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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Current Affairs (06/07/12)

TITLE: Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
By LaRue Kendrick


“What are you thinking about, Pal?” said Pet.
“I am just thinking it would be nice if our living facility weren’t so close to the noisy television set right there.”
“Why do you say that, Pal?”
“Because I don’t like what we have to listen to when it’s blaring away. It’s tribal wars in the Congo – wherever that is; it’s Al Qaeda blowing people to bits. Who is Al Qaeda, anyway? He ought to have a good whippin!”
“That is ugly stuff, all right,” said Pet.
“And then there’s all that hanky-panky on television sometimes. People running around with someone they have no business being with and doing what they have no business doing. Don’t they know how good it is to be true to their life’s mate….like you and me, Pet?”
“It doesn’t look like it, that’s for sure,” agreed Pet.
“Oh, there they go again, talking about bombs going off, people fighting about who has the best plan for the economy, blah, blah, blah!”
“Crazy, crazy, they’re all crazy!” screeched Pal out loud.
“Calm down, silly bird!” cawed Pet in her finest voice.
“If our providers acted like that, I’d give ‘em a good peck every time they stuck a finger in here, or better yet, grab a nose!” declared Pal to Pet.
“Calm down, silly bird!” spoke Pet. “You are going to break out in a rash if you don’t think about something else.”
“You’re right,” agreed Pal. “It would seem those television people don’t have a Savior like our folks here have. If they did, they would act differently, and they would be a lot easier to look at too.”
“Do you mean they really don’t know Jesus?” responded Pet. “I can’t imagine….no Jesus to calm their fears, to guide them to do the right things, to be with them in whatever life gives them. No wonder they talk about all those gruesome things.”
“I have a good idea, Pet,” announced Pal. “Let’s increase our vocabulary, I mean the words that we say to people. Like, we could say ‘Good boy’ and ‘Atta girl’ to let our feeder fillers know we appreciate the way they live and treat us.”
“That’s a great idea, Pal!” agreed Pet. “And we could even say, ‘Jesus saves’ and ‘God lives!’ Maybe somehow that would make a difference, at least to us. It would give us a better peace.”
“That’s right, and the more we declare the truth, the better chance it will reach someone who needs to hear it. Let’s do it!” said an excited Pal.
“Jesus saves. God lives!” they both proudly declared.

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Laura Manley06/08/12
This certainly was an original take on this week's Challenge topic. My only suggestion to you is that you double space your paragraphs. It is difficult to follow the story when it is single spaced. I think you had a great story involving the birds trying to get the attention of the humans referred to. Wouldn't it be nice if birds could speak on behalf of Jesus? Very nicely done!
Genia Gilbert06/10/12
This is fun, and yet has a great message. Space between paragraphs would make it even more enjoyable to read. I liked this entry a lot.
lynn gipson 06/13/12
This is about the cutest thing I ever did read...Seriously, my favorite yet. God bless and great writing!
Nancy Bucca06/14/12
This is really neat, written from a bird's perspective, and so creative too. I liked it very much.