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Title: The Picnic Reviewer: ansinico Signed

A good WHI/B ... Is a body born with bad seed or has circumstance made it so?  Seems both Charles and Adam had the measure of Eden. Whereas Katherine for the sake of a quiet life turned a blind eye. 

Thought provoking indeed!

Author's Response:

Thanks for taking the time to read, ansi. Like you, I like prequels.

Date: 06/09/2020 - 02:52 am [Report This]
Title: The Picnic Reviewer: Sierras Signed

Wow! Your story is riveting! I watched the episode earlier this evening. I wanted to watch it before I read your story. Your story really gives a foreboding of what is to come. The ending left me with chills. No wonder Adam felt very concerned about Eden.

Author's Response:

Thank you for reading my entry, Sierras. I too, watched the episode before I wrote this and paid close attention to Eden's background and Adam's response to Katherine. I was concerned my story moved too slowly so I'm happy the plodding plot didn't dampen yout enjoyment. : )

Date: 06/06/2020 - 11:40 pm [Report This]
Title: The Picnic Reviewer: Elizabeth Holmes Signed

An intriguing short story about a very sick little boy.    Unfortunately, Ben's influence was limited in counteracting the impact of the boy's home.

Author's Response:

Thank you for the review, Elizabeth. Unfortunately, the problem was in Eden; his home life was a response to his actions. But Ben tried in the episode to help.

Date: 05/28/2020 - 07:28 pm [Report This]
Title: The Picnic Reviewer: Pt29646 Signed

A chilling story, and it explains more about Eden's personality than the episode. Psychopath? Sociopath? I'm not sure of the right word, but Eden reminds me of the child killer from <i>The Bad Seed</i>. Well told, Adamant.

Author's Response:

Thank you! There was definitely something wrong with Eden; he didn't see things as others did or feel the same things. Ah, yes, The Bad Seed! "I have the sweetest mother, the prettiest mother!" Eden came close to that in the way he talked to his mother. :-D  Thank you for reading and reviewing. 

Date: 05/04/2020 - 01:48 pm [Report This]
Title: The Picnic Reviewer: Tahoe Lee Signed

This is a very interesting story.  I thought Katherine and Eden's relationship was a bit strange in the episode.  She was over-protective and seemed way too eager to defend him at every turn.

I like the exploration into all of their relationships and the hints at Eden's personality.  Very unique, very good.

Adam seen something that day that no one else had seen.

I feel like watching "My Son, My Son" once again with this thought-provoking backstory fresh in my mind.

You did a great job.  A picnic is a perfect setting for spring.  


Author's Response:

I'm glad you find the reationship between the Saunders and the Carwrights as interesting as did I. Katherine was defensive when it came to Eden so I figured it must have started early. And a little episode such as the one that happened in the story, woould explain why Adam is so leery of Eden in "My Son, My Son".  I decided Adam would keep the picnic incident to himself because what did he really see? Sometimes one's perception is different than what actually happened and Adam wouldn't want to besmirch Eden's reputation over what could have been benign.

I watched the eisode again before I wrote this and paid particular atention to the things Eden said, Ben's face and Adam's reactions to Katherine, etc.. Thanks, Tahoe Lee, for reading and reviewing.

Date: 04/20/2020 - 05:32 pm [Report This]
Title: The Picnic Reviewer: Tracy Signed

A lovely spring day, some delicious food, and friends making the most of getting together after a long winter. What could go wrong . . .?

This is an intriguing WHB (What Happened Before) story with a familiar cast of characters, and if you ask me, the prequel begs at least one more sequel! I'd love to learn more about what makes Eden tick.

Well done, Adamant.

Author's Response:

I know this is your challenge and that you therefore, have to read the stories, but I appreciate your interest in the subject matter of Eden and his relationship with the C's. I found it odd that in the episode, none of the sons said anything about Eden showing sociopathic tendencies as a boy and he must have been with them many times. But in the episode, Adam was concerned and reluctantly did as Katherine asked; he must have had a clue from past days---and the picnic.

Date: 04/20/2020 - 11:36 am [Report This]
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