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05/22/08
Just precious - the voice of this is wonderful, and I love the gradual melting of her heart. The end scene is priceless.
How cute. Nice story.
05/22/08
Ha! Great chick lit voice. Too funny. Could see this as a lit series. Good job!
05/24/08
Touching and amusing. A bag that's a dog carrier, a dog that won't fit in the carrier, who then wants his claws painted? LOL
05/24/08
LOVE THIS! HA HA! Yes, would love to read more! Excellent work!
Laury
I loved this story with the delightful humor and the great voice.
05/26/08
Now I understand the title! Priceless writing. What a hoot!
05/26/08
What a fun story! The nail polish for the dog didn't quite work for me, but I still loved the story. You had me from "I never would have gotten the dog if it hadn’t been for the handbag."
Somehow this story charmed me, despite the alliterative yet hokey title and unrealistic inclination of a dog to indicate it wanted nail polish. It must have been the compassion for a creature about to meet a sad end, and the outstanding insight that drew a connection between the bag and the golden calf. Perhaps it has something to do with my own weakness for velvet? Or that my story also involves a shelter? Completely engaging and delightful.
Somehow this story charmed me, despite the alliterative yet hokey title and unrealistic inclination of a dog to indicate it wanted nail polish. It must have been the compassion for a creature about to meet a sad end, and the outstanding insight that drew a connection between the bag and the golden calf. Perhaps it has something to do with my own weakness for velvet? Or that my story also involves a shelter? Completely engaging and delightful.
This tugged at my heart. I could picture the big dog on the sofa, lifting a paw for has nails to be painted. Fun! Good job.
05/27/08
Welcome back, Teri! This was delightful!
What an adorable entry! I love the tone. I appretiate how even though you have the character mature a little during the story, you don't give her an unrealistic radical change--she's still her, but has learned a bit, too.
OK, after reading a few of the other comments, I had to comment again. ;-) I've seen enough dogs jogging along with their owners or otherwise copying their behavior that the nail polish worked for me. Some dogs honestly like to be just like their human. :-p
05/28/08
How utterly charming! I love it!
05/29/08
This was great! The MC is someone very different from myself, and yet you made me feel like I understood her. That's good writing.
05/29/08
Oh is he going to be the dandiest dog when she gets through with him. I'm thinking designer collars, hats, bandanas.... The first sentence is a great hook. Loved the voice and story. Congrats on EC.
05/29/08
Congratulations on your EC. This is too, too funny. I laughed the whole way through.
05/29/08
What a wonderful tale. Charming, clever, and just sappy enough! I love it! Congrats on a well-deserved EC placing. Excellent work. Blessings, Cheri
I always enjoy your animal stories. This one is so much fun. Congratulations on your EC!
Teri, congratulations on your EC. This story is just... Masterful. I loved the description of the dog's coat matching a Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte. There were just so many wonderful descriptions in this entry and the nail painting was a real 'Awwww' moment for me.
Well done Teri, well done
05/31/08
Very creative, and I love how the "coincidences" led to the narrator ending up with the perfect dog for her. Well deserved EC, congrats.