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03/15/07
This is beautiful - I hope that it's a true story. Well done.
03/15/07
I loved this story! Am very much interested in reading about people with autism, since I have a touch of it myself. It was exciting for me to read somebody else's story on faithwriters about this topic!

The characters came alive for me in this through the narrator's vivid descriptions of the little boy's behaviors (I also used to bang my fists together a lot, though for me that was an expression of pleasure}, and her own feelings for and about him. Very moving.

I have some good friends with assorted brain differences at a couple of nearby nursing homes, and one thing we all seem to have in common is a passion for music--especially for singing hymns!

Thanks for sharing!
03/15/07
The is absolutely beautiful. I have a 14-year-old grandson who is autistic. He has always liked music also, and is now taking guitar lessons. You have captured him perfectly. Great job!
You've touched a universal chord with this writing - a lesson of reaching out, not giving up, believing and knowing somehow, despite the quiet, a soul is listening. Wonderful job
03/15/07
Great story - it brought tears to my eyes! I love the name Joey since that is my son's name. It kept me interested throughout. Great writing!
03/16/07
This was amazing. So poignant, you had me captivated by the mom, Joey and the teacher. I have a lump in my throat. Bravo!
03/16/07
Wow.
03/16/07
Oh, what a delightful, charming and touching story. Enough to bring a lump to the throat & tear to the eye. Great story...hope it is non-fiction.
A beautiful story--start to finish! Well done!
Oh, I hope this places in E.C It should be published and available for lots of people to read. I loved the part about how hymns were his favorites. I just know the Sprit moves through hymns and touches and heals within. Great writing becuase it evokes such emotion.
What a wonderful story! I was so engrossed in the story that I wouldn't know if there were any errors. Very good piece in my opinion.
03/22/07
Great story! I loved this. Very realistic portrayal of an autistic child, a mom's struggles, and the teacher's doubts. Congratulations on your well-deserved win!
Glad to see you name up here in the winner's circle. Congratulations.