Peer Review by Qi (United States)

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By: Extrasweet

    The waves crash against my knees. Just with a simple slice, a broken seashell cuts my knee, making the water swirl with blood red. I quickly get out of the water, grasping the shell that cut me tight in my hand.
    I storm back home and tell my mom. “A worthless broken shell cut my knee! I hate it!”
    Mom shakes her head. “No, it’s worth something. It cut your knee, after all.” She replies.
    I stare at her. “But it’s just a shell.”
    Mom nods as if that explained everything.“Exactly.”

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Peer Review

It seemed very simple, using regular words and everyday scenes and characters, but it was really different and unique when you think back!

For the dialogue alone, I figured out the characteristics of both characters and that there was a deeper meaning to their words. The writer does a great job of using dialogue to convey ideas and descriptions.

No, just a suggestion though: there seems to be a lot of action in a short time, so maybe try to focus on a single moment or two?

Great job! I already mentioned that the story is deep yet simple (not in a bad way). It's definitely one of those "wow" pieces!! [Okay, I use wow too much, but yeah.] Okay, and the ending's just great.

Reviewer Comments

Hi! My comments are completely optional, and since I'm not really good at reviews (not nearly as good yours:) you can totally ignore them! This is a great piece! I look forward to reading more of your writing!