Criticism can be a very powerful and valuable tool if you understand how to give it, and more importantly, how to accept it.
A stylistic writing challenge
Rich Romans raised fish in private pools at their villas. A favorite fish was lamprey, a parasitic fish which sucks off blood and flesh but made an excellent meal. A particuarly gruesome punishment for slaves was to be thrown into the lamprey pool, where their flesh was ripped from the bone by swarms of the jawless fish.