Comments on 'Hunters' Tales'

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Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2015-11-03
I had a lot of fun writing this, doing research into ancestors and trying to fit stories into the story. I do know that hunters often spend hours waiting, and could only imagine the benefit of sending - being able to share stories while waiting; especially when talking might scare prey away. The fact that Otter and Crackle told "happier" stories while the older elves told more tragic ones wasn't intentional, but looking back on it, I think it works really well. I think I had the most fun with Blacksnake's turn, though, turning his story into something in the moment. :)
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2015-03-30
Yeah, I really appreciated how you packed so much meta-commentary into this story-about-stories! I liked how the stories told reflected back on the tellers; and that Blacksnake's "story" was the least fanciful of all. ;-) But in particular, I liked how this illustrated the camaraderie amongst a hunting party, which cuts across lines of age and experience.
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2015-03-03
Interesting idea here. I like the ending, since it is a bit of a testament how the other stories come to be how the thought comes to mind that at some point in the future another group of elves will tell this story to each other.
Another slim observation I had was, I find it interesting that Crackle and Otter, both rather young, would tell stories that have more happy endings while the older huntresses tell their stories but reflect on the loss of those no longer with us. To me it made clear that elves indeed remember their fellow tribemates during time and the older once are more aware of "loss" while to Otter and Crackle this might still be a bit of an abstract thought that there once where elves called Wolfsister and Diver.
I also liked that Blacksnake is shown here as someone "making" stories rather then "telling" them.
Ingrid G.
New! Entered: 2015-02-26
I liked all the Ancestor stories! My favorite was when Blacksnake was about to tell one and then suddenly the story was their Real Life in the Now. Very nice Slice of Life vignette!
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