The Official Writing Challenge
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02/15/07
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...
02/17/07
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!
02/17/07
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.
02/21/07
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.



02/21/07
Wow. I feel so sorry for the reporter and the knitting lady. You managed to make the whole thing seem so real. Kudos! ^_^
02/21/07
You drew me right in with this one. Well told with a powerful message at the end. Great job.
02/21/07
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!
02/21/07
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.