The Official Writing Challenge
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Oh, what a treat! You had me all the way. Reconditioned mice! What a hoot! It's great to end a hectic day with a laugh. Thanks ...laughter IS the best medicine!
I can tell by your story that this was a hard assignment, being NORMAL.
09/16/07
Absolutely hilarious!
09/17/07
Ha! This is entertaining and funny! I like the sentence about WANTING there to be a rat. Clever, but not normal writing, thank goodness.
Love your MC voice and your humor. This is delightful!
09/19/07
What fun! I love love love your voice (as usual) - perfect title in more ways than one. You should do stand-up!
A delightful "tongue-in-cheek" story. For a while I was thinking, and probably still am, that Matilda is actually an alter ego. "Faking normal is hard"...what a great line.
09/20/07
Got a smile out of that. Yet underneath the gentle satire I can see some slightly sad truth. e.g. "..faking normal is hard work.." I liked that bit about the limp as well.
Have you ever written for magazines? Your style kind of has that feel about it. I reckon you outshine any columnist I've ever read.