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3. Chapter 3 New Friend Reviews

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Oct 08 2014 03:21 PM

(Chapter 3 Review)

I love the story but the limit they place on likes, I can not click the like button. love is far better than like.

View Post Reply from Billy Martin (author)

Thank you! The whole system of likes, comments, and reviews could be changing in the near future.
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Sep 01 2014 10:53 PM

(Chapter 3 Review)

I chuckle lots through your story at Andy's comments, eg. his knowing English, a bit anyway! A delightful self-effacement and a gentle poke of humour. It is good. Love how the characters are unfolding and how you are building suspense over a number of issues. I have a concern about Andy's project as he seems to be outing himself here by talking of "his friend" who is gay and again springing to his defense. Seems that if he wants to stay in the closet he would be better off choosing a safer topic and one in which he is not personally involved, though on the other side, I can see how you are speaking through Andy and rooting for the cause. This is proving a good read. Thanks for writing!

View Post Reply from Billy Martin (author)

I think I heard or read somewhere that plans exists until they are put into action. :)

Thanks for the comments!
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Aug 21 2013 10:05 PM

(Chapter 3 Review)

I hope joey's reaction to his father isn't an indication of what his home life is like. I'm thinking Andy has an interesting family history with the answer he gave to joeys question. You thrown quite a few hints it will be interesting to see how this little group works out.

View Post Reply from Billy Martin (author)

Thanks Daithi!
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May 09 2013 05:53 PM

(Chapter 3 Review)

A group of typical teenage boys. You have captured the essence of lads that age really well, from the wild swing in emotional tugs, to the forgetful nature of responsibilities to be informative to their parents.
I am not sure I understood the full meaning behind Debbie's warning. :P
You have taken Joey and turned him into a really rather charming young man. :) It is no wonder that Andy is somewhat attracted to him, despite his good looks and wonderful eyes. Cherry red lips and stunning smile.
What more could a gay boy want. ;)

View Post Reply from Billy Martin (author)

Joey does seem to be the all around package, good looks and heart. Andy is one lucky guy.

Thanks, I try to make each character react as a person their age would to each given situation.

Thanks for your review. It means a lot.
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May 01 2013 03:44 PM

(Chapter 3 Review)

Hmmm, pondering here why Joey had to run home so quickly???? I'm getting a gut feeling that him and his family may have voluntarily moved to get away from some bad ju-ju that was surrounding Joey and to try and protect him. Some preachers can be very strict but I'm not sensing that Joey's father is being strict just because he can be or he is naturally strict. I'm sensing more of a protective vibe going on here. I have no proof of that as we know nothing of the families past. It's just a feeling really.

Really wondering about Timmy as well. Could it be jealousy or could it be the fact that he has figured Andy out and he is trying to be protective? Trying to prevent Andy from getting hurt and having Andy's secret become the gossip of the town?? Timmy seems like a pretty observant person so maybe he has figured Andy out. Should be interesting if we ever find that answer out.

View Post Reply from Billy Martin (author)

The next couple of chapters will explain Joey's situation clearly.

I promise that at some point the motive behind Timmy's reaction will be revealed.

Again, thank you very much for leaving a review. It's the only reward my team and I receive.
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Apr 16 2012 08:02 PM

(Chapter 3 Review)

I like the way this is unfolding. Joey sounds so cute but it has to be hard being the kid of a preacher. Can't wait to read more. Write faster Billy!!! :P

View Post Reply from Billy Martin (author)

*rolls eyes* I'm still ahead of you... for now :P
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Dec 26 2011 05:19 PM

(Chapter 3 Review)

I like the pace of this. it is quick and steady. I'm liking Andy, and i wonder what's up with Joey. I have a bad feeling about his home life it concerns me. the principal's reaction was really cool.

View Post Reply from Billy Martin (author)

I like to think that not all principals are jerks. :)
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Nov 23 2011 11:52 AM

(Chapter 3 Review)

I agree with Conner that the story is an easy read. There are one to two places where it backs up a bit and gets slightly stilted but on the whole it is still very easy on the eye. Things are moving on and developing at just the right pace. Nice work

View Post Reply from Billy Martin (author)

I'm hoping I'm learning as I go and by the middle of the story everyone will enjoy it and not be distracted by a mistake on my part. Thanks Nephy :)
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Michael9344
Nov 12 2011 03:21 AM

(Chapter 3 Review)

Okay. Still enjoying the story. Like I said, for a first try, you are doing great. Looking forward to more chapters.

View Post Reply from Billy Martin (author)

Thank you Mike for taking your time to read the story and leave a review. It encourages me to write a better story.

Chapter 4 is with the editors.
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Nov 09 2011 06:16 AM

(Chapter 3 Review)

Nice build-up and story so far, eager to see where it is going. I have never known anyone in Joey's situation, so I guess we must expect bad news here. That's sad, also i RL, brings out tears for sure.

View Post Reply from Billy Martin (author)

Thank you for reading and taking your time to leave a review. That means a lot to me. Thank you.

I can't say exactly what's going to happen, but maybe with a friend like Andy, things will get better. But you're right, no matter how things turn out, it's a sad situation.
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Nov 08 2011 09:06 PM

(Chapter 3 Review)

This aint gonna be good poor Joey, not looking forward to 4. nice to see them all hit it off though

View Post Reply from Billy Martin (author)

Time tells all tales as I like to say. But Joey did seem upset for some reason.

I like to comment on something here that Conner brought up. I really do like to give credit where credit is due and Trevor deserves a lot of credit for taking what I hand him and making me look a lot better at this than I really am.

I don't know how Joey feels exactly; but it appears Andy sure likes what he sees when he's looking at Joey. But will he overcome his fears to let Joey know? Again, time tells all tales ;)
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Nov 08 2011 07:17 PM

(Chapter 3 Review)

Really a nice flow to the story; fun easy read. Well edited too, my compliments to you and your team. Posted Image I do have a question for the team, you used the expression "pay the fiddler" - I'm more familiar with "pay the piper", as in Pied Piper???

So Andy's a Yankee fan; I'll try to get past that. Posted Image

Andy's "argument" to the principal was excellent - definitely had that skilled lawyer touch to it. The Q Man will be proud of you, I'm sure! Posted Image

Sounds like Joey has a tough row to hoe with his father. Posted Image

View Post Reply from Billy Martin (author)

Yup, pay the fiddler! Around here there's a lot of square dancing going on every weekend with the fiddle and banjo as the main instruments. So pay the fiddler here is the same as pay the piper. No fiddler, no square dance. :)

Thanks for reading and your warm comments. They make writing the story worth while in ways a lot of people don't understand.
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