TQR Confidential

Friday, August 30, 2013

THE ASSASSIN OF GOD not quite deadly enuf for review in Terminal...

Bonjour, Messieurs Pelot et Shreve:

Thank you for your recent submission, The Assassin of God, for consideration by our illustrious albeit rarely known ezine, TQR.

The subject of your submission intrigues, mais oui, it does. That the VC is an adept and worthy craftsmen would be obvious to anyone who read these find words, of this I have no doubt.

That said, the monkey's tail has been quite unyielding this quarter. Not much has come close to moving the fine hairs that protect his sensitivity. The Assassin of God comes close, messieurs, but I must advise that it does not touch the great Monkey. Not this time.

May we see your work come our way again, j'espere?

Do not be discouraged. Perhaps I have saved you a bitter slaying at the hands of the ruthless Terminali this round.

We appreciate your interest in our project here at TQR and do sincerely hope you will think of us again for future submissions.

Best regards,

Dep braves Terminali ire by sending up THE CURSE OF KALI

Bonjour, Monsieur:

Merci for thinking to submit your weird and intense tale to us for consideration here at TQR, musty e-zine of the ghetto with tasty bakery nearby.

Salut! I have deemed that your cap is strong enough to withstand the rabid bite of the present team residing within the upper halls of the Terminal. Beware, they are nasty.

Bon chance, and remember that no matter how The Curse of Kali fares, it is a fine and worthy piece of work and you, dear VC, a crafty craftsman.

We appreciate your interest in TQR. Let's see what happens.


Gabrielle DePlancher

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Dep promotes Monsieur Hall's THE PORTRAIT

Bonjour, Monsieur Hall:

I must be quick, before a certain haunting possibility closes in upon me following my completion of your ordinary/extraordinary work, The Portrait, as recently submitted for our review here at TQR.

Bravo, Chris Hall. Henry/Hank is a character who sets out with a goal and, against all possibility----at least in this realm-----achieves it.

How strange! How unbelievable yet just believable enough to inspire a reader to drift along with you and your handsome Hank to accept the whole thing as plausible.

Surely odd love, the kind that is the utmost in unattainable, is also one of the most desirable, Monsieur.

In plain language, I grant you this ticket, cher whimsical one. The Portrait will be recommended for further scrutiny by my colleagues who reside in the upper floors of TQR. Beware. For they may or may not be kind. It is the chance you must take.

Bon chance! Watch for commentary from The Terminal when it opens in a few short weeks.

Merci for your submission. We do appreciate your interest in our hop-a-long rag, the graceful TQR. G. DePlancher The Floor