430 of my comments have received 448 Great Feedback votes
Lovely vignette, and a
Posted on Tue, 01 May 2018
Lovely vignette, and a thoughtful take on the IP. There are some very telling descriptions - your opening line really evokes the abundance of flowers in the shop window. You also capture both Dottie's loneliness and her strengh of character. ...Read full comment
Posted in Dottie in the window
Both parts of this
Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018
Both parts of this beautifully written. The tension for the reader, around whether the 'something hard' is physical or psychological, is excellently maintained. You have captured the awkwardness and ambivalence that people feel towards both the...Read full comment
Posted in Something Hard Inside Him (Part 2)
That's a wonderful way to
Posted on Wed, 18 Apr 2018
That's a wonderful way to look at things. Although in my opinion you're a writer, whatever else you may do! Enjoying our writing, and enjoying sharing it, if we choose, should be the main reason for doing it. Otherwise there's not a lot of...Read full comment
Posted in Serene
I'm so glad you found someone
Posted on Mon, 02 Apr 2018
I'm so glad you found someone who would listen to your story and believe you. You show so well how many abused children feel they must have been 'complicit' in the abuse because of their physical reactions to it. It can take them a long time,...Read full comment
Posted in Grace Part Four.
Such a sad and courageous
Posted on Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Such a sad and courageous story - what a brave little girl and now a very brave woman. However hard it is, please do keep going with telling your story. You're in charge of this story now, not that horrible man.Read full comment
Posted in Grace Part Two.
Really interesting question.
Posted on Sun, 25 Mar 2018
Really interesting question. There's a lot of research going on at the moment, particularly into a compound of cannabis, cannabidiol. Some researchers say it can reduce or lessen the severity of seizures, particularly where other drugs have not...Read full comment