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Haunting and sad.
For some reason, I wanted more. I wanted a "she lived happily ever" ending. Why do I feel unfulfilled? The sadness is a little too much. Maybe it's the guilt I feel...
This is amazingly well-written - and convicting. I also would have loved a nice ending with a bow - but I am glad you didn't give it to me. That would have been too easy on my conscience. Instead, I am putting myself in that reporter's shoes and feeling convicted - and hopefully changing something in my life, and the world!
Very inteligent, timely entry. I like a story that is so well written, the author can trust the reader to write the ending. great job. God bless.
Such a haunting story. You caused me to identify with the reporter, and in the end I didn't want to any more, but there I was anyway! Powerful!
Good story. Glad you didn't give us a complete ending. You reminded me though, that when God shows us something, he usually wants US to do something about it.
Fantastic! Those three words: why don't you? are a sermon in themselves. Loved the open ending! This is a great story!
This is touching. Aood commentary on disaster, loss, and the ways we overcome them. It's inspiring to remember that recovery comes one person at a time...really, one comment, one gesture at a time.

Agencies are necessary and supportive, but mercy is ultimately extended eye-to-eye, hand-to-hand.

Very compelling.

Wow. I feel so sorry for the reporter and the knitting lady. You managed to make the whole thing seem so real. Kudos! ^_^
You drew me right in with this one. Well told with a powerful message at the end. Great job.
With sadness and devastation as part of the lives around us, your story brings to light that much is expected of we Christians to uplift and minister. Great job!
I was a Communications major with full intent of a journalistic pursuit until what I now know was God asking me the same questions you raised with this story. This was so well done, haunting, convicting, and just all around excellent.