Sunday, September 09, 2007

Rain and a Review

Only in grammar can you be more than perfect. ~William Safire

It's raining here... we needed it desperately. I hope it rains for DAYS.

I got a review from Fallen Angels Reviews for my story, Pregnancy Cravings. It says, in part:

Marianne Arkins has created a light-hearted, fun short story. Patrice’s dedication to hunt down snacks of all kinds will bring a smile to the reader’s face. The playful bantering back and forth between Patrice and Joey is delightful to watch. The realism of a comment or statement being misunderstood is a nice building block for this plot. Although this story was told in less than twenty pages, it is no less enjoyable. This reader was glad she decided to stay up those extra minutes to read it. Pregnancy Cravings is a well-written story that follows two innocent bystanders and one pregnant girl’s interesting food choices. 4 Angels!

Pillar Place: Swallowtail P2 is officially done for the season. Martin and Rose are both pupae, and I'll be putting their box down in the basement bulkhead for the winter. Tune back in at the end of May for news!

Pillar Place: Monarch P2 is progressing nicely. The pillars are eating me out of house and home, which is as it should be. The DD left one corner of a box in her room slightly cracked, and when I went to check on the food supply, I found a wandering pillar! Yikes! Most of these guys are pretty big, and should hatch in time to make the trip south before it's too cold here... but one is still pretty tiny, and I'm a bit worried.


Don't forget to head over to The Long and the Short of It tomorrow -- we're giving away an autographed book from a multi-published author! Note: that link is to our contest page... which won't be updated until tomorrow.


What fantasy Creature are you?(AWSEOME pictures!)
You're Fantasy creature is an Elf. You're somewhat of a dark creature and a loner. But you do rely on your friends for help. And your thoughts aren't very evil. You're too busy concentrating on what your life has laid in front of you. Image (c)

Take the quiz!

ACK... though I love the outcome of this quiz, I had to go clean up all the misspelled words! They're scattered throughout the quiz questions, as well.

In my answer I had: you're instead of your, consontrated instead of concentrated, layed instead of laid, and are'nt instead of aren't. Dear heavens....


Allie Boniface said...

Congrats on your review! (I saw it when I was over there the other day, actually...)

Tori Lennox said...

You're a better woman than I. I couldn't get past all the misspelled words to actually take the quiz.

Maybe if they actually taught kids in school instead of teaching them how to take tests their spelling would be better.

Dru said...

I took the quiz but couldn't figure out how to put my name on your list. My fantasy creature is a fairy.

Jen said...

Nice review! And I think I may be scared of myself if I'm a grffyn.

Brandy said...

The review is great.
As for the quiz, I couldn't get past all the misspelled words, they made my eyes cross! *G*
Have a good monday!

anno said...

I took the quiz yesterday, but had to leave before I could comment or even read my results too carefully (or note the e-mail & password I used!).A unicorn can't be too bad, though... right?

Congratulations on your review!