Stories in Critique that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
My Coworker, Death
Death and I work very closely, but never together I see death in passing about once a week, but we've never actually met. For most people death is an obscure thought, something that rarely crosses the mind. For others, it is the prominent shadow that runs past our peripherals. Tonight, death worked over time. He was not a blur that ran past as I was turning away, but was a prominent shadow in the room I stood in and the floor beneath me. I didn't see him at first, he's easy to miss if you want to. My focus was on the muddy veins of my patient's right arm, attempting to finagle one last good one to draw from. It was never my forte, but when I did get it, I enjoyed watching the smooth red liquid collect into the tubes; the simple movement of it was relaxing to me in a sense. It was a reward, an earning for my blind pokes that eventually caught what I was looking for.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Finally, I have watched the new retake 🎬🍿of the movie 🎦 “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. These were a few things that Stood out to me:
Strategies to Make Your "Vocal Writing Awards" Submissions EVEN BETTER
You’ve poured yourself into creating an amazing story. You've read it through several times. Yet perhaps you hesitate before pressing “submit,” wondering: What could I do to make it even better?
Rip This To Shreds (Please?)
L.C. Shaëfer and Paul Stewart inspired me to finally participate in the #IronMaiden critique challenge. (Go check out their articles, linked previously.) I have made a list of stories I feel could use more insights, whether from lack of engagement here, or because they were rejected elsewhere, or simply because I've come to cringe at them and would like to like them again.
Ten Writers I Need to Recommend
I seem to have stirred a pot a little too hard for some of you. In a previous piece entitled “Ten Writers I Can No Longer Read,” I listed the names of authors that I now avoid, with some fair reasons for my choices (I even included a list of other runners-up that could have made the list longer).
Critiques That Didn't Squeak
Thank you To Vocal for this challenge. I don't expect to place, but it was a lot of fun. It got me writing again after long creaky weeks of frustration and a dearth of creativity.
The most expensive piece of paper one may ever own. Signed off and sealed, making the empty promises that higher education brings extra official. Garnered after many nights of justified tears and many words written on topics one can't even remember. C's get degrees, but good jobs are never promised.
Lady and The Tramp
In this heartwarming romantic mythology, an adequate re-telling of the 1955 invigorated time-honored Story, Lady, an overachieving, pampered American Cocker Spaniel house dog, and Tramp, a formidable but charming, fast-talking stray, embark on a spontaneous adventure and, despite their dissimilarities, cultivate nigher and come to apprehend the significance of home.
Shaun of the Dead (Critique)
My all-time favourite movie, certainly my favourite Z-word movie. Funny, jam-packed with references to iconic movies, quotable to the nth degree. A tale of survival, love and friendship. Pegg/Frost's masterpiece. Perfection!
Critique Challenge Critique
50 words to critique whatever you want. A lesson in brevity. You can critique anything. novels, albums, movies, sculptures, paintings, online content, hats. No not hats. Unless it was a very famous hat. Then you could critique that hat.
Vocal Creators Choose to Critique These Books
Animal/Farm Oliver/Twist LOTR Harry/Potter(s) Lovely/Bones The/Giver Earth's/Children/Series Ulysses Frankenstein Candide Bible Coraline Outsiders Belgriad Moby/Dick Pride/Prejudice Catcher/Rye If/This/Is/A/Man To/Kill/A/Mockingbird Never/Let/Me/Go Oryx/And/Crake Gone/With/The/Wind Catch/22 War/and/Peace Thirteen/Reasons/Why The/Old/Man/And/The/Sea Romeo/And/Juliet Robinson/Crusoe Fahrenheit/451 The/Giving/Tree Don/Quixote Wuthering/Heights Crime/and/Punishment
Calvin & Hobbes
Best friends greet at top speed. Everything is negotiable. Life, lived well, includes: engagement and self-confidence-infused action combined with observation and self-questioning insight.