Recent Reviews for Janet M. Fears
Christmas Soldier (Short Story) - 2/4/2014 7:39:52 AM|
I went to your beautiful website and read the story. It is one of those heartwarming stories that occurs to people every Christmas. I can't help thinking that Emily's dead husband Jason and Capt. Butler have something in common… Am I right?
I did find that there were many little typos and other defects that are easily corrected. You should have someone you trust read and edit the story for you so that the reader will not get hung up on little things and focus on story. Do they serve grits in Chicago? They probably do, but not in Wisconsin where I'm from.
Last week I had a reunion with my old girlfriend (we are still super friends) and she performed her Tina Turner "Proud Mary" routine for a retirement party. As a mixed couple, we raised a few eyebrows, but generally received well by my family from "up nort." Loved her cornbread and mustard greens, but never could get used to grits.
Christmas Soldier (Short Story) - 2/3/2014 9:46:56 AM
sounds like a good story
Heaven's Child! (Short Story) - 2/11/2013 9:47:06 AM
a well penneds story here thanks for sharing
The Kiss ! (Short Story) - 10/8/2012 12:55:18 PM
I won't say you sound easy, Janet, but would you like some candy? :)
The Kiss ! (Short Story) - 10/8/2012 6:32:24 AM
Always hold your wonderful memories close to your heart.
The Kiss ! (Short Story) - 10/6/2012 10:42:28 AM
the memories are always great
What If? (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 6:56:23 AM
life's main purpose is overcoming and surviving the fear of death ...
nice poetic contemplation ....
What If? (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 12:56:01 AM
Well done Pastor! We are all going through some transformation in life. I was transformed years ago and I try not to look back at my old life. My life after Jesus came into my heart has been full of meaning and purpose. Those who seek a life full of roses without suffering need not apply for the Christian life. Yes, being a Christian has not been easy but it has been well worth it.
Peace, Love and Blessings,
John Michael Domino
What If? (Poetry) - 11/28/2013 2:43:19 PM
Having **4 Near Deaths Since Childhood --More
Humans Should Die Come Back Live Again,i.e. If
(God) Be Damned Lets You Come Back!
All Physical World, Bible, Religion, Is Bullshit
Goes With It Is Nonsense-Meaningless-IRRELEVANT!
** You Get To Meet The Man (God) You Are Good
Terms With Him You Will Go On To Better Safer Place!!
Etal: Skeptical? You Skeptic Becomes His Her
Own Best Believer-----Then There is Absolutely
Nada Nothing Fear About Unknown...
What If? (Poetry) - 11/28/2013 2:40:46 PM
When I was a young man I said, "What need have I of a God?" I never thought that I would face death at that time. Only intellectually and not very much at the time. I felt like I would live forever.
Then as I grew older I developed pains. Then later actual sicknesses that still are with me. Then I had an epiphany. I said, to myself because no one else could know my secret fear, "I'm not going to live forever!" Then I actually thought of my own mortality and the possible punishment I might face for publicly professing my unbelief. I found that it was natural for me to believe in a higher power. From there it didn't take long to say that I do believe in God and he had sent his only begotten son to be the sacrifice that would bring even one such as I to the heart of the creator. He knows me and I hope that he will accept me into his embrace when it's time to leave my skin. May all my sins be remembered and forgiven..Bob
What If? (Poetry) - 11/27/2013 1:44:06 PM
I'm not laughing and I'm not living my life for me. I'm living my life for you (for everyone) to live free from the fear of the unknown hereafter.
What If? (Poetry) - 11/27/2013 8:46:02 AM
well stated for all to read
The Rose (Poetry) - 7/2/2013 9:53:26 AM
I enjoyed reading your lovely poem today about the rose. That is how
life goes, you have to take the good with the bad. Life is not always a bed or roses there is thorns like your verses remind us that sometimes comes into our lives and plucks away at our heart, it hurts just like the thorns and leave a sting there sometimes forever unless we Pray and ask God to give us the strength to carry on.
Love reading your "Well-Written Poem"
The Rose (Poetry) - 6/28/2013 7:27:39 AM
Beautifully concise and wise.
The Rose (Poetry) - 6/23/2013 3:58:55 PM
Pass the pleasure, hold the pain, stillborn life, no guts, no gain. This pithy poem with floral images sits atop a well-worn hill... the path is clear, yet footfalls sure, still do an old heart good to hear. It is in living we learn to die, and it is in bleeding we learn to fly, for life is rising above the pain, to hear Keats' deep refrain: "Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know."
Enjoyed reading this fine poem, Janet.
The Rose (Poetry) - 6/22/2013 5:00:54 PM
As with life, we have to bear the thorns with the laughter. Excellent write!
Love and blessings,
The Rose (Poetry) - 6/22/2013 12:59:58 PM
A wise observation. I once saw a movie about a young French couple. She was a hemophiliac. While admiring a rose her lover gave her, she pricked her finger and start to bleed. As they traveled around France she continued to bleed and died at the tragic end.
The Rose (Poetry) - 6/22/2013 9:50:15 AM
a thought so true brought to the fore here
Without You ! (Poetry) - 12/1/2012 7:07:51 AM
Beautiful! sometimes and ending is just the beginning. peace~
Stuff (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 9:07:31 AM
I have tried to keep stuff to a minimum, but it keeps creeping into my existence like a disease and eventually I think I will be consumed by it. Thanks for reminding me to throw some of this shit out. Especially the memory baggage of failed romances. ;-)
Stuff (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 1:22:57 AM
i agree bwe all have stuff, very nicely written
We'll Pretend ! (Poetry) - 11/4/2012 12:17:16 PM
eventually the 'play' reaches its final act...and it ends. thanks
We'll Pretend ! (Poetry) - 11/4/2012 9:28:45 AM
Yes, we are the great pretenders. You have a very poignant pen for the obvious. So many are living pretenders' lives.
We'll Pretend ! (Poetry) - 11/4/2012 4:48:42 AM
pretending unfortunately only stalls the inevitable
You ! (Poetry) - 10/27/2012 11:02:25 AM
Men do have a problem giving of themselves. They seem to resort to buying gifts and things rather than expressing their true feelings. Short and insightful.
You ! (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 4:29:53 PM
most don't it is too dear
Goodbye! (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 6:35:07 AM
Sometimes a smile can say a lot besides, I'm happy. I had a girlfriend once who used to smile when she was getting very angry with me. Eventually I picked up the signal learning her body language had this anomaly.
I Miss ! (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 9:25:09 PM
I think life is all about fun. seek fun and have fun and then.. well, that's fun.
Pictures? A poem from my poetry book A'more (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 9:22:49 PM
Great write. Only...if you lose the picture?
Goodbye! (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 9:21:30 PM
I tried saying just goodbye to a Jehovah witness at the door last week. It's not quite as easy as it sounds..lol
Goodbye! (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 4:56:47 PM
very well penned in just the right words
Pictures? A poem from my poetry book A'more (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 6:40:07 PM
Oh that is so true. Lovely if sad write Janet. Realy truly lovely. Be well, Kathy
Pictures? A poem from my poetry book A'more (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 7:03:43 AM
Yes, pictures show so much and often hide what is going on behind the scene.
Pictures? A poem from my poetry book A'more (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 1:15:26 AM
Wonderful poem, Janet ...
I Miss ! (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 1:45:27 PM
We can get lost in memories, given half a chance!
I Give/ Excerpt from My Poetry Book/ Seasons of Love! (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 1:44:19 PM
This couple had better take a little more time to get to know each other, and find out if it's worth the committment!
The Look/Excerpt from my poetry book/A'more (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 1:42:37 PM
Cute poem, Janet!
Welcome to Authors' Den!
Your Touch ! (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 9:12:27 AM
So true, things never stay the same. Hopefully, we all get better as time goes on.
Your Touch ! (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 7:23:37 AM
Oh, Janet, What a lovely sentiment, and can be so true! I love the way you wrote it too, a gentle rythm and rhyme. I have enjoyed my first experience of your work. Be well, Kathy
The Look/Excerpt from my poetry book/A'more (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 6:09:17 PM
Nicely, politely, and succinctly said. I join the ranks of those who have been guilty of this "20 second romance." It sure beats the way you feel when that little 13-year old in the back looks at you and gives you the finger just as her car leaves.
The Look/Excerpt from my poetry book/A'more (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 12:59:16 PM
i think we all can relate to this having exchanged this fleeting 'look' with someone, at some time in our lives. good work...
The Look/Excerpt from my poetry book/A'more (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 12:43:32 PM
Now that's what I call lust at first sight! Why am I thinking about blonde in the Thunderbird in American Graffiti? At least you didn't drag race.
The Look/Excerpt from my poetry book/A'more (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 10:38:26 AM
hmmm driving and looking, finding and moving on hmmm