The Official Writing Challenge
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11/24/07
Very fun! And such a horrifying moment for his son, I'm sure. Would have loved to be a fly on the wall during that "at home" conversation. LOL
11/24/07
Oh, what a riot! I hope you were the audience or the pastor, and not the kid! This was just a fun read. hehehe
11/25/07
Ooops! This is really funny, and even funnier knowing it actually happened! Poor PK, though. He'll NEVER live that down! (I knew some PK's who could have done this.)
11/25/07
Very funny!
This was very entertaining, and I love that it's true. I would like to know how that converation went at home.
11/27/07
What a wonderfully inept pastor – bores everyone with the notices, tells bad jokes, and doesn’t notice that no one is paying attention to his sermon. No wonder his son preferred a game of solitaire! So often we put pastors on a pedestal – how refreshing to come across one who is all too human!
11/27/07
Nice writing style - kept my attention and good voice.
11/27/07
How funny! You've told it very well!!
Too funny! I love this true story. What a riot.
11/27/07
Oh dear! When I read your author's note, I just cringed with mortification...but in a very good way, because this is marvelous writing and characterization.
11/27/07
This is a scream! (And I almost literally screamed when the game was revealed.) I'm still laughing. Thank you for writing this. I wish I'd been there. :-)
11/27/07
Ok, a bit of clarification here.... Hehehe. I feel like I need to explain my embellishments. The actual story isn't nearly as exciting. It wasn't really that pastor\'s son. And the person who did it didn't actually get to the point where he was playing the game. Just the point to where he was deciding which game he should play. lol But it really did appear on the screen behind the pastor. Unfortunately, I wasn't even there to see the event take place. But it's a bit of a legend at my church now. :)
11/27/07
Allison your writing is maturing so. This was a delight especially after reading your final note. Excellent job. God bless.
11/28/07
Brilliant writing! Wow!
11/28/07
Very funny, yet you drew empathy (yes, empathy) by capturing the son's embarassment.
11/28/07
LOL! This is so funny! I could just see all of this unfolding while the Pastor tries to end his sermon. Great job! (Especially with the little footnote at the bottom, THAT made me laugh out loud!)
11/28/07
This would have been very creative, if not for the fact that IT WAS TRUE! Poor kid. I think he probably made it a point to avoid such mistakes after that!
This was too funny. You wrote this so well I felt as though I was there in the congregation. Great writing!
I loved this! It was so well done. I could actually see the game on the screen!
11/28/07
Oh, too funny. Way too funny!! Thanks for laugh! PK's (and MK's) have a special place in my heart--they really are caught in a fish bowl kind of existance sometimes...Great job of writing this!!!
Hmmm, I can't help but wonder who the real characters were in this delightful piece. I really liked the integrity shown in the pastors reaction to what was going on.
11/28/07
Great story and love that it is true. Great piece.
11/28/07
Oh, how embarrasing. I can't imagine what that talk at home was like. :(

This was very entertaining, and well written. Nice job with the topic.