The Official Writing Challenge
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11/10/06
Thanks for your courage in writing this story. Whether or not it is true, it is an accurate portrayal of a difficult issue. In this case, the child was more fortunate than most, in that he had two adults willing to hear and believe him. Well-written.
11/12/06
Powerful and well-written article. I had a few questions that could be clarfied in a final edit. I admired Sammy's grace even through his pain. The faith of a child...very moving.
11/12/06
Great job at conveying the emotions of a child who desperately needs an emotional healing for an abuse.
11/12/06
Well done with a sensitive subject.
11/12/06
Oh, this was so sad but touching. Very convincing and well written. It's sad to think that this kind of thing happens but I agree with the poster that said it's fortunate that Sammy had two adults who listened to him and believed him. This was well done. Thanks for sharing it!
11/13/06
This one tore my heart out. You did an exceptional job with a VERY sensitive subject. The reactions of EVERYONE seemed right on - and I was AMAZED at Sammy's faith. This one will linger in my mind for a long time!
11/15/06
I almost didn't want to finish reading this, but I just had to. (That's a good thing...you evoked some powerful emotions in me.)
This was very well written, and in my opinion, one of the best pieces I've read on the doctor/nurse subject so far.
11/18/06
There needs to be writing on sensitive subjects like this. Thanks for stepping out with your pen on such a sensitive subject. This piece really grabs the heart. Great job.
11/22/06
This was POWERFUL. I was totally there with you. Having had a child who was sexually abused, it was all too familiar to me. The viewpoint you chose was excellent and not often used: a physician whose son was there. That physician became so much like us: on the fringes and horrified. It was much more powerful this way, I think. Perhaps because I, too, have been on that fringe. This was a very realistic piece capturing the horror of abuse.