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A Friendly Game

A very different perspective

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Comment from Phyllis Stewart
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Love it. How clever. They were playing a game, and that's how they were "losing" ships. Reminds me of the game "Battleship" but I don't think that had subs and destroyers... did it?

 Comment Written 09-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 09-Feb-2018
    Oh yeah it did!....
    The BATTLESHIPS and AC Carriers were the biggest things to hide...
    The Destroyers and Subs were the smallest... I'm glad you liked my piece...
Comment from emptypage
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That's the most creative interpretation I've seen of this contest prompt, Wetbelly. I think I love it. Seriously, what a great idea. I'm so glad it popped into your head so I could read it. Nice write!

 Comment Written 08-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 09-Feb-2018
    Yeah, there's a LOT of stuff up there!....
    Thanks for the great review and rating!
Comment from c_lucas
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The greatest war game of all times was created eons ago; CHESS. I don't care for modern games, especially electric ones. This is very well written with a smooth flow of words, making for a good read. Good luck in your contest.

 Comment Written 08-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 08-Feb-2018
    I agree with you!... If you're good at it, Chess is the Best!...
    I'm glad you liked my piece... Thanks for the fine review and rating...
    It is VERY MUCH appreciated!!
reply by c_lucas on 09-Feb-2018
    I was good enough to be champion of a small college.
reply by the author on 09-Feb-2018
    Awesome!
reply by c_lucas on 09-Feb-2018
    Thank you.
Comment from schatzling
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I can see why you chose my art to accompany your writing; it fits so perfectly. I thank you very much for selecting it. I sincerely appreciate it ..and your writing was quite clever. I myself enjoy the game Battleship too. Thank you for sharing.

 Comment Written 07-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 07-Feb-2018
    Thank you, yes I felt your picture fit PERFECTLY with my piece...
    And I Thank you VERY much for your Great review and rating!
Comment from mvbrooks
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I loved playing barrlesip as a kid and tried strategy after strategy. So I smiled as I read this clever story. Written realistically it follows the logical play-by- play of the game. You've got my vote good luck in your contest

 Comment Written 16-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 16-Jan-2018
    I thank you very much for the Great review and rating!...
    It IS greatly appreciated!!.... Thanks for the vote also!!.....
    It was fun writing this story.... I'm really Glad you liked it!!
Comment from Mustang Patty
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Dear Anonymous Author;
I always loved the game of Battleship, and when I worked in a Naval Shipyard as an adult, I found out the true meanings of a battle group and learned the role of each ship. Sinking a destroyer is surely a crippling move,

Good luck in the contest,

~patty~

 Comment Written 16-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 16-Jan-2018
    I'm really glad you enjoyed my piece!...
    And thank you very much for the fine review and rating!...
    It IS very much appreciated!!
Comment from BeasPeas
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A fun write and terrific artwork to accompany. I'm not familiar with the game, but it shows that you and your brother really got into it. No doubt, providing some good memories. An enjoyable piece. Marilyn

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2018
    Yeah, we played it a LOT!!... I think we came out about even when it comes to the win/loss ratio...
    I'm really glad you enjoyed my piece!... And thanks for the great review and rating!...
    It really IS appreciated!!
reply by BeasPeas on 15-Jan-2018
    You're welcome.
Comment from Thesis
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This was a very creative entry into the contest. I enjoyed the confusion by the game Navy Captain and the dialogue with his subordinate. The idea of ships being lost by an unknown enemy that can't be tracked on radar/sonar is interesting. The final twist that it was all a game was clever.

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2018
    I'm really glad you liked my piece!!... It was fun writing it....
    Thanks for the great review and rating.... It IS really appreciated!!
Comment from Dan Diego
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This is an excellent entry. I am the contest host and was worried nobody would take on Battleship. You have courage. In the beginning, I wasn't sure if we were on the ship or in the game. But in the end, you bring your readers back ashore and let them know it was a game between two boys. I did not inspect too closely for errors, deciding to let the story flow without interruption. Take care, and good luck with the voters.

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2018
    I seem to have somewhat accomplished my mission... Putting the reader in the position of the losing side and
    not being able to stop it!... So the one boy loses (Me by the way)... This time... When I saw that "Battleship"
    was one of the choices, I just couldn't resist!... Thanks for the fine review and rating!....
    It IS very much appreciated!!
Comment from giraffmang
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Hi there,

It may be an idea to have a look at your formatting here. Usually the gaps would present different speakers but that isn't always the case here. For clarity it may be better to do so.

twenty thousand dollar
Destroyer - seems a little on the cheap side... lol

Nice interpretation of the theme here. Short, sweet and on the money.
GMG

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 15-Jan-2018
    Thanks very much for your suggestions!....It's really appreciated!... I'll look into this....
    And thank you for the great rating also!!