The Official Writing Challenge
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11/16/06
Nice and creative
I really really like this one. It gets under the skin of the hopes and dreams of a new soon-to-be parent. I wonder whether you needed to develop the theme of mother as lifeguard more, to score well according to the competition rules. However, even knowing (as we do now) that the next theme would be parent, I think you were right to tackle this subject here, as even undeveloped, the idea of mother as lifeguard is very suggestive. It is fertile soil for lots more thoughts! Well done.
11/20/06
I was delighted by this story--very creative and original! It reminded me of when I was pregnant with my first daughter, and we'd read a book on how the newborn can hear everything the parents are saying, etc. I talked to her inside the womb, too--though not so eloquently!