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My day (so far)

A flash fiction contest entry

20 total reviews 
Comment from pome lover
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don't know when you wrote this one. somehow I missed it at the time.
It's another goodie. original and clever!
You should teach a class in writing humor. :)
I'm going to compliment you here, and tell you, that I try to learn from you - the things you pick up on and make funny - the little zingers. good stuff.
Katharine - pome lover

 Comment Written 21-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 21-Feb-2019
    Thanks so much Katharine. I'm not sure I'm worth emulating, but I sure appreciate the compliment.
Comment from Rachelle Allen
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OMG!!! Mark Valentine, you are the most entertaining of all!! I laughed so hard and just shook my head when I got to the part about fifty-four being too many and fifty-two being just too few. The lie about the eggs? Ab. So. Lute. PERFECTION!!

 Comment Written 18-Feb-2019


reply by the author on 18-Feb-2019
    Thanks, Rachelle. If my wife knew how often she ends up dead in my stories, I'd be in big trouble.
reply by Rachelle Allen on 18-Feb-2019
    LOL. Speaking as a wife of a perpetually funny man, myself, I can assure you, you've been the star of many a funeral, too...
reply by Rachelle Allen on 18-Feb-2019
    (magined variety, that is...)
Comment from Ideasaregems-Dawn
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Oh, MARK! Your poor wife AGAIN! AaaaaaaaaaHAHAHAHAHAHA! Okay, you win as far as I'm concerned. Then again, I haven't written mine yet (*wink*)... Or have I? I can't remember.

 Comment Written 21-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 21-Jan-2019
    Thanks, Dawn. If Maggie only knew how many times she's dies in these stories...
reply by Ideasaregems-Dawn on 21-Jan-2019
    Hahahaha!!! I'm tellin'. :))
reply by Ideasaregems-Dawn on 21-Jan-2019
    Hahahaha!!! I'm tellin'. :))
Comment from Pantygynt
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This is called starting 'in medias res' or in the middle of the story. The other way of starting a story is 'ab ovo' meaning right at the beginning, back story and all. Literally it means 'from the egg' but since you didn't really start your day like that I suppose the other way was more appropriate.

A macabre jest of a piece if ever I read one. Loved it.

 Comment Written 21-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 21-Jan-2019
    How about "ab capulus" (from coffee)? At any rate, thanks for the review - I'm glad there's at least one person out there who gets my slightly warped sense of humor.
reply by Pantygynt on 21-Jan-2019
    Oh yes warp and weft. That was some tale you wove on your loom.
Comment from Mastery
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LOL You are a clever fellow, Mark. I loved this little ditty. especially he surprise ending. the casual killing etc was also well done. I was going to enter this one but now I think you have scared me off. LOL Bob

 Comment Written 20-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 21-Jan-2019
    Thanks, Bob. I think Maggie would be surprised at how often she ends up dead in my stories.
Comment from Irish Rain
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Tee Hee
This is brutal.
Those eggs...that's what told on you, ha ha.
I LOVE this entry, and I hope you win!!
Blessings...

 Comment Written 20-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 20-Jan-2019
    Thanks so much. My wife is sitting across from me as I respond to reviews of this poem. She has no idea.
reply by Irish Rain on 20-Jan-2019
    I do wonder how funny she'd think it was, ha ha. She may have to receive your award for you.
Comment from Mabaker
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Oh Mark, you are so talented. I hope you win as well. If however, you don't, just keep writing these little barbs for the rest of your fans. Can I borrow your knife? FS has just informed me I haven't written enough for you the author, to gain valuable assistance. Oh, Bull! Let's see if this is enough valuable assistance!!! Sincerely Anne.

 Comment Written 20-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 20-Jan-2019
    Thanks, Anne. btw, I gained valuable assistance (at least my ego did) after the sixth word.
Comment from royowen
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I'm so glad you really did write a fictional story, well...half fictional, just make sure you bury your wife well, I suggest a concrete apron to hide the fresh dirt, thete might be an enthusiastic detective hanging around, I knoe, I dobbed you in! Good luck Mark, very funny hah hah....hee hee, hee. Blessings, Roy

 Comment Written 20-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 20-Jan-2019
    Thanks, Roy. She's sitting across from me as I write this so I'll have to keep a poker face, but I'm thinking about your "concrete apron" suggestion.
Comment from Chrissy710
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Oh Mark . What can one say. Or more to the point What did Maggie say ? Perhaps she threw the Eggs out I would have Ha Ha. Good luck or should I say cluck in the contest Christine

 Comment Written 20-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 20-Jan-2019
    Maggie is sitting across from me as I write this, completely unaware of the danger that lurks in my mind.
Comment from Ulla
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Hahahahahahahahahha, Victor, oh my God I can hardly write this for laughter. This is absolutely brilliant!!! It's one of the most funny stories I've ever read. My imagination is running wild. I'm still laughing. I hope you win. Bless you. Ulla:)))

 Comment Written 20-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 20-Jan-2019
    A six, and you laughed! My day has been made - thank you!