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A Halloween with Stephen King

A Halloween Poem Contest Entry

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Comment from Gypsy Blue Rose
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Hello, Darlin,

I know Halloween is your favorite holiday and it shows. This is an awesome poem, it does Halloween justice. I love the pictures and that you included Stephen KIng. By the way, I just watched, Gerald's Games, it was really creepy. It's a Stephen King movie. Watch it if you get a chance. Well done, honey.

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017

Comment from frogbook
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This was quite original and starred my favorite author...next to old Dean anyway. Loved the way that they all came together for this funnest-(A word?) of Holidays!

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017


reply by the author on 03-Oct-2017
    A "gathering of holiday events".
    That's what I would call it, for lack of a single word.
    Thanks for reading, JoAnn.
    ~Dean
Comment from l.raven
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HI Dean, this is great...I love how you decorated the holiday seasons...leave it to you...Master of Horror...well done you...love your poem...and love your creepy pictures...very well written you...love Linda xxoo

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017

Comment from bertranclan
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I stood in front of Stephen King's house about 3 years ago when we visited Bangor. Your poem is brilliant! All the holidays communicating...trick or treat, Dean!

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017

Comment from Dorothy Farrell
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Hi Dean, this is a great poem, brilliantly executed and the usual superb display. Good personification of all the seasonal occasions, Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine............. and a bit of name-dropping. Good accompanying music - you have given us the lot. Very well done - warm regards Dorothy

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017

Comment from Kerry Robinson
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Wow, Bravo! Outstanding! (Me clapping:) lol. This is really awesome, Dean, I love how you did this from Halloween's perspective, and including thoughts of all the holidays attaching a personal voice to them. Of course, Big Stephen King fan too... I'd say this is a sure winner, you have my vote for sure:)) ~Kerry

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017

Comment from JDRBAR
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Valentine need not be possessive
Christmas became...etc. Doesn't flow with the balance of the verse. The beat is off.
I love the premise. Creative and imaginative to say the least .

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017

Comment from krys123
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Cheers my great buddy, Dean;
-absolutely and truly inventive and ingeniously creative and and also at the poem gives the reader that incentive to think outside of the box.
-Your poem read smoothly throughout the writing is the enjambment's fluidity was due to the rhythm and rhyming of your poem and that there were no Incidences of any interruptions in the syntax and grammar of youra poem.
-Each rhyming word was, for the most part, was Adding to the fluidity of your writing And very contingently supportive and appropriate for each and every line of your poem.
-There is one line that I think needs to be adjusted as a kind hangs out like a hangnail or a fever blister on the tongue. I know, ouch! Or I'm trying to say this line I have tried to rearrange but to no avail and it is the line as such: "Valentine's Day asked as chocolate dripped down her chin." The best that I could come up with it was "Valentine's Day mentioned that we should be akin." Meaning that we should be more like than apart Or different. I don't know tell me what you think?
I just feel it's out of context with the enjambment of the rest of the poem.
-The pictures And the music outstandingly chosen to give support to the appropriateness of the conceptual theme of the writing.
-It's ingeniously creative to personalize all the holidays as it works really well and you giving a cameo to Stephen King was great. Chuckle!
-I really enjoyed reading this, Dean, As you always great and exceptional in your created styles of the macabre as this one is even humorous and completely fun.
-I hope you have a great Halloween also, my dear friend and thanks for sharing and take care and have a good one and especially good luck in the contest.
Alex

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017

Comment from Franklin Price
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You made me give you a six. Such imagination. The rhyme was questionable, to me in one place, and I had to read it twice to get the flow all the way through. Non of that mattered. What mattered was that the holidays dressed for Halloween thanks to the master of horror. Who would have thought? You did!

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017

Comment from kiwigirl2821
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Hello Dean. This thing is so good I don't even have a best line to give you. Every line makes the story get better and better. It has great sense of humor, music was exceptional to the piece and who doesn't like a "creepy" Stephen King. So great my friend well deserving a sixer! xoxo deborah

 Comment Written 02-Oct-2017