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04/10/08
I love the message and that second-to-last paragraph is the best of the bunch. Well done.
04/12/08
I love the analogy, and all the wonderful descriptions. A delightful piece in every way.
This was a lovely story. I could see your MC standing up in front of her classmates telling the story. I loved the scene with Grandma and Grandpa in the hammock together laughing. The idea of a Grandma being able to "stretch" to fit everyone into her love is wonderful. Very, well written and extremely enjoyable.
This one is cute! Grandmas are wonderful for creating lots of special memories...
04/14/08
This is very sweet, and you really got the voice of a 7-year-old narrator...

...except, I think, for the abstract parts near the beginning and the end, about the "stretchiness" of the concept of "grandma". I'm not sure 7-year-olds think that abstractly.

The examples in the rest of the essay are precious--I loved this.
04/18/08
Congratulations, Sharlyn, on placing 14th in your level and 22nd overall with this piece. Great work!