The Official Writing Challenge
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Oh wow. I don't tear up easily with short stories. But this one did it. You touched the emotions - love, fear, commitment, sorrow, surrender ... terrific job!
I'll have to echo Donna here - this is wonderful writing that touches the heart. Great job.
Wow! What a powerful story! It was an attention grabber from start to finish. Congratulations on a great entry!
This is an exquisitely beautiful piece of writing. So many, many gorgeous of the best that I've read in a long time.
Too realistic . . wow, well done, gripping. Flows well, and has a feel of grief and happiness.
This story would make a great novel. I'd like to read much, much more. Perhaps have Chelsea taken hostage and follow her through the day she breaks free from her abductors. Excellent writing!
Oh WOW ... such a powerful story. Very well done, very well thought out -- a story that captures the reader from the beginning. Excellent. :)
This made me sad. It reminds me of what missionaries face daily. Great job.
I LOVED your ending - and everything else in this story! So gripping and real and vivid. Congratulations!
The progression in this story was excellent but my favourite part was the freeze-frame when the mother heard the news. The transition from quiet intimacy to awful shock was vivid. Very well done.