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Old March 19 2009, 10:38 PM   #5
mirandafave
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Re: Ad Astra contest entry: The Exile

A dedication to service is perhaps to be expected as a motivation to serve in Starfleet but to link that dedication in part to faith and thus part of the motivation is an unusual take. However, it is a take that works extremely effectively, especially when written so compellingly.

The characters of Sam and Mendral have a mutual connection, a bond they probably fear to show to others. The exile in the story could be either one. There is a beautiful symmetry to your writing.

Again, a wonderful piece of writing Nerys.
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