week or so in his life, it feels like longer, but I don’t really have any clue where the ending is going, so I’ll be kept on my toes in that sense. Thanks for asking and sorry for the whole spiel! :)
Wow incredible story-telling! Leaves me with questions and wanting to know more.. exactly as a flash-fiction piece should! Well done :)
Also see that you’re reading the great gatsby, I read it a few months ago at the beginning of the pandemic, are you enjoying it?
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