The Official Writing Challenge
This article has been read 1729 times
Member Comments
Member
Date
11/04/06
A touching story of the past, and well written also.
11/05/06
Very Good! And a child shall lead them. If only "grown ups" could have the vision of children. Well written, loved it!
11/06/06
Good job, and historically accurate with no anachronisms. A painful period to read about, so your title of "hope" was perfect.
11/06/06
You did a good job writting about a sensetive time and place. I loved the ending especially - and I loved the little girls spunk.

Good dialogue and atmosphere. It makes the reader feel like they would like to have been there to do something about it too.

Good job!!!
11/07/06
I really enjoyed this story. Often, when people venture into the world of dialects, the reader tires of it and it intrudes with the story. Not so here. A seed is being planted and the reader knows it will bear much future fruit. It's neat to think that we are viewing the very beginning of a completely changed life! Thanks for putting a mirror to our past!
11/07/06
A very enjoyable story of hope. I loved how you shared your message from the perspective of a child. The dialect was well done and the piece was very well written. Great job!
11/07/06
The other level of hope is that Cynthia could hear the good news from Margarets lips. Well written historical piece. Finely drawn characters and strong sense of place.
11/08/06
An appropriate title for a great story. This was an enjoyable read.
This tugged at my heartstrings. You did a wonderful job developing your charcters, and I liked the dialogue as well. Very nice!
11/08/06
I loved the spirit and zeal of your character. I have a passion for historical fiction and you've done a terrific job with this piece. You pull the reader right into the era. A sad time in history; but I'm sure that there were many people who felt just like this little girl. The scripture reference was perfect. Great job!
11/08/06
This story reminded me of one of my all time favories, "Roots." What a unique take on the topic and very well written.
11/08/06
Magnificent! I'm another lover of historical fiction, and this was just beautifully done.
This is so realistic of plantation days. Enjoyed reading it.