Judging Notes Lepperochan
: I liked how each piece held a really lovely narrative to them. It was the observational quality that shined out most of all in these three pieces. I pondered the meaning of the separations and what they referred to for some time, and wondered if it may have been a look to the left, a look to the right and then finally staying in one place. There were so many aspects to think about with this piece and I think it was a very worthy entry. Magdalena
: The first offering much like Lepp above here, had this great observational quality to the three pieces. Coming together as a whole really blended the three together and they worked as a whole piece. You seemed to embrace other aspects to your entry - the audible adds another dimension to the writing that stretches beyond the 20 allocated words. The second entry was a lot more direct and totally different to the first. I loved how each part started with the word "don't" showing that nobody has the right to define your life. Loved the spoken word aspect too. Thank you so much for your entry. BlueVelvete
: I really appreciated the formatting that you have offered in all of your pieces. It added this beautiful edge of separate thoughts that flowed through all of the separate pieces. There was also a really nice progression of time from the beginning to the end which is something that many of the other entries didn't have. This offering felt really personal to you and that really worked in its favour.
Your second entry had this beautiful sultry quality to the words and really embraces the skill of brevity, and how much can be said with few words. It combined skills of formatting with your unique voice to produce something truly memorable.
Really beautiful entry this. Thank you so much. AspergerPoet56
: It was interesting to see how the three pieces combined into almost a continuation of each other which I really liked. Choosing one theme throughout is sometimes hard to do in three separate pieces, but yours was effortless. These were well written and displayed a great grasp of brevity throughout.
Your second entry was an observational piece of gold when dealing with current events. I loved how they felt as if you were using the piece to try and absorb what was going on around you, or in the poems case, the world. Thank you so much for your entry. InsideRew
: This entry was a lot more introspective compared to some of the other entries, and I have to say it really worked for the piece as a whole. I liked how this not only explores the mind, but the process of the writer as a whole. The last stanza I think was perhaps the weakest in terms of flow. That being said as an entirety I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for your entry.
Second entry: author has removed. MadameLavender:
Ah, I was waiting for at least 1 political entry and here it is!
I think i liked the vitriol in this piece. Makes a good visual point of focus with the strike throughs. I liked the questions asked throughout and that element of dark humour throughout. Thank you for your entry into this contest. Grace:
Your two entries show tremendous emotion and I think this is the defining factor that marries your two pieces together. I liked that the separations were hashtags, as if they describe separate thoughts and separate memories. I really loved that - how each piece is used to capture a moment in time. Thank you so much for both of these incredible entries. Zazzles:
Author has removed the entry. Cloventongue89
: The descriptions in this were absolutely beautiful and I loved how they all connected to each other. I think you've really embraced the philosophy of short pieces in that every word must work for the story, as there are so few words involved.
The second entry I feel wasn't as impressive as the first, if I was to compare them. That being said, the descriptions were still strong within this piece and that really worked in favour for the piece. I really enjoyed these entries, thank you so much. Eswaller:
I really liked the expression of love that was delivered throughout the piece as a whole. There's this fantastic level of joy that exists within the piece, and I really liked the light-hearted feel to this entry, which is something that was unique in this contest to this entry.
The second entry seemed very similar to the first in terms of theme and formatting, so I think I would be repeating myself if I added further comment.
Thank you for your entry into this contest. The_Silly_Sibyl
: I think you've really explored how punctuation can make a difference in a short piece. The second part really reminded me of "stop all the clocks" and how that rhyming rhythm punches that through the silence of the first piece. Beautiful. The second piece did only have 19 words however, and I did have to take that into account in terms of the rules. Thank you for your entry, I really loved it. ValeriyaBeyond:
The second part was definitely my favourite. I loved the formatting of the lines, and how the emotion is delivered. or example "look like us... only happy" - I thought that was beautiful. I liked the stripped back approach in terms of punctuation and that works for this piece very much. Thank you for your entry, I thought this was a highlight of the contest. LRC
: I liked the introspection in this and how it was reflective of you. I think I would have liked to see a little more in terms of setting the story, however that's just personal preference when comparing to some of the other entries. Thank you so much your entry into this contest. Takis1917
: I loved the abstract nature of this entry. It captures a moment so perfectly and really uses every word in the stanza to deliver a moment. It was clearly three separate moments, but each one felt so different. It was punchy and observational in a quiet sort of way. Really loved it, thank you. Razzerleaf
: This piece definitely felt like one continuous piece rather than 3 separate ones, despite the title. That being said I loved how this piece explored a singular thought and as a theme, I thought this was reflected very well in the construction of the piece as a whole. Thank you for your entry. First place
: Magdalena Second place
: Takis1917 Third Place
: Lepperochan Honourable mentions
: BlueVelvete, AspergerPoet56, and Valeriya. There really was nothing but the width of a hair between you.
Thank you so much for your entries into this contest. It was great to read such a high calibre of entries!
Until next time x