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Post: “If an Eloquent Potato Articulated” by Danielle Lea Buchanan

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:42:11 GMT

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:42:51 GMT

This is a wonderful, amazing story. The language is brilliant and intelligent, interweaving old school terms into a lyrical, heart-breaking story. I feel for Daffodil, of course, but I also feel for the potato. To have no choice but to witness the destruction of someone you love, powerless to do anything to stop it, to do anything but just watch, is all too real. When I first saw the title I thought this would be a funny story. I was pleasantly surprised to be proven wrong. A fantastic piece.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:58:17 GMT

Very clever, a sensual piece of writing. The title is smart. Use of alliteration works very well too.

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:16:26 GMT

The language is so dense and evocative. Poetic on a deep and clearly purposeful level. The powerful images and heartbreaking plot make this a haunting piece.

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:52:50 GMT

Excellent. I'll never think of my innocent little garden the same.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:14:46 GMT

This is wildly imaginative and wonderfully captivating to the end

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:24:58 GMT

> "spreading mauve cologne from room to room." Nice use of synesthesia there. Usually it's self-consciously delivered, like "blue music" or something. Here it's seamless. Cheers!

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 01:16:47 GMT

I’ll never look at French fries or my compost pile the same way again. I’m glad the sun still has Miranda rights, it seems fewer and fewer of the rest of us do. ‘Destroy what you most love’ is very fitting for this time of year and for these times we live in.

Daniel B.
Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:25:47 GMT

After reading the title, I immediately had to drop everything to know what a potato would say. And it turned out to be brilliant! I love the ending paragraph, and how the clouds handcuffed the sun so that at least we have a bit of closure and perhaps justice for Daffodil, I'm glad Buchanan decided to end her story on that note.

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 21:21:23 GMT

For me, the only way to talk about this story without being reductive is to quote it: Sentences like, "He made love like an electric fence" and "Daffodil told Russet these tragics in pollen," to the ultimate gut-puncher, "to destroy what you most love. This is the tragedy of light," made me dizzy and still all at once. Thank you for sharing this.

Sat, 13 May 2017 11:48:59 GMT

This is a beautiful story.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:07:04 GMT

I really enjoyed reading this story. Love the potato and the ending. :)

Alyssa Jordan
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:57:40 GMT

Unique content and gorgeous writing!

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:35:59 GMT

BenjiRade pulled all my favorite lines already. Thank you for unfolding a new room in my brain and for doing it so beautifully.

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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:54:43 GMT

This story really stands on its own! From the personification of the Sun and the Daffodil, to the complexities about toxic relationships, this story really hits those marks! It was such a joy to read!