The Official Writing Challenge
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This is charming. It would be a great message story for kids.
This is my favorite line: “I think he’s just plain b-a-a-a-a-ad!” I chuckled when I read it. Well done.
09/20/07
Love it — a delightful story with endless application to other lambs we know and love, including me.
Awwww. I loved this story and Calamity Lamb. Great writing!
09/22/07
Delightful story for children - love the descriptions (and my favorite line is the same as Betty's!). Since you asked, my only suggestion would be to have the other lambs "learn a lesson" somehow about being rude and mean to Calamity Lamb. That seemed to leave me hanging just a bit, somehow. A lovely story with a lovely message.
09/23/07
This was such a sweet, warm story. It felt a little slow in the beginning, but once Calamity came on the scene everything picked right up and captivated me. Well done.
09/23/07
Very cute! Great kids' story that this adult enjoyed, too. :) Cat
The kid in me, often present, jumped and squealed with Calamity. My grandkids would love this.
So creative---this would make an excellent devotional for kids!
This brought a smile to me today. Thank-you. There is a place for everyone, regardless of how we're put together. Congratulations on your placement with this wonderful writing! Loren
09/27/07
Congratulations on your EC. I love the dialogue between the sheep -- very fun to read. Great message.
09/27/07
I loved this. In New Zealand, sheep outnumber people 10 to 1. I will certainly think of Calamity next time I pass some on the road!
09/28/07
Oh, this reads like a perfect classic! I sure hope you can find just the right illustrator and turn this into a children's book (that adults will enjoy, too. I want a copy or two when you do!). I'm so glad I came calling to thank you for leaving a comment on my "Proposals" story. I really appreciate it.
This was an outstanding children's story, just delightful.
Sharlyn, get yourself an illustrator and publish this for kids! Deelight-full--from the internal rhyme of Calamity Lamb's name to the adorable interaction between all the animals. Congrats!