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Great story. We could "see" it all.

We all need stories like this to remind us to treat others like we would like to be treated. (Love them like we would like to be loved.)

It was such a good, simple lesson or example that I forgot to look for ways to improve. Sorry.
Great message. "Do unto others..." Perhaps it would have been even more powerful if Ashley's conflict between her normal human response to her friend's unknown dilemma (the TP) and what she knew was right to do was brought out more. You could have lingered right there, showing the conflict raging inside her. Just a thought.

Good job of relating a realistic incident. Keep up the good work.
Ah - the old "tit for tat" situation. Well presented and a delight to read. . .

Please "throw a brick" for others to enjoy, comment and support your writing:

Hebrews 10:26-31 KJV
What a joy! Congratulations on your well-deserved win!

Love & Hugs in, through and because of Jesus, the Christ,

Judi Hebrews 10:26-31 KJV
I love this story because it is so realistic. Many of us have those flashes of pettiness. It's important to remember what it feels like to walk a mile in another's shoe. (especially with toilet paper dragging behind!)

I noticed you did the same exact thing I did this week--switch your character's name from April to Amy. I reread mine and read it allowed and still missed it until it was too late. If I hadn't procrastinated and waited to the last minute, I would have let the story set for a bit and reread it with fresh eyes.

The only other red ink I'd recommend is allow your wonderful words to do your exclaiming for you and save exclamation points for dialog. Also contractions like couldn't instead of could not (in the first line) will sound more natural as it seems to be coming from your MC's thoughts and most people speak with contractions. (It's hard because in school it's drilled into our head not to use contractions in formal writing, but in stories like these it sounds unnatural. :))

You did a wonderful job on this and I'm eagerly awaiting more stories from you next year as you move up to level two. You have a nice way with making your characters come to life. You definitely were on topic and did it in a way we can all relate to.

Over the break, check out Jan's Writing Basics in the forums. She gives excellent advice and has many threads that are helpful for all levels of writers.
Nice way to present a timeless truth. Congratulations on your 1st place ribbon.