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Pieces of Butternut and Blue / 2

Double conflict

23 total reviews 
Comment from T B Botts
Excellent
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Hello John,
this was a great story, with a bit of a twist at the end. I'm glad I found part two. It would have bugged me if I couldn't. I hope this does well in the contest.
Blessings,
Tom

 Comment Written 05-Dec-2023


reply by the author on 05-Dec-2023
    Thank you, Tom for the great review!
Comment from Lisasview
Excellent
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Really so well written and quite interesting... The diction does seem perfect for this story...I do not feel anyone will have a problem reading this
dear John...
Enjoyed the read fron getting cold Spain,
Lisasview

 Comment Written 22-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 22-Nov-2023
    It's getting cold here in Upstate NY as well. Lisa! I'm okay with it as long as the SNOW stays away for a while! Thank you so much for the great review! I'm happy you enjoyed it. Happy Thanksgiving!
reply by Lisasview on 22-Nov-2023
    Well, no snow here thank goodness... It will be in the low 60's tomorrow... Cold for us...
    Lisa
reply by the author on 22-Nov-2023
    LOW 30's here
Comment from Liz O'Neill
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Interesting ironic confrontation. I'm sure that happened many times. Well thought out. This clearly is so true. I learned in my therapy it is people who are my shadow, too much like me or everything fighting not to be. "There but for the grace of god go you or I. Goose bumps at the end. Excellent...A+

 Comment Written 22-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 22-Nov-2023
    Liz!
    Thank you so much for the SIX and the A+. They are much appreciated. I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Happy Thanksgiving!
reply by Liz O'Neill on 22-Nov-2023
    ***you likewise****
Comment from Carol Hillebrenner
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

This is really good. I read it twice just to be sure I didn't miss something. This is very like something that would appear in True West (I think that's the name). And I think there is a magazine about Civil War stories but haven't heard of or seen it for some time.

 Comment Written 21-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 22-Nov-2023
    Carol! Thank you so much for the SIX and the second read! It's always great to get your inspiring words in a review. Take care and thank you again! Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment from R C Larlham
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I felt like I came in at the middle of this story, and I got a little lost in this a couple of times, but it straightened itself out before long each time. All-in-all, it's a fine piece of writing. Could have been any war of close differences, making people do things they didn't feel right doing. Having been a soldier, I can relate to the unreal aspects of this piece. Killing people isn't something one does with equanimity... at least not early on.

 Comment Written 21-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 21-Nov-2023
    Thank you, RC, and thank you for your service
Comment from Wendyanne
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Oh no!! I really wasn't expecting that ending!! How sad! You had me totally engrossed with this story about the civil wat. I enjoyed the dialogue between the two soldiers. Well done.

 Comment Written 21-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 21-Nov-2023
    Thank you, Wendyanne, for the great review. I'm happy you enjoyed it!
Comment from gramalot8
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Thank you for this storyline. It has given me more insight of that period of time in our history.
The way you present your characters and especially the dialogue and language takes your readers right into the story.
War is a tragedy... was then and still is and I believe there was and always will be those who fight who don't really want to be there. Thanks for sharing this with us.

 Comment Written 20-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 20-Nov-2023
    Thank you, gramalot8, for the great review and kind words.
Comment from Ric Myworld
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Wow, there ain't much else I can or need to say about this outstanding writing. You put in straight into the action and allowed me to live directly in the moment. It's hard to imagine how many shared a similar experience. Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 20-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 20-Nov-2023
    Thank you, Ric I appreciate the read and the great review, my friend! It was fun to do the research. Well, what research I did to get it correct anyway! LOL.
Comment from Wayne Fowler
Excellent
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The Civil War was tough times for many families in lap-land.
Nicely written. Innovative.
In dialogue, nearly everything/anything goes!
Best wishes.

 Comment Written 19-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 19-Nov-2023
    Thank you, Wayne, for the great review and comments!
Comment from Karen Cherry Threadgill
Excellent
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Now that surprised me. I like being surprised. How must really do the research to get all this so right, and I appreciate a good story. This genre is not my normal selection. But a good involving story is a good story. I will read more. Karen

 Comment Written 19-Nov-2023


reply by the author on 19-Nov-2023
    Thank you so much, Karen, for the great review. I'm happy you decided to read this one.