The Official Writing Challenge
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I really enjoyed this. I have a friend who lived in the desert and planted plastic flowers in her yard because real ones wouldn't grow. I liked the good deed in secrecy in the end. Some times secret actions are the biggest blessings to the heart of others. Thanks for this sweet story!
10/10/05
This is a delightful story! I'd love to know if it's true. Well-one.
10/10/05
That should be "well-done". Sorry. :-)
10/11/05
This was fun and sweet. I really like it. You get a double thumbs up and hope to see this in the editors favourites (hint, hint Deb :) ) I will remember this story for days to come (which is a good thing, trust me).
Great story!....It gives me a new appreciation for plastic flowers planted in the dirt. I never could understand why anyone would do that. Now everytime I see that I will think of this lovely heartwarming tale.
10/11/05
I enjoyed your story. It was a pleasure to read. Thanks!
10/12/05
Wow--terrific job! You've managed to paint quite a vivid picture of Agnes and her community. Excellent job injecting just the right amount of emotion without it becoming maudlin.
10/12/05
This story is very heartwarming. It's nice when people pull together to help someone other than themselves.
A wonderful portrait of how a lovely lady, and a great story of how one person can touch the lives of a whole community. Holds the reader very well, God bless.
What a sweet story. An enjoyable read. Well done.
10/17/05
A truly enjoyable entry. You've managed to show love and appreciation in this well-written stroy.
10/17/05
Deanna, this was lovely and I wanted to let you know that you ranked 8th in the Level 1 listings, which really is very good. You also ranked 29th overall - that's out of a total of 145 entries, so I think you really do deserve a pat on the back.

I really loved this story - it was delightful, and you painted the small town and Agnes on her porch beautifully. The only thing that let it down - slightly - was that the flow was a tiny bit stilted in parts, and you used Agnes' name a little too often. Try to think of alternatives instead. But really, these were relatively minor things. I know we're going to see a lot of wonderful things from you in the future. Keep up the great work.

With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)