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11/30/06
I loved this story! The title drew me in right away--I love the name "Marigold Rumplebottom," which fits the eccentric main character perfectly!

Great character portrayal--also enjoyed the many specific and vivid descriptions. My favorites: "a pround sapling surrounded by a field of drooping corn" and "bounced up to him in a flurry of lace and frills." I could just see her. Great job!
12/01/06
The title of this definitely dre wme in, and the story kept me glued. This was SO fun and delightful. I especially loved the line about the ears of corn also. Mrs. Rumplebottom was so delightfully and fully characterized. I loved her, and this story!
12/02/06
I also loved this eccentric soul, and I can empathize with that poor pastor. What a great character study! Great work!
12/04/06
Fun story! (Great eye-catching title)
You've created a fun, eccentric character in a handful of words - very well done.
What can I suggest to you? The opening paragraph has to hook your reader. This one didn't it - I almost got away (and would have missed a fun story.) What else? oh AGM - I have no idea what that is.
I love the character with her eccentric behavior and name. Well done.

Great use of irony--the pastor bemoaning having to resort to Rumplebottom, only to have her back out. Fun.
12/07/06
I would like to break with tradition and make a comment of my own. I have been thrilled to bits by the comments my story has received – both the valid criticisms and the very specific comments on the story’s strengths. My heartfelt thanks go to those who took the trouble to help me further develop my abilities as a writer