The Official Writing Challenge
This article has been read 399 times
Member Comments
Member
Date
01/25/13
Your opening paragraph grabbed me and your description of Mammie kept me. She reminds me of my grandmother. You did a great job of showing a family's love for a quirky woman.
01/25/13
This made me smile wide. I enjoyed all aspects of this piece from beginning to end.

God bless~
Such an adorable story. I enjoyed this so much. Mammie was set in her ways.
01/29/13
The characterization of Mammie is very well done. I was expecting some sort of kicker at the end; you built up some tension but it fizzled without a pop. Excellent writing otherwise--good dialog writing skills and attention to detail.
This is such a moving story. You drew me in immediately with your conflict. I also thought your characters had death and seemed quite real. This took me back to my grandmother who knew she would be dying very soon. She wasn't afraid at all and even planned her own funeral. I almost fell off the chair with laughter when she told the funeral director that she didn't want a white lining in her casket because it makes you look dead. I also liked your take on two types of rest--Grandma is resting in peace and you were looking for the rest of the meds. Nicely done and so clever. :)
01/30/13
Oh, what a wonderful story! You reminded me of my struggle with my mom during her last years while she battled Alzheimer's. Her medicine was one of the things my brothers and I fretted over all the time. It's very hard dealing with dementia in a parent, but you added some beautiful touches of humor in this story. I loved the part about the Derringer in her purse. Good job!
Congratulations for ranking 7th in level two!