A very unique idea, and how ironic, you would think would you not that people might have stopped to consider that those capable of witchcraft could escape such a death, but that's people for you, their stupid. A person can be a genius, but people are stupid.
is this a oneshot?? good story!
Author's Response: Yea, It's a one-shot. If I ever think of a way to continue on with this, I'll be sure to do that. But I'm not really sure if it's possible. Anyways, thanks for reading/reviewing!
I kinda liked this story, in an odd sorta way. I think that a novel length fic is just begging to be made out of this. Nudge, nudge...
Anyway, I read in your bio that you also like the Tortall books and POTC. WOW! SNAP! If you like these, I would strongly recommend a shoji manga series called 'Fruits Basket'. It fits into the general genre of most of the stuff that you like to read. If you have time, they're probably in your local library.
Anyways, I'm off to read 'IRSaW' now, so byeeeeeee...
Author's Response: Thanks for reading and I'm glad you liked it! I'm not sure If I would be able to turn this into a novel-length fic, ther just isn't enough substance, you know? I've never been a big fan of Manga, (probably becuase I never took the time to read very many), but the next time I'm at the library (when am I NOT at the library?) I'll be sure to check them out. Thanks for the tip! Hope you Enjoy IRSaW!
That is such a sad story! Condemned by her own people because of having no magic, and then being accused of being what what she wasn't lead to her death! She seems a well thought out and developed character. Even though this was short, it was enough to get a feel for her. Cyns
Author's Response: Thanks! It was a litle short (but, believe you me, I looked alot longer in my notebook) : P I've always had a weird attraction to irony, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Whoa, woops. Part of my previous review was cut off. I meant to say, that that part of the story was my favorite line. It was just really good.
Overall, great story. I look foreward to more stories from you soon! :-)
Author's Response: Aww, thanks Sara! I think that's one of my favorite lines too!
Wow. Such a great story. I really love it. So sad. :(
I love how it's in first person, and so we get to see all of her perspective. I feel like I can relate to her (even though I really can't. ;)) Something about this story, I don't know what exactly, but I really just like it.
".. the day I was free. Free of the village and the hate, and most importantly, free of my cage. After seven years of confinement, I was finally allowed to leave the house."
Author's Response: / \ | | I'll respond to that one ;)
Author's Response: LOL, those wierd //|\ lines were supposed to be an arrow! :P
OMG that is so good...but so sad!
Author's Response: Yes, it was sad, but it was also necessary.
The irony of it all!! Poor Ann! A well-written piece, though! I don't know if you actually looked it up, but in 1692 a woman named Mary Parker really was hung on the 22 of September in Salem for witchcraft. Cool story, anyway!
Author's Response: Thanks! I did know that there was a Mary Parker, but I wanted to switch up some names so it wasn't exactly the same as history. But I didn't know she was hung on Sept. 22. I chose that date becuase it was nearing the end of the Salem Witch Trials, weird huh?
Wow...this is really a moving piece. I came to reveiw your stories as a gift for the beautiful banner you made me, and I am so glad I did. Your writing style really blooms in this, and I love the diary-esque way you wrote it. Not only does it sound amazing, but it's really pleasing to the eye. I hope that more people read this, especially because its from an interesting veiw. Great job!
Author's Response: Thanks! You really didn't have to review for the banner but I'm really glad you liked it!
I really liked the subject you've written the story on-- a squib convicted of witchcraft. I mean, I was so sad when I read that. People can be so unjust sometimes.
But I hope you understand that critiscim will always be there. Though the subject of your fic is excellent, I didn't quite like the plot. You should've made the circumstances such, that it seemed she did do witchcraft, and was blamed. Here it's so obvious she didn't do it. The doctor had no reason at all to blame her. And also, she had, as you have told, lived with the family for 8 years. Naturally, some attachment and trust must have been present between her and Alice. So Alice couldn't have believed the doctor so easily, she MUST have said something, protecting Ann.
The reader knows that Ann is going to be blamed for witchcraft, and tries to satisfy his/her curiosity by finding out what the raeson is, and all he gets as a reason is a lame misunderstanding of the doctor.
Moreover, the reader would have been even more sympathetic with Ann if she hadn't rattled about her own sadness and grief and how dreadful her life was and all that.
I hope you aren't much offended. This is all for the betterment of your story, after all! Again, as I have already said, I do love the subject of your story, and wish you all the best for more of your lovely stories!
Author's Response: No, I'm not offended at all! I love critisism, noramlly you just get told if the stroy is bad or good instead of a lenghty 'report'. Thanks alot!
That's so sad. I love the way Ann is so void of emotion. She just states the facts and lets them speak for themselves.
Author's Response: Yay! I was hoping that poeple would recognize that about her! I'm glad you ejoyed it!