Recent Reviews for JoAnna Drelleshak
Relative Terror (Short Story) - 6/8/2008 1:34:42 PM|
Excellent read! Russell getting the boot was my favorite though I did like how Nicolai's situation turned out in the end. Very strong characters!
Death and The Dreamer (Short Story) - 6/8/2008 1:19:48 PM
Wow! Very poignant and true. Excellent short there my friend. I will have to add you to my 'authors to watch' list.
A Different Point of View (Short Story) - 6/8/2008 1:11:52 PM
Great mix between reality and fantasy! Even though sad, lovely ending!
Relative Terror (Short Story) - 5/16/2008 4:28:09 AM
hehehehehe...I love it. It sort of sounds like something I would do, though the older brother I personally would have kicked out probably after a month if his temper is as bad as it seems.
Death and The Dreamer (Short Story) - 2/28/2008 9:52:13 AM
Loved this short story. Must read your poetry too. My husband deceased as of Aug 17 07 and am still grieving. If he was not such a nice and loving person, maybe I'd get over him sooner. But he is in heaven now with many colors, he loved his colorful things.
Relative Terror (Short Story) - 8/7/2006 8:02:47 PM
Excellent story, but since you asked for feedback, I suggest you go over it and edit this. Lots of typos. But they can be easily fixed...especially if you have someone else edit it for you. Fresh pair of eyes...
Regardless, it was very entertaining, witty and oh so real...hehe
And the title is perfect! :)
Relative Terror (Short Story) - 9/29/2005 10:18:15 AM
This is a great story, JoAnna. I see it was posted a year ago, and wonder if you have done anything with it since. I'm also interested in hearing how your novel is coming along, and if you are working on any others.
A Different Point of View (Short Story) - 4/29/2005 5:55:09 AM
I liked the alternating point of views, and how the fairy returned to open the flowers every morning for her.
Relative Terror (Short Story) - 10/24/2004 4:20:10 PM
Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!
Relative Terror (Short Story) - 10/2/2004 9:13:58 AM
Superb story! - (but I'd take care of the typos.)
Relative Terror (Short Story) - 10/1/2004 9:50:54 AM
A Dead Giveaway (Poetry) - 12/4/2014 9:46:17 AM
I dig this...
To Begin and Fall (Poetry) - 4/12/2014 10:03:01 AM
Lovely romantic poem JoAnna. I enjoyed reading it today. Each verse
conveyed a message about love and I really liked the verses "It's better to have loved and lost, then to have never loved at all". I agree.
Farwell to a friend (Poetry) - 4/11/2014 9:54:01 AM
The choice of words used is great
A Lesson Well Learned (Poetry) - 4/11/2014 9:52:34 AM
Ah!! I think I know this, well penned!
To Begin and Fall (Poetry) - 4/8/2014 6:31:47 PM
Not much has changed in the past 30 years.
To Begin and Fall (Poetry) - 4/7/2014 6:41:06 AM
thoughts that most can identify with...nice expression of wondering
Flutterby (Poetry) - 4/6/2014 6:09:54 PM
To Begin and Fall (Poetry) - 4/6/2014 6:09:26 PM
To Begin and Fall (Poetry) - 4/6/2014 12:09:00 PM
Could've been me writing this back in the 80s when my wife left me for no damn reason at all.
To Begin and Fall (Poetry) - 4/6/2014 3:38:12 AM
Great poem!! And I couldn't agree more on Diana's comment.
To Begin and Fall (Poetry) - 4/6/2014 12:22:03 AM
If someone leaves, it means they were not meant to be with us...and some of us have many more experiences than others...in time we generally become more balanced, and draw better experiences and people more suited to us into our lives...also as we get older we tend to see these 'relationships' more philosophically...or at least try to!
To Begin and Fall (Poetry) - 4/5/2014 9:35:21 PM
..."just begin (to love) and fall"...ingenious play
on the phrase to "fall in love"...well...to begin
Enjoyed your poem, immensely!
Thank you JoAnna, for sharing your verse.
Flutterby (Poetry) - 2/4/2014 6:19:17 AM
a moment to cherish ,,,
Flutterby (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 8:34:13 AM
At first I thought it was 1895… Whew! A wonderful little butterfly poem with a nice lesson freedom at the end. You're right, we don't get to choose what form we take. But many would like to be a butterfly when they return reincarnated.
Flutterby (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 7:55:29 AM
Utter fluttering and good.
Flutterby (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 4:53:16 AM
we will watch as you flutter by
Shattered (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 2:45:32 AM
Compelling emotive words...I like the rapid contrasting themes in this poem..
Harsh, sad life lessons...but how do they contribute tothe person we become...?
It could be seen to depend on our perspective, and that swirling mass and mixture of experience and emotion...
Out Of Reach (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 2:37:35 AM
Perhaps it is the chase that is the enticement...again would be wonderfully visually represented....
Ode to Marshmallow (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 2:34:46 AM
Sweet and cheeky...love campfires...
TRYING (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 2:33:25 AM
Trying at the wrong time can be counter productive...
Your words chill to the bone...
Element: Water (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 2:28:48 AM
You say so much in a mere twenty words...
I strongly identify...
Death, be my name (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 2:26:46 AM
Beautiful ethereal pice...again your words would provide a wonderful backdrop for a painting...and again, painter Augusto Sanchez comes to mind...
Me, Eternity, Strong, Forever (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 2:22:29 AM
Authenticity....this is the word that leaps into my mind here...
Again I wonder how this story progressed, if indeed it is a personal one...
Farwell to a friend (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 2:15:25 AM
Now you have reduced me to tears...
A heart touching tribute...dare I say she reminds me of you, or the parts you expose within your gifted writing...
My Councilor (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 2:08:49 AM
Oh been there done that!! Resonates deeply, deeply...
If Sylvia Plath was still around, this could be one of hers...
You have a wonderful talent JoAnna...
A Dead Giveaway (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 2:02:45 AM
Perfectly written and executed!....
Think Before You Speak (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 1:59:48 AM
I hope the lesson was heeded!
A warning in vain (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 1:57:14 AM
An extremely well written piece...a purging and self cleansing laser sharp response...
I wonder now, over eight years on, how you feel about the subject of your writing...
I would be really interested to know...
One step to far... (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 1:45:44 AM
Your words prompt me to think of an accompanying painting as I can see your words so visually...Painter August Sanchez would replicate your feelings into a wonderful Angel painting...You may want to check him out....
Brilliant evocative writing...
Light, Dark, Gray (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 1:39:28 AM
My eureka moment was a philosophy lecture in which we learned of Black, white, and the grey areas...!!!! I had been brought up in a very Black and White world, and this was true liberation...my thoughts and feelings had always been valid...I just didn't have the confidence to validate it until this point...Then like a trapped bird set free....I SOARED...
Your work is very thought provoking...I definitely feel on your wave-length....
On Being Thankful (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 1:32:59 AM
Some years ago in a dark place, writing became my life saving therapy...
The written word can demonstrate subtlety ... delicate as a Flutterby...
About Self (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 1:28:00 AM
If I had to describe myself, your words pretty well cover what I feel I have come to know about who being me is...
I love your writing...
Flutterby (Poetry) - 2/2/2014 1:20:44 AM
Light, Dark, Gray (Poetry) - 12/21/2013 7:30:27 AM
Wise words well written.
Light, Dark, Gray (Poetry) - 12/10/2013 11:19:42 AM
Just learned why there are 50 Shades of Grey?
Light, Dark, Gray (Poetry) - 12/10/2013 5:18:12 AM
Light, Dark, Gray (Poetry) - 12/10/2013 4:01:02 AM
Wonderful poem about the balance of life. Which way to choose? This is MY life and this is one game that I don't want to lose!
Peace, love and blessings,
John Michael Domino
About Self (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 4:52:24 PM
Yes, very accurate summary.
Death, be my name (Poetry) - 3/25/2012 8:31:02 PM
Death: We're all in line for it. A good simplicity in your write.
A warning in vain (Poetry) - 5/21/2011 1:51:54 PM
Lol! I absolutely got into this my friend, I hear it roar! I hear it laugh and see the simpletons that it is meant for. The ones who will never see past what fake imagery they see in the mirror. Not only are they not the superior entity they believe themselves to be, their depth would be exposed when they turned sideways in that same mirror and disappeared.Love your well sarcasm and honest feelings here. Well done!
About Self (Poetry) - 10/8/2010 6:48:56 PM
I think this is a very awesome summary of yourself, JoAnna. I remember we would stick our tongues out and catch snowflakes as they came down. Thank you for sharing and I also agree with Felix.
May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister Barbie.
About Self (Poetry) - 9/20/2010 4:17:16 AM
A splendid summary of self, Joanna
About Self (Poetry) - 9/16/2010 9:14:42 AM
Sounds like you are a wonderful person with a great sense of self worth.
One step to far... (Poetry) - 12/17/2009 7:15:08 AM
Sometimes that step is a chasm without end...great write!
A Dead Giveaway (Poetry) - 12/17/2009 7:13:02 AM
Hahaha! Love it....
A Dead Giveaway (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 10:17:54 PM
To the piont honest and open good piece
Element: Fire (Poetry) - 11/15/2008 5:42:53 PM
facets of a fire...love it
Me, Eternity, Strong, Forever (Poetry) - 11/15/2008 5:31:58 PM
love is all that can be needed to show more love...........from eternity to eternity
A warning in vain (Poetry) - 11/15/2008 5:25:23 PM
quite of a dark disposition..i can see you have handed you foes over to secrecy...brilliantly mazed in
One step to far... (Poetry) - 8/15/2008 10:28:02 AM
One step to far... (Poetry) - 5/25/2008 11:54:03 AM
Not afraid to take the next step, but wishing not too and don't want to be burned. Been there and not expecting love to come to me now. Taking care of an ill hubby was so much for me and sad too and don't want to do it again.
One step to far... (Poetry) - 4/4/2008 8:39:10 PM
I like the format of this, it's different. And the repeating of the idea of close but far works well, too.
One step to far... (Poetry) - 4/2/2008 4:26:22 PM
Sometimes when the heart guides one down a path we must reach out and try. Your emotions are still re-living what was, perhaps it is time to put what was in the past and move on to something better....
Be always safe,
One step to far... (Poetry) - 4/2/2008 3:14:28 PM
Sometimes when we are burned by a romantic relationship, we think about that one step too far. This is a raw emotionally charged piece, that deserves to be posted on every woman's office, bedroom, and kitchen walls. You wrote a mountain of electrically charged emotion, JoAnna. Thank you for sharing.
May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), sister Barbie
One step to far... (Poetry) - 4/2/2008 7:15:48 AM
Intense feelings and emotions of love and desire battling with the pain and anger perhaps of the past...always an interesting battle but if it were me I would stretch out my heart a little bit further...
One step to far... (Poetry) - 4/2/2008 4:12:41 AM
May that step always be out of reach and move on with your life.
One step to far... (Poetry) - 4/1/2008 10:16:58 PM
Oh the blinding reality!!
Love the presence and curious hesitation to step back into it... one step too far!!
Great visuals and honesty JoAnna.
Love, Suzie :-D
One step to far... (Poetry) - 4/1/2008 9:38:41 PM
They say that it's not the miles of the marathon that bring you to a grinding halt, but the last few metres. The last few steps too far. Brilliant work in brevity.
Farwell to a friend (Poetry) - 2/28/2008 9:56:26 AM
I too lost a dog I loved for 13 years. She was faithful to the end vbut suffered with arthritis. I miss her and she cannot be replaced. Thanks for the poem. So good Mine was sassy too a cocker spaniel named Joy. Have a cat named seashore now who is 12 years old.
Me, Eternity, Strong, Forever (Poetry) - 2/28/2008 9:54:26 AM
Yes, your style is different. I am a friend of Bonnie May the author from Colo. She lived as my cousin's neighbor for 10 years and is a beautiful person. She is in hosp at moment getting a pace maker to make her heart better and loves feedback too. Many authors on Authors den are making poems to her. She is well liked as you will be too. Love your poems. Am concerned with death very much. B ut not afraid of it. Like your style. You own.
Think Before You Speak (Poetry) - 1/15/2008 8:59:19 PM
Amusing turn of events to grant the wish. I enjoyed it, well done.
A Lesson Well Learned (Poetry) - 12/6/2007 8:22:41 AM
love how you can
feel likes it
you with tha problem
A warning in vain (Poetry) - 10/25/2007 9:53:03 PM
Your poem is scary.
A warning in vain (Poetry) - 7/23/2007 4:38:55 AM
The owner of that flaccid muscle sure provoked a lot of poison. Hope it dissipates. Interesting write!
My Councilor (Poetry) - 2/25/2007 1:41:51 PM
"Wet, slimy reality dripping from your pores"......I too have met such monsters JoAnna.......I enjoy your work.
A warning in vain (Poetry) - 1/25/2007 10:21:51 AM
I don't get it?
ha ha. No, i do get it. it's great.
On Being Thankful (Poetry) - 11/17/2006 8:59:25 AM
yes...you make a good point. words can be the most damaging weapon of all...which is why they should be used carefully...and effectively.
Enjoyed this write,
Shattered (Poetry) - 11/12/2006 6:46:22 PM
nice poem filled with emotion
Think Before You Speak (Poetry) - 7/12/2006 7:21:51 AM
Out Of Reach (Poetry) - 6/27/2006 5:45:19 PM
This reminds of something similiar that I wrote awhile back. Always desiring what is just beyond our reach. Seems as though this is one of those horrible traits that we humans have.
Copy and paste the following web address to take you to my version of desire. Thanks! Have a great evening Joanna!
On Being Thankful (Poetry) - 3/13/2006 1:15:20 AM
I ditto Barbara below completely
The power of the written word is awesome Joanna
A Dead Giveaway (Poetry) - 3/13/2006 1:13:39 AM
Gotta love it...:)
A warning in vain (Poetry) - 3/13/2006 1:09:05 AM
I agree with the board below completely Joanna
This is timely and relevant to whom it may concern...
A warning in vain (Poetry) - 1/12/2006 6:59:07 PM
I agree with Sandie, JoAnna. We are only second class citizens if we allow ourselves to be. I for one am damn proud of who I am, and I am glad my life played as it did, because it taught me to be brave, bold, tough, and tensile as titanium. The warning you give here JoAnna, is right on, and whoever it was written for should heed it, and all those of similar ilk. Thnx for sharing, I really like this. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, maybe too stubborn for my own good, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS))))))))), your still very sad and very terrified little sister, Barbie
"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
A warning in vain (Poetry) - 11/22/2005 4:29:26 PM
Hmm good warning....
from the wits and broom do you belong to the Griffindore or SlYtherene doom?
A warning in vain (Poetry) - 9/21/2005 4:17:14 AM
Some may always look at others as second class citizens, when infact, they are the ones for thinking it that way.
Who is the mentally-challenged here?
Good write with a good message.
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Me, Eternity, Strong, Forever (Poetry) - 8/8/2005 11:03:51 AM
I just posted a poem called" me":your poem is melody of hope and love.Mine, in contrast, is a battle to be heard.
Me and strong.. Your poem delivers faith.Anne pawlak.
Death, be my name (Poetry) - 8/8/2005 11:00:02 AM
Lovely poem: a call for the great unknown,death, and yet you watch over all...as an angel..love the duality which creates the throbbing intensity of the poem.Anne Pawlak.
Think Before You Speak (Poetry) - 7/5/2005 12:25:37 PM
Be careful what you wish for , you might just get it !
A salutory lesson delivered in style !
A Dead Giveaway (Poetry) - 5/7/2005 9:47:07 PM
Short and sweet, with a kick.
On Being Thankful (Poetry) - 3/21/2005 6:15:21 AM
Very nice JoAnna, and very true here too. I have a similar poem called I'd Rather Die, and it is best to put those sentiments in words than slit your wrists. May the Lord be with yuo always, and at you side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & (((HUGS))), barbie
"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Think Before You Speak (Poetry) - 3/21/2005 6:12:03 AM
For sure JoAnna. A lot of times people speak, but I don't think they hear themselves when they do. Very nice work, well written and oh so true. May the Lord be with you, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy tot he world, peace on earth, & (((HUGS))), Barbie
"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Think Before You Speak (Poetry) - 1/4/2005 6:09:28 PM
speaking before thinking could bring on the hurt
Death, be my name (Poetry) - 12/29/2004 3:27:01 AM
Nicely expressed. Good write. If death be as charming and eloquent as you, I won't mind sitting down and discussing things with her.
Farwell to a friend (Poetry) - 12/25/2004 2:35:17 PM
We all even know people like that, who won't come in for shelter, and are destroyed because of it. A moving statement of a grim truth.
My Councilor (Poetry) - 12/25/2004 2:34:35 PM
Nicely said...a good slap of perspective.
My Councilor (Poetry) - 11/4/2004 1:27:16 PM
Ode to Marshmallow (Poetry) - 11/4/2004 1:23:46 PM
A sexual tease with tasty treats. Well done.
Farwell to a friend (Poetry) - 10/26/2004 6:32:53 AM
another nice one.
My Councilor (Poetry) - 10/26/2004 6:32:05 AM
this is great shit.
My Councilor (Poetry) - 10/22/2004 9:51:36 AM
darn those facts, sometimes they can be the worst horrors, to say nothing of their harbinger
Farwell to a friend (Poetry) - 10/16/2004 6:07:48 PM
a sad and moving tribute for a feline friend ...
Farwell to a friend (Poetry) - 10/13/2004 2:04:36 AM
That's so sad! What a succinct tribute.
Me, Eternity, Strong, Forever (Poetry) - 10/12/2004 6:20:24 AM
A beautiful poem of oneness, a pleasure to read.
Me, Eternity, Strong, Forever (Poetry) - 10/10/2004 6:48:09 AM
a very strong sense of union ...
Me, Eternity, Strong, Forever (Poetry) - 10/8/2004 10:24:57 PM
Sad, yet beautiful.
Me, Eternity, Strong, Forever (Poetry) - 10/8/2004 7:18:59 PM
Sandie May Angel :o)
Death, be my name (Poetry) - 10/6/2004 5:35:21 AM
that siren call that we have to both heed and ignore. you certainly captured its insistent nature, but also the fact that we shouldn't fear it.
Death, be my name (Poetry) - 10/6/2004 2:34:07 AM
I tune you out/
Ode to Marshmallow (Poetry) - 10/2/2004 12:08:44 PM
How on earth does a marshmallow melt? Surly you don't mean cook it?
Element: Fire (Poetry) - 10/1/2004 10:41:51 AM
and you are off and running...
A Lesson Well Learned (Poetry) - 10/30/2002 3:50:56 AM
Strong imagery and well written.
A Lesson Well Learned (Poetry) - 6/15/2002 8:13:11 PM
Dark beauty... very good.
A Lesson Well Learned (Poetry) - 6/15/2002 6:18:34 PM
beauty should never be misunderstood...
A Lesson Well Learned (Poetry) - 6/15/2002 8:13:55 AM
Intriguing, would have liked to read more.
A Lesson Well Learned (Poetry) - 6/15/2002 7:36:36 AM
A real dark piece!
May Lu $*_*$ / Sandie Angel :o)
A Lesson Well Learned (Poetry) - 6/15/2002 5:30:59 AM
Yes, very poetic.....good imagery here.