Reviews for By Design
Lord Monbodo chapter 1 . 6/29/2010
It's a devilishly good story. A pity it was so short though. I look forward to reading your other work.

By the way, you have great taste in authors.
DeepSeaDragon chapter 1 . 1/20/2010
Whew, that was pretty creepy! Nice work. I'll be checking out your more recent works for sure.
Jave Harron chapter 1 . 1/19/2010
Very cool story! I could see a nod to the yellow sign there, and glad you decided to share this! I hope to see more work of yours online. "A Thousand Bayonets" was still my favorite work of yours.
anon chapter 1 . 1/19/2010
Wow, that was really well-written. It had this creepy feel at the end that gave me goosebumps. Keep 'em coming!
dreamshell chapter 1 . 1/19/2010
Ha! Neat. Despite it being Chambers-inspired, I, for some reason, didn't especially expect a nod to the Yellow Sign, but it was fun to see.

The pacing of this was very expert, taking its time but also getting to the point (as short stories are want to do). I don't know if you get a strong enough sense of Starks' egocentricity, though, at least not until late in the story when it feels slightly tacked on. The atmosphere you invoke with the man in the leather jacket is perfect, though.

Nicely done! ;)