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Recent Reviews for Peggy Duffy

Cuban Cigars (Short Story) - 1/7/2007 9:54:40 AM
I'd forgotten what it was to be that young. During one of my summers of innocence I lifted from the shelf of a local, small candy store something called a "marshmellow pie." It wasn't a pie at all but was more like a round, flat candy bar made up of two gram crackers with a marshmellow center, the whole thing covered with a sweet chocolate. Thank you for returning me to my early youth for a few moments even if it was only in my imagination.

A Temporary Measure (Short Story) - 1/7/2007 8:08:48 AM
You've deftly caught a moment in time; and because of the historical context of the story the aftermath of that moment is shattering.

First Thing in the Morning (Short Story) - 1/5/2007 6:10:24 AM
It's all here: the weather, the fire, the old house, Paul, Sean, Steve, Dan, the viewpoint character and the dog; the growing tension and the final line, a wonderful example of sustained writing.

Don't Bring Me Flowers (Short Story) - 12/26/2006 2:52:18 PM
My genre is flash fiction. "What It Is To Say Goodbye" and "Don't Bring Me Flowers" have made me a fan. Just good, clean, clear, tight writing all around. Guy Hogan

Don't Bring Me Flowers (Short Story) - 2/10/2006 2:16:51 PM
This is so friend is currently sleeping with a married man and she swears it's just sex...but as I watch her talk about him, I can tell her feelings are involved beyond just the sex. It's a sad situation for all involved. THanks for sharing, April

Suspension (Short Story) - 1/23/2005 1:55:07 PM
you never know what kids will do while their parents are working or off doing other things that parents do. parents need to become parents instead of acting like the children's best buddies, and they also need to inforce discipline in both the home and in school. great write, peggy! (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(

Suspension (Short Story) - 1/23/2005 8:30:10 AM
My daughter was put on suspension because she hit a punk in the mouth for biting her.

Counterbalance (Short Story) - 1/13/2005 4:05:12 PM
This story is fabulous. It really hit home with me, and I sent my father the link. :)

A Mother's Story (Short Story) - 1/13/2005 3:55:12 PM
I found this story by clicking the "Literary Fiction" link atop the page of one of my own stories. The first sentence captured me, and I followed the link to read more. This story is beautiful. I am not a mother myself, but the anguish of the mother in the story is tangible even for someone who has never been close to the place where she is. The ability to create that kind of emotion is the mark of a truly gifted writer. Well done!!

He Cut Deep (Short Story) - 8/26/2004 8:47:10 PM
This is an excellent story, Peggy. I certainly understand the commendations you've recieved. This one touched me deeply and personally. Good work. Thank you, Tami

Cuban Cigars (Short Story) - 6/2/2004 2:28:18 PM
Wow! That was a great story. You actually took me to that place and day . I could picture everything. I wonder why you didnít continue these two little rascalsí lives to adulthood. This could make a great book,I wonder, have you ever written a book? if not, what are you waiting for :) Keep it up.

To See the World in a Grain of Sand (Short Story) - 5/8/2004 10:31:59 AM
Good story, Peggy! Thanks for sharing; well done! (((HUGS))) and much love, your Tx. friend, Karen Lynn. :D

Weight Watchers (Short Story) - 4/8/2004 5:07:45 AM
I don't know about this obsessively counting calories. I did this for years and years, still today can look at a piece of food and know almost off the top of my head the amount of calories in it. Too bad that kind of obsession wasn't with me when I was trying to pass algebra while in high school. :-) Debbie

Incident in the Lunch Buffet Line in Atlantic City (Short Story) - 9/14/2003 1:41:03 PM
What a hero your father is! He is to be congratulated, and I am sure you are very proud of him! Because of him, the lady is still alive! God bless your father! Heroes come in all sizes and shapes, and ages, too, and your father is living proof of that! Terrific and uplifting story; I truly enjoyed this!~ (((HUGS))) to you~ Your texas friend, Karen Lynn. :D (((HUGS))) to your hero father, too! :D

To See the World in a Grain of Sand (Short Story) - 8/31/2003 1:51:43 PM
Peggy I read this story today, what an incredibly gripping story it is and I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it! This piece left me wanting to read more from you!

My Turn: My Morning Run is a Moving Meditation (Article) - 1/13/2005 4:14:53 PM
This story reminds me of all the times I have gloated over my own perseverance on a bad weather run. Truthfully, those are the ones I enjoy the most---when the trails and the woods belong to nobody but me. I can really relate to your writing. I am officially a Peggy Duffy fan.

How to Plan a Wedding in Two Weeks (Article) - 4/29/2004 12:38:11 PM
That was touching! Well written, short enough that the happy ending took me off guard. Bess

Darth Vega (Article) - 6/28/2003 8:09:38 PM
This is hysterical, however, I bet there were more than a few days you were probably saying some rather colorful words about and to that Vega. Did you end up with a Subaru? Actually, I think I can write a Vega story about an old Subaru I use to own! Funny story! Thanks for the laugh.

Darth Vega (Article) - 6/10/2003 8:51:54 PM
Now that is a tragic sort of way. You had a real 'creampuff' as they say in the trade. I used to arbitrate cars for BBB. Thank God I never had to do one of these, although I had many 'lemons' that were similar. Thanks for the 'Vega' laugh.

Darth Vega (Article) - 6/7/2003 1:40:02 PM
i had one new in 1974. It was probably the worse car I ever owned. it started drinking oil at 28,000 miles. i enjoyed your article even though it brought back bad memories.

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