Reviews for Past Midnight
simpleplan13 chapter 1 . 9/5/2007
I like all the allusions here... Adam and Eve and Cinderella and the witch.. i also like how you change the dates.. it flows relaly nicely and the descriptions are wonderful
acccountkiller chapter 1 . 6/14/2007
Hey! Wow..! Sorry for the late review, I'm in Budapest for my exams. This is! As good as it's going to get? It couldn't be any better! I love it, Fae, it's beautiful! How can you not be entirely satisfied! It's like a true old fairytale, the rythm is *perfect*, it flows very well, and it's like one of those old tales...I didn't see the tragic end coming, but it's excellent. I particularly love the 3rd stanza. :-) I'm so happy now, I always am when I read a great poem. It's wonderful! Worthy of, say, a new Tim Burton fairytale(watched the Nightmare before christmas yesterday :P), or certainly a Broadway show. Wonderful :). It felt like re-reading all my favourite fairytales, it has that dark edge and intensity that can be found in all of them. And the magic, illusion, witches, fairies, that are present throughout the poem..it's like one perfect long fairytale about..humanity? I guess a lot of interpretations are possible, but it's just a great read! I'm glad you're back writing! Love, Mia

ps. wish me luck! have an exam this evening!
Ruarc chapter 1 . 6/13/2007
Hmm. I think the Adam and Eve paragraph would be better after the Cinderella one- the last line about last night's princess delivers a punch, but it just feels like this is a piece that would do better going off quietly, not with a bang. The line about figments of the heart is still very strong, though differently so than last night's princess. Sneaky right hook instead of a knock out uppercut, so to speak.

I really like the first stanza. It opens up the piece really well and just hooks you in. Great job.
Reomablue chapter 1 . 6/13/2007
This is good.