The Official Writing Challenge
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Creatively told story. Good job!
wow that was halarious!!!! maybe fifty or so!!!!!!!
this calls for barbaras laugh---AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-HAhhaaaahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha
Easy on the grandfather is FBI...Full Blooded Italian...and his recipe for meatballs and spaghetti came from the secret family recipe book straight from Sicily. At least that's what I've been told... :):)

Kidding aside, although my grandfather really is a full blooded Italian who actually served in the Infantry in WWII, the story was very enjoyable to read. Growing up with an Italian heritage, I know well the tantalizing aroma of simmering home cooked meatballs and spaghetti that you described so well.
Sharon, I tried to respond to the private message you left for me but the email did not go thru. Just wanted to say I'm glad you were encouraged! That in turn encourages me. :-)
Hi Sharon. Just wanted to leave a quick note to let you know your entry, "Silly Spaghetti," actually did very well in the Europe Challenge. Although you didn't receive an award, you made it into the Highest Rankings for Level 1, placing 10th in that Level. Competition in Level 1 is always very intense, so well done.

If you'd like to check the highest rankings for yourself, you can find them here:

The highest rankings are posted every Thursday evening on the Message Boards.

You definitely deserve a pat on the back. Well done. With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)
Sharon: This is simply a delightful story. The title enticed me; the content kept me here. I like the way you have not forced your dialogue from the present to the explanation of "silly spaghetti." There was only a couple of things I noticed that needed to be checked by you. One is where you have used a quotation mark inside the comma or period and the other is where you seem to have an word that is unnecessary. I'm sorry I could not find it again before I started my review. If all your articles are as enjoyable as this one, I believe you will be published one day. Laura