The Official Writing Challenge
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A lot of emotion wrapped up in here. Good job and thanks for sharing this piece that is too true of so many children today.

Just a tip-next time add some extra spaces between paragraphs to make for eaiser reading. Good job!

Good job of conveying raw emotions. I was happy it ended with hope.
good stuff! spaces would be good so we can pause for breath in this powerful emotive peice. The personification of the alcohol and drugs as theives who stole away the authors childhood was very effective and the continuing love and loalty to a mother who was unwell is authentic. I also think the resignation to the writers own health problems also is authentic. I do hope this was fictional for your sake but it really drew me in to feeling empathy and compassion.