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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Great (07/06/06)

TITLE: Typical
By Andrea Hargrove
07/07/06


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It was a typical Sunday that I met with my friend, Melanie, and we shared a typical lunch and conversation. My thoughts, however, centered mostly on that morning’s service and the message, which had to do with the greatness of God, which was reflected in creation… his plan for salvation…

“…but she cut it way too short, and now I don’t think I’ll be able to pull it back into a ponytail.”

“It’ll grow out.” My response was purely reflexive – one of those comments that had to be made. For the most part, though, I let Mel do the talking.

“I hope so. I don’t want it to get my way as I’m trying to do yard work or anything. Besides, Mike likes girls with long hair, and I really want him to ask me out. John and Matt both say he’s thinking about it.”

She paused to take a drink of her soda, and I used that time to take a big breath and relax. Normally, I didn’t mind this chatter. There really wasn’t anything wrong with it; it was just…

“Isn’t it great?”

I plastered a smile on my face and agreed with as much as enthusiasm as I could manage.

…Typical.


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Lynda Schultz 07/13/06
Too bad Mel didn't get the message! And unfortunately that is all too typical. I'd like to see you make this longer - what you have is good stuff.
Jan Ackerson 07/17/06
I agree with Lynda--this little piece shows a lot of potential. With additional material, you could highlight the gap between your narrator's thoughts about God, and Mel's prattling. This story shows that you have a flair for writing and for the ironic.
Trina Courtenay07/18/06
A 'great' start! I would've like to read more.
Philip Barnes07/18/06
I feel your frustration. How sad it is to live in a great world made by a great God and never notice.