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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Actions Speak Louder than Words" (without using the actual phrase). (02/21/08)

TITLE: Love Letter
By Kori Philipp


Psst! Hey, remember me? Yah me, tucked away over here in the corner of your basement. Iím sure youíre a little surprised to be hearing from me so soon, especially since our relationship is usually just seasonal. But I think you should know something; it gets a little cold and lonely down here in the basement. Do you think you could come down and visit me once in a while? I feel soÖabandoned, and useless.

I thought we had an agreement anyway when you brought me down here, that you would be spending a lot more time with me, not less. You even said you were looking forward to our long walks together. What ever happened to that idea?

Now, I hardly ever see you. At least when I was upstairs in the bedroom, I felt like I served a purpose. Ok, you and I both know I wasnít designed to be a clothes rack, but you have to admit, I was useful for a while. I didnít mind being dusted off from time to time either. At least I got some attention from you and I saw you more often.

I miss the electricity when weíre together! We are quite a team. But, I just donít feel the energy when Iím not plugged in. Is any of this striking a cord with you? I think I need an outlet; somebody to talk to, to help me find that spark again.

Like any good relationship, thereís bound to be a little dust that gets in the way. I donít know if youíve noticed lately, but the dust between us looks more like tumbleweed! Itís definitely going to have to be cleared away if we want everything between us to work.

I want you to know that Iíve appreciated your previous attempts at providing me with company down here, but itís just not working out. The weight bench talks about things that are too heavy for me and heís constantly pressing me for information. The balance ball on the other hand is just too much of an airhead, who refuses to even come out of the closet. So, I guess what I am trying to say to you is this; I miss you and I want you back!


Your Treadmill

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nicole wian02/28/08
Very cute and funny. Maybe you could have added the treadmill overhearing the person talking to someone else about how they intended to start using it again, to get back with the weight loss program. Then it would have illustrated the topic a bit more. But I still saw it.
Marlene Austin02/28/08
Interesting slant on the topic. Cute personification of the tredmill.
Lynn Jacky03/02/08
Hi I like your story. Great work. Interesting slant. Keep writing.
Arlene Showalter 03/02/08
very creative...unfortunately I have a treadmill that says the same thing from time to time! Keep developing that creativity!
Seema Bagai 03/03/08
Clever and funny. A few small punctuation errors. Keep writing.
terri tiffany03/03/08
Wonderful play on words! I loved this!
Joanne Sher 03/03/08
SO clever and fun! I'll bet this was a blast to write. Keep writing!
LauraLee Shaw03/04/08
VERY creative. You did a good job of building up the clues to the conclusion. A bit too convicting, however. :)
Joshua Janoski03/04/08
I like the creative wording. It's nice to see a fun topic like this. I laughed several times while reading it. Keep up the clever writing.