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The COVID Affair

A woman panics when quarantine threatens her affair scheme.

10 total reviews 
Comment from Raffaelina Lowcock
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Well how one would manage an affair during this pandemic is quite mysterious. Think of the many interrupted 'affairs' that have occurred, all over the world, during these last many months. Wow! Great subject you picked for this contest. Good luck!

Ralf

 Comment Written 24-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 24-Jul-2021
    I appreciate your feedback and am thankful you took the time to read and analyze my work.
Comment from sandramitchell
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The Covid virus has put a halt to many illicit affairs, and helped marriages start again. So perhaps the Covid is a good thing in some ways. This is a great little flash fiction story. Well done and good luck in the contest. :)) Sandra xx

 Comment Written 24-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 24-Jul-2021
    Thanks Sandra, I appreciated it. The quarantine ends up helping the woman in this story get back to a good place with her husband.
reply by sandramitchell on 24-Jul-2021
    That's very good to hear. :)) xx
Comment from Sanku
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Covid is playing havoc with many peoples plans.Least important one is those who have extra marital affairs.I hope the confinement make the pause and ponder. All the best

 Comment Written 23-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 23-Jul-2021
    Very true; the character in this story ends up working on her relationship with her husband during the quarantine and it saves her marriage.
    Thank you for taking time to read and give feedback.
Comment from donette1914
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very heartfelt as your words are believable and draws ones in.
very well written with a very good photo to make this come to life
your very talented and it was a pleasure to read your work
thank you for sharing
your talent is unbelievable
I hope for the best

 Comment Written 22-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 22-Jul-2021
    Donette, thank you for such a kind post. I am happy that you liked it. I look forward to writing more and reading your works as well.
Comment from barbara.wilkey
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You first attempt is very good. This is a hard contest. I can't write anything in less than 80,000 words. LOL I enjoyed reading and thank you for sharing this with us. Good luck with the contest.

 Comment Written 22-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 22-Jul-2021
    Thanks Barbara, I appreciate you taking the time to read my piece.
    I am still trying to complete my first novel. Life keeps getting in the way, haha.
reply by barbara.wilkey on 22-Jul-2021
    I do understand. I retired in May, now I have time to actually write.
Comment from Jannypan (Jan)
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You did a good job with your contest entry. I enjoyed reading it thought was tense. I believe you are saying that she had an affair,then covid came along. It left her wondering until that phone call. Best wishes.
Respectfully, Jan

 Comment Written 21-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2021
    Thanks Jan! If I already responded I apologize. I thought I had, but it's not showing.
Comment from giraffmang
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Hi there,

it may be an idea to incorporate some line breaks into your work. Leaving clear lines between paragraphs can make for a cleaner write which is more easily followed on screen. Whilst it isn't so important in such a short work, it is a good habit to get into.

Very nice opening line.

Unexpectedly abrupt and immediately impactful, - watch out for those adverbs. Pairing them in such a short piece makes them stand out.

Confession was pre-mature. - premature doesn't need the hyphen.

paranoia arrived to soir√?¬©e of mental - needs edited for code.

Spot on with the word count.
nice little piece

All the best
GMG

 Comment Written 21-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2021
    Thank you for the feedback! I appreciate the time you took to make me a better writer.
reply by the author on 23-Jul-2021
Comment from royowen
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I like the idea that the theme in dealing with a possible dilemma in assuming the problem was prehistoric in its element, but it wasn't a problem, thst had switched identity, well done, good job, good luck, blessings Roy

 Comment Written 21-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2021
    Thanks Roy, you are too kind.
reply by royowen on 21-Jul-2021
    Well done
Comment from LisaMay
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An interesting piece of marital treachery, providing a comparison of anxiety caused by the interruption to the continuance of the affair, with the symptoms of Covid... described in a rich vocabulary that many will not have the capacity to follow... especially this line:
"Paranoia arrived to soir√?¬©e of mental misfit celebrities." Interpretation please? I know this site messes with accents and the only word it looks like is soiree, but I can't make the sentence make sense.

 Comment Written 21-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2021
    Thank you for your comments. It is soiree; I fixed it. Basically it means that the paranoia of Jonathan abandoning her set in and was the newest addition to all her previously mentioned symptoms; it was one big party of issues (plus it was missing "the" before soiree). I fixed it and hopefully it makes more sense now.
Comment from Elizabeth Emerald
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Intriguing piece--I had to read three times to catch on--probably couldn't have without the title for context. Well done.


What do you mean: Paranoia arrived to soir√?¬©e of mental misfit celebrities.

 Comment Written 21-Jul-2021


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2021
    Totally blew that line. Paranoia arrived to the soiree of mental misfit celebrities.
    Have since fixed it. Paranoia joined the party with all her other issues is what it is saying.
reply by the author on 21-Jul-2021
    Oh, and thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to read it.