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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Bookends (01/30/14)

TITLE: Questions
By Dixie Eddy
02/05/14


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Bookends: saying a thing at the beginning and at the end, two objects to hold an upright stack of books together, a literary site online, and lastly, an article on the word “bookends.”
I imagine the people who read the submissions posted here are both competent and selective. I imagine them reading the first line or perhaps paragraph, and determining acceptance or rejection based on spelling, grammar, and interest initially. I also imagine them reading this article and saying;
“…uh, no, we carefully read each post giving each writer his due. “
If so that is good. That is what would be expected of a Christian site.
I wonder in particular about the process of choosing the topic for the writing challenge. Is it random, by vote, someone putting a blindfold on and opening the dictionary, putting finger to page ? How did they come up with the word “bookend?” I mean, it isn’t exactly a word that inspires. And maybe that is the whole point, to force the writer to write in an inspiring manner on a dull word and on a deadline.
“Deadline,” now that is an interesting word, more interesting than “bookend” for sure. Hey, I know, lets let the writers pick a topic, not just a random word to sweat blood on. You know, topics like: “why I chose my wife or husband” or “what I think about the current culture of Christendom?”
Maybe even a culturally relevant topic such as the current massacre of Christians in Syria? Too heavy? Okay, well then let’s go back to arbitrary selections like the word “bookends.” You know, like saying a thing at the beginning and at the end, two objects to hold an upright stack of books, a literary site online, and lastly, an article on the word…..?


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CD Swanson 02/06/14
Your questions and emotions were palpable in this "inquisitive piece" --one of which I'm sure many wonder at one time or another.

Thank you for your honesty in this entry.

God bless~
Sara Harricharan 02/08/14
This made me smile. Great job with the light humor woven through this piece. I've been trying to figure out the theme this quarter too--I know there's one for every quarter, but it's rarely what I think it is.

Short and sweet, I liked the chosen POV and the way you managed to tie the ending to your opening.

Just a tip, "lets" should be "Let's" because it is an abbreviation of "let us" ;)

Great job and thanks for sharing!
Larry Whittington02/08/14
I liked your final words: non-fiction.

This writing shows true feeling. It came from your heart - that could be felt.

This is what writing is for - to express what is ones heart.

It also shows something else: bravery. I may have at times felt the same but what I have done is just not written anything on the topic.

The questions you posed may or may not need answers. I don't know. It is not up to me.

I just enjoyed your writing skill and gumption you showed by expressing your feelings.