I just received my semi-finalist critique from Dave Farland.
I probably shouldn’t share it here, at least the comments on particular aspects of the story, but I hope it’s not wrong to indulge myself in sharing a few gratifying comments:
“The competition was tough, and this came very close to being a finalist.”
“There is a grace and smoothness to your writing that is a bit unusual.”
“Still, you held me all the way through, and in the end I had to choose between this story and some other pieces in making my final cut.”