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07/20/06
You did an swesome job with the battling voices. I found myself wanting to know more about the reason behind the estrangement from her daughter. Very moving story.
07/21/06
Interesting story. At first I thought the daughter ran away. Now I'm wondering why the mother was so against the daughter's marriage. Perhaps a few words to give us a hint would have been nice. Well written overall.
07/22/06
Wow! That's amazing! Maggie could have been my mother. Those are just the sorts of thoughts I'm sure she has, although she hasn't been in therapy or tried to kill herself. So much pain. If only Maggie could realize how much her actions and unforgiveness hurt those around her. But life doesn't always have happy endings. Thank you for sharing this. You've given me a new perspective on my own relationship with my mother.
Very emotional stuff here. I too would have liked to know what the daughter did to cause such pain, especially when the father said they were happy. However, you conveyed the pain Maggie was feeling very acutely. Well done.