The Official Writing Challenge
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03/16/07
I enjoyed reading this, and I thought the twist with the title was very clever. A great message about God timing and gifts. Also, if true, this story will be a nice keepsake for your family.
03/18/07
Encouraging story. Especially to mothers who are trying to get their children to live for God and be in his service with their talents. Good writing.
03/18/07
I appreciate the mother's insight. I wonder how many gifted children may have given up their talent out of frustration with teaching methods. Your story is well-constructed and encouraging.
03/19/07
I really enjoyed this story! I could see everything and feel with both the mother and the son--espcially their frustration over the teaching methods that didn't fit Jonathan's learning style. I can identify with this, having both gone through it myself as a child and seen it happen with my daughters.

Beautiful imagery! My favorite phrase: describing the piano as "now a place to catch clothing." I liked the symbolism of hope presented by the mother later on removing that clothing and replacing it with a cloth. Great job!

Satisfying ending.