The Official Writing Challenge
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02/14/08
I memorized this poem in 8th grade. It still inspires me! I really enjoyed this story.
02/14/08
Your writing is superb. If you could find a way to nail the topic with the central message, it would be absolutely perfect for the challenge. I hope this piece gets published. Again, it is VERY well-written.
02/14/08
Your writing is so rich. I don't think you are off-topic. I think the message in your writing is present, but in a more subtle way.

I would love to study history through the eyes of real-life people, as you do here. Wonderful reading!
02/15/08
A great piece of writing! Thank you. I enjoyed your weave of poetry into the story line adding to the emotional moment.
02/15/08
Your title attracted me. I believe your story fits the topic, subtly. It is a 'good' story, well told, and suggests a fuller story in the background. Congratulations.
02/16/08
Great piece. I like how you wove the poem into the story. This looks like the start of a longer story. Keep writing.
02/17/08
Well done.
02/17/08
This is an excellent entry!
Loved it...love the poem.
Great job... great display of your gift.
02/17/08
I, too, like how you wove the poem in to the story, as well as your unique take on the topic.
While his and others financial ruin is a bit more than spilt milk, and contemplating suicide a bit more than crying, you illustrated the proverb well, and are by no means alone in utilizing a more serious loss to make the point.
02/21/08
Congratulations on Highly Commended!!!
02/21/08
Dear sweet Mary - Another win! I'm so thrilled I could just warble like a canary. I can't wait to read your next entry!