Reviews for Living for the Needle
asgardclone chapter 1 . 8/20/2015
Really well-written piece. Makes sense that a child might be scared after they see their sibling become a killer: just one more way to break the "victors"...good insight there.
Taywen chapter 1 . 5/1/2012
I liked that the protagonist's means of escaping from the horrible reality of his victory didn't necessarily guarantee, well, escaping it. He still gets visions or flashbacks of his own Games, and short of dying or killing himself, he will never escape.

Your piece was short, but I don't think that was necessarily a bad thing. The writing was descriptive without being excessively purple. I don't think more detail would have been amiss, but as is the story had a clear progression and a strong ending.

I enjoy fics about the less glamorous victors, and this was no exception. :) Thanks for entering!

The Lady Cloudy chapter 1 . 4/21/2012
It was a little bit too short for my taste and it seemed rather rushed. Maybe if you'd drawn the story out a little bit more it appealing, but other than that it was alright. No huge spelling problems, so it was fine in the mechanics department. Just too short, however that's only my opinion.