Reviews for By the Firelight
Kristina Suko chapter 1 . 3/10/2007
That was adorable and funny! I loved it. "He was a giant booger?" LOL! The interruptions from the other kids were so perfect, too! CUTE! One of my favs.

~Maranwe Telrunya
Grayhome chapter 1 . 3/9/2007
Ha ha. Goofy and cute. I like it. The characters are nice and consistent, and I do like that it was inspired by real life. Very nice.

One little thing bothered my little nit-picky brain though.

BRENNAN

(Continuing)

The boy ignores them, but he keeps hearing it. He decides to play in another room.

(Pause; lowers light)

Well, after dinner, while he’s trying to sleep, he hears a whisper,

(Lifts flashlight. Quiet, creepy voice:)

“Da-moon, Da-mon.”

Brennan introduced the character as "the boy" but then went on and assumed his audience was clever enough to figure out that Damon was his name. In my experience with kids telling stories out loud, they always mentioned the characters' names blatantly and directly, and as soon as possible. He might introduce the story by saying "a boy named Damon," for example.

I know that looks like a lot, but it's really barely anything. Other than that, this story is great.