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One shining moment


a 60 word contest entry

  8 total reviews 
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rama devi
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Congrats on winning the contest with this great metaphorical flash fiction. What a ride indeed. The wave was always one with the ocean, even though not knowing it! Well paced. I especially liked this line: It raced forward, breathed free, and reflected the sun.

Reflecting the sun is a subtle compound to the metaphor! Brilliant.

Bravo.

Warmly,
rd


 Comment Written 14-Mar-2020



reply by the author on 14-Mar-2020
    Thank you so much. I thought of you when I wrote this as I know the wave-ocean metaphor is right up your alley.

reply by rama devi on 14-Mar-2020
    Wow, that's an honor and so humbling to hear. So pleased you thought of me! Thanks, Mark. Glad I had the time to review today! :)

    Warmly, rd
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Sally Law
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Love this, Mark. What a stellar entry for the flash. Life is a great ride onmrne waves.

Congratulations on your win, too. It is so deserved. Sending you my best as always,
Sally xo


 Comment Written 16-Feb-2020



reply by the author on 18-Feb-2020
    Thanks, Sally. I had just finished watching the series "The Good Place" and it put me in a philosophical frame of mind.
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LisaMay
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I like your story very much - it can be taken as a metaphor for life as well as being a beautiful description of the energy of the ocean and the creation of a wave. We can imagine a surfer riding it all the way in, loving its colours and his freedom to enjoy the experience.


 Comment Written 12-Feb-2020



reply by the author on 12-Feb-2020
    Thanks so much for the review - it was certainly meant as a metaphor for life - glad that came across.
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Marilyn Lou Berry
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Elegant, eloquent, glorious, tender... describe this brief description of a birth and life span of a wave. It induced emotion and caring for that little wave and I appreciate your well-crafted handling of this little bit of nature.


 Comment Written 12-Feb-2020



reply by the author on 12-Feb-2020
    Thanks so much for this wonderful and heartfelt review - made my day!
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pome lover
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That is terrific!
Original and exhilarating and beautiful.
A really lovely contest entry for the 60 word story.
Good for you! and good luck in the contest.
pome lover


 Comment Written 12-Feb-2020



reply by the author on 12-Feb-2020
    Thanks so much for this kind review. I feel exhilarated.
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justafan
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I was along for the ride and it was beautiful!
You did a marvelous job with this, Mark.

Congrats on your placement in the contest.

Always justafan of yours
Missy


 Comment Written 11-Feb-2020



reply by the author on 12-Feb-2020
    Thanks, Missy - for the six and the kind words.
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Y. M. Roger
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Such small 'lifespans' that occur around us all the time but we never really take to the time appreciate them for what they are or that they are even there! ;) A wonderful offering for this Dash contest -- a small, exhilerating lifespan!! ;) Thanx for sharing and good luck! ;)


 Comment Written 11-Feb-2020



reply by the author on 12-Feb-2020
    The older I get, the briefer it all seems. Guess that's why most philosophers are old.
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I love this metaphoric tale of how life should be. There are some who surf the wave. Others, sadly, have difficulty in getting up onto their board! LOL


 Comment Written 11-Feb-2020



reply by the author on 12-Feb-2020
    Thanks for the review - I was feeling a bit philosophical having watched "The Good Place" and this seemed like a good outlet.
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