I read a review someone did recently here which spoke about comma splices. So I went and read up a bit about comma splices. I think I understand them but want to make sure. I believe the below sentence is a comma splice since the words before the comma can stand alone as their own sentence and those after the comma can too. I like him, I don't like her. Now here is a sentence I just found in the story I am writing: Maikel's anger faded, replaced by concern. I don't think it is a comma splice since the words that come after the comma are not a complete sentence. However, I now have doubts that it is a correct sentence. Can someone tell me if the second sentence is also considered a comma splice? Is the second sentence OK or should I avoid writing sentences like it?