Reviewed by: Whitney
Hmmmm. Hmmmmmm. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
I really like this story. A lot. I feel bad because I don't have a lot if feedback beyond that. The voice, the pacing, the mystery and intrigue are all wonderful. And I love how you hint at so much going on and leave it to us to figure it out. It's incredibly bittersweet, which I love. Thank you for letting me read it. :)
Reviewed by: TheSuperhermiT
Your ability to bring your characters to life is amazing and this character in particular is great, I really liked him. I really got into this story but towards the end on the roof with the stairs, I was caught up like, "Is he dead? Are these characters helping him get acclimated to the afterlife? What is going on?! There seems to be superpowers, a mysterious wound that may or may not have to do with his ability and because of his memory, things may not (and probably are not) as they seem. My favorite part was the whole water bottle thing..."poor kid"!
Reviewed by: justanillusion
This was ... extraordinary! At first I thought - ah, "Memento"-plot. Then, however, it took a completely different turn. I actually only wanted to take a look at the story and read it later, but I could not stop, I had to know more about Cat's mind and the peculiar way it works. What makes Cat particularly human is when he uses his erratic memory to win favours, and is ready to fake should he exceptionally happen to remember.
Five stars, for this is indeed one of the best short stories I've ever read.
Reviewed by: Mikey
To begin the story it's self was well crafted as with the rest of your works and if I may say so distinctively different , It is mysterious and visual from beginning to end, enticing to read. the captured concept with the bandaged hand was very interesting as it kept the story on the edge giving a real feel to it a mood all it's own. The internal dialog is superb. A very nice short piece, well written. I would give this a well deserved strong 4 star review
Reviewed by: brownbearclan (Dan M)
Here's my opinion...
It got me interested, and i'm in ahuge hurry to get to the hospital to have an epideral rammed into my spine. But heres what I didn't like , I want to know what happens next! And what is this power damnit! lol Any plans on adding to this story, Chapter 2? Overall it sucked me in though.
Reviewed by: mix
to be quite honest, i opened up a random story to scorn at what i thought would be pseudo-intellectual banter..i only got to this page accidentally after searching for the song 'im a dj' and i still can't find the thing..but anyway, i actually really enjoyed protector cat, and as someone else said i likd it how it kept going back to how his hand was bandaged and wondering how it happened. anyway, a really good story, kudos.
i'll go read another one :)
Reviewed by: Jeremy
Here's my opinion...
Wait a minute. What was I reviewing again? Excuse me while I scroll back up.
Oh, so, anyway, it was . . .
what was I going to say? Hold on, lemme go back and read some...
So, anyway, this story,...what was it called again? Hold on...
I think I was going to say something about how I loved he kept forgetting why his hand was bandaged. I can't remember why, either. I'm going to have to read it again, I think.
Reviewed by: The Author Herself
"Protector Cat" is convoluted, disconnected, and confusing, but that is the point. You would expect a person with a Swiss cheese memory to relate a story such as this one. I think that the dreamlike quality of his life is captured in the story's flow, and though he is aware that he has both a special talent and a terrible flaw, he remains fairly carefree. Someone will always take care of him and deal with his deficiency because he offers them protection, even if he doesn't know how. His pure, non-physical love for his girlfriend Bonne is unusual and refreshing, and his ways of dealing with others in his "gang" and of thinking about the world are humorous and sometimes slightly enlightening. Due to his being just outside of reality, he sees it in its bald, unwaxed honest state, and can observe things that we just can't see. The story doesn't really go anywhere--one would expect this from a story based on a dream--but it is entertaining to read anyway.
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