Reviews For Living on the Edge
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Reviewer: oyboh Signed [Report This]
Date: 04/06/2013 2:55 PM Title: Chapter 1

Breathlessly and dizzyingly wonderful!



Author's Response:

Wow!  Thank you so much!

(Doesn't know what to say)

 

Reviewer: AKO Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 04/06/2013 1:19 AM Title: Chapter 1

Shit!

You PEOPLE just keep MAKING me like POETRY!

~AKO



Author's Response:

Yes, we just have to porn-coat it.  Like sugar coating medicine LOL.

Glad you like it!!  But you have read Shakespeare's sonnets to his male lover, haven't you?  You do realise a lot of the literary giants are slash gods?  LOL Thanks for the review.

Reviewer: spock2U Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 04/05/2013 9:46 PM Title: Chapter 1

LOVE LOVE LOVE:

Thin satin skin hides the flayed skin of the victim
Minds skating dangerously close to ecstasy
And confusion, hearts held just above the fire.

And the last line, especially:

I know in my heart we are only running ahead of the sun.

GAH!! 

Whole thing, thematically, reminds me of Keat's Ode On A Grecian Urn:

THOU still unravish'd bride of quietness...

How living on the peak, the immediate 'before' before fulfillment is THE height of ecstacy and immortality. Of how, "things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing" (troilus & cressida, shakespeare) yet ... "at my back I always hear. Time's wingèd chariot hurrying near..." (andrew marvell, to his coy mistress). The infathomable tension of living in the minute of fulfillment before the quenching of atrophy and the ravages of time and the grasp of the grave take all. 

LOVE IT.

 

 



Author's Response:

OK, so you liked?

LOL.  This one has been brewing for months.  Since I was flying to London (KiSCon 2012) and trying to figure out the funny little moving map on the Emirates screen and the hostes pointed at the little plane, and I pointed at the light part of the map (which was slowly moving) and said, 'So we're running here, just ahead of the sun?'  We both liked the expression, and my muse apparently decided to go clucky on the idea until it hatched a poem LOL.

Thank you for a review which is probably better than my original poem!  Seriously, thank you so much!

 

Reviewer: Pamdizzle Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 04/05/2013 9:39 PM Title: Chapter 1

Goes to study shakespear and Frost...that's about what it's going to take to come close to this, damn it. LOL! <3



Author's Response:

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeee thank you!

 

Reviewer: PaintedBird Signed [Report This]
Date: 04/05/2013 8:27 PM Title: Chapter 1

Liked it.  Nice job.  The writing war goes on.



Author's Response:

The pen is mightier than the sword.  North Korea can only reach Guam, but Pammy and I can lob thoughts back and forth over the Pacific with impunity LOL.

 

Reviewer: Pamdizzle Signed starstarstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 04/05/2013 7:59 PM Title: Chapter 1

Oh, it's absolutely wonderful, I ADORE it!! I love all the references to space and especially that last line! I shall have to answer with a poem, finally, from Jim's perspective, no? LOL :) <3



Author's Response:

Thank you!  What are you doing awake at what ungodly hour this is?  (I lost track)

And I look forward to your reply!

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