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Acreage

50 word story

23 total reviews 
Comment from tfawcus
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This theme is a perennial one, setting the conservatism of the older generation against the impetuous loves of the younger! What tragedies are caused by materialism.

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 15-Oct-2021
    Yes indeed - perennial it certainly is. Thanks for reviewing zanya
Comment from Livia Lynch
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This period in time is what pops into my mind when I hear about "traditional marriage", good job at putting the dread one would feel in a situation like this.

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 15-Oct-2021
    Great review zanya
Comment from papa55mike
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It's amazing how the parents chose the spouses for their children. Many countries still do it today. What a wonderfully written story.

Good luck in the contest!
Have a great day, and God bless.
mike

 Comment Written 14-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 15-Oct-2021
    Great review zanya
Comment from Elizabeth Emerald
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Spot on at 50 words. I don't think this will work for the contest--flash fiction must be a complete story--yours is a very fine intro to a longer story--one I'd look forward to reading!

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2021

Comment from LisaMay
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Your delightful period piece makes me glad society has moved on to young women being able to do the matchmaking for themselves instead of acquiescing to parental expectaions. You set the tone well. There is a touch of tragedy knowing that probably most of the young men have been killed in the war and therefore marriage choices are few. Looking after the acreage has a dominant role over romance unfortunately. Let's hope the able-bodied young man also has a romantic streak.

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 13-Oct-2021
    It's a superb, engaging review
Comment from Mary Shifman
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You story is very well written and not at all what I expected when I clicked on it. I can't imagine what it would be like to be used as capital with no regard at all to the wishes of the woman or girl. I know it still happens today. It's bad enough to be abducted and sold into slavery/prostitution, but to have one's own parent do so seems worse, somehow.

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 13-Oct-2021
    Great review zanya
Comment from pookietoo
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A very nice 50 word flash fiction entry. I hope you enjoyed writing it. I enjoy entering these contests. I hope that all is well with you. Have a nice night.

 Comment Written 13-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 13-Oct-2021
    Thanks for reviewing zanya
reply by pookietoo on 13-Oct-2021
    Welcome.
Comment from Mia Twysted
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This story takes me back. It leaves me thinking how things have changed and how they have not as there are still places in the world that trade marriage for merchandise not love.

 Comment Written 12-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 12-Oct-2021
    Great review zanya
Comment from Rosemary Everson1
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Short story about romance. It must be in the ages when the woman had no say in who she would marry. Kind of sad to think women's rights weren't established yet.

 Comment Written 12-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 12-Oct-2021
    Thanks for reviewing zanya
Comment from barbara.wilkey
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Thank you for sharing this writing prompt entry with us. You told the entire tale using only 50 words. You have characters, plot, setting, problem and solution, but if there's no love I'm not sure Lady Elise will like the solution.

 Comment Written 12-Oct-2021


reply by the author on 12-Oct-2021
    Great review zanya