Dante Robinson CRW 303 Workshop Dan: Really neat idea for this story. That being said, every universe with vampires is a little bit different. It would be good to know what kind of vampire this one is so we can better develop her in our minds. Dracula type? Twilight type? Underworld? Interesting relationship between Gloria and Andy, and I enjoyed the twist with her appreciation for life. Overall, thought a little more could have been done, but I liked it. Elizabeth: I liked this story. Great use of metaphors and symbols. There was even a good bit of free indirect discourse, which I found cool. I would say there should be more conflict. Unless there is a deeper conflictual metaphor in the acquisition of the wood, there does not seem to be enough to drive your story. But otherwise, I enjoyed it. Maria: Read this when you did it for an exercise. Again, very cleverly written. Great, entertaining story. Good humor. I enjoyed the dark, kinda sad content with the very light tone. Honestly don’t see anything that needs change. Mary: Amazing story. Great technique with the bear. Your wording is so poignant throughout the entire thing. Only thing I could imagine could be improved upon is the consistency of the bears intelligence. The bear narrates certain parts intelligently but seems very childish in others. Otherwise, extremely well written, very emotional.