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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Step(s) (11/29/12)

TITLE: There Was A Girl
By Roxanne Howard


In the past I see a lonely girl who was not sure of where she was going or who she was.

Believing that there was nothing special about her or remotely interesting. Not close to being pretty

or even kind of cute, more of a very plain Jane kind of girl. Sometimes she felt invisible. Just going

through life day after day. No one even knew she was there.

As she got older, things changed but not for the better. People seem to start noticing her but for all the

wrong reasons. People she thought she could trust let her down big time.

How can they just do what they want and get mad if you donít want to ďplay their game?Ē

At one point in her life, someone was determined to take her innocence, while on the other

hand someone was telling her she wasnít worth the air she breathe.

People can be so cruel.

Even when someone said they loved her, they had a strange way of showing it.

Well, overall she kept to herself, only spoke when spoken to and always had a smile on

her face. Never let them see the pain, never looked defeated.

Now some years later she looked backed on her life and asked GOD, why? Why did this happen? Why

did he do that to me? Why did she say that about me?

GOD answered:

My child,

donít spend your time on why this happened or that happened, it happened. Time to stop looking back

and start looking forward. Everything you went through, I was always with you. You were never alone.

Iíve been with you since day one and have never left your side. I knew you before you were born. I love

you unconditionally and that will never change.

You may weep for a night but joy comes in the morning. You are still here, you made it through the storm

as I held you close.

No matter what other people may think or say about you. I am your Father and see you as a star, so step

into your destiny.

Never forget you are magnificently made.

Your season has come and itís time for you to blossom. Time for you to spread your wings, time to shine

your light. I have work for you to do.

The past is just that, the past and there it should stay. Stop looking back; start living each day as it comes.

Let me order your steps. Change your outlook on life. The best is yet to come.

Today is a new start and your future is blessed.

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/08/12
This is beautiful. I think all of us have a scared little girl or boy deep inside. I could feel the pain in the MC's word.

You had some tiny technical stuff like the weird spacing(Press preview before you hit submit so you can see the way your story will look to the reader and then you may have to go back and manually delete or add the spacing)Little things like missing quotation marks or typos can be picked up by a challenge buddy or a critique group (if you need help in finding one, PM me and I'll try to help)

The things I just mentioned are little things and shouldn't have a huge impact on your story. I really think you did a nice job of showing God's love and that he may very likely be speaking to someone at this minute through your words. Nice job.
C D Swanson 12/11/12
The concept and storyline were very good. It held a lot of poignant moments, and a lot of truths.

God bless~