The Official Writing Challenge
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03/03/11
I appreciate you writing on this tough subject of abuse. I love your title and how you handled the closure of the dark past in your ending. You have an eye for details. And with alittle guidance from Jan's Writing Tips forum on settings and word choices, you will create more memorable pieces with ease.
03/04/11
Well written story. I liked how the MC started chipping away at the bitterness and the verse on the tombstone.
03/05/11
great story! bitterness is certainly time consuming. I love the contrast between the stones and the heart. lovely atmospheric description. I think bitterness will sometimes keep people away from visiting cemeteries and that frequent visiting does not signify bitterness. but for the purposes of crafting your tale it served its purpose. I engaged with your character.
03/09/11
I like your use of an angel, to offer God's wisdom, grace and love to the character. Abuse is all too often not dealt with in a Godly way or point of view. The world has no cure for it, no relief for it. Only God can heal that hurt. Keep writing!
03/10/11
congratulations on a well deserved first place! see you in the intermediate group !
03/10/11
Congratulations on your EC!
03/10/11
That was amazing! Congrats on coming first, well deserved.
03/10/11
Very well written and I loved the ending. Congratulations on your EC!
03/11/11
I am embarrassed here but I retract my "helpful" comment above on setting and word choices. I should be instead taking tips from the winning author. Congratulations.
03/13/11
I am so happy your piece won 1st place and ended up on the EC list.