The Official Writing Challenge
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01/24/08
One of the writers of a previous story wrote that "if you can read, you can cook." I guess not! Good story.
Boy, I can relate. We want to help our kids, even when they need to learn on their own. This was very entertaining. Thumbs up.
01/25/08
Love the texting, her prayer, and especially the ending paragraph. Great story.
I enjoyed this fun read, and especially liked the resolution.
"Mom Trust me" -- this must be the teen/young adult motto ... or else you've been listening to my conversations with MY son. Great capture of the 'boy in love'. Wonderful story for this topic.
01/28/08
I love the subtle touch of including the mother practicing her scales...just one more little illustration of the topic. Nice touch!
This was simply delightful to read. I found it so funny that I am still giggling as I am writing this. Man, I wish I could write like this!!
Loved the text messages! Justin actually sounds a lot like myself in some ways. Brilliant.
Yes, we both wrote cooking stories. Since Justin isn't married, he could not use my MC's trick. He he.

Anyway, this is precious! I loved the text messages. Too funny. I'd have had the same questions. (ok--maybe I am a little like my MC.) The ending was perfect!

Two thumbs up.
01/28/08
This was so realistic!! I'm just surprise that he didn't give up and leave it to Momma to make the angel food cake.
Very cute story. The urgent text-messaging routine made me laugh. Your story telling is engaging.
01/30/08
ROFL! I am laughing out loud here, that was just too funny! I was with the mom, seeing what would happen and knowing that the kitchen would end up in a mess! LOL. The ending was too funny, I'm glad he had a desert after all though! ^_^
01/30/08
I let out a laugh at the end. The picture in my head was funny. You did such a great job of painting this horrific lesson. I'm really proud of Mom for letting him learn it the hard way, too. I hope she made him clean the kitchen. ;0
01/30/08
Love the humor, the mental images ( a teen boy-baking?!), and the characters. Great lesson learned, too. A wonderfully funny story.
01/30/08
I love this. What a great mom and son. Fun story and you really brought out the relationship between the two in a loving way. I'll bet they'll be laughing as they clean up the kitchen.