The Official Writing Challenge
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05/29/08
What a request! I'm so glad that she did come all the way from London to visit and share those old memories. A lovely job! ^_^
05/29/08
Loved the picture of all the cousins marching in like the Saints in the song.
05/30/08
Beautiful.
05/30/08
Poignant and lovely and, most of all, hopeful.
05/31/08
Lovely to see the cousins gather around Cassie, and that Genna made the long trip from London to stay with her.
06/02/08
What a tender story of family and hope. It's one of my favorite cousin stories so far. A tiny matter of personal preference: I think it would work better not to start this story with a quote. All in all, though, your writing shines, as usual.
06/02/08
A well-crafted, creative story that warms the heart of the believer. Beautiful.
06/02/08
I concluded reading with a huge lump in my throat! What a tender story of hope in the midst of pain.

I like how you wrote the story in the present tense, a skill I've yet to master.

And I like your descriptions, I could see it all. Beautiful job, Cheri
06/02/08
This is really good! I also learned something--some hymns and songs that I thought were quintessentially American--are not!

I was humming along in my mind through all of them--that's a nice way to get your readers to invest in your story!
06/02/08
I loved your descriptions, especially: the sun wraps us with tender warmth and a paper glove with toothpick bones.

An absolutely beautiful story Debs, filled with love and hope. Well done!
06/03/08
This story really touched me. What a wonderful family of believers. I loved how they joined together to be with Cassie during her final days on Earth. This is one of my favorite stories this week. So good.
06/04/08
This was beautiful and if true, a wonderful testimony of God's grace in the storm.
06/05/08
Well done Deb, an EC award for this great story. Super congratulations girl!!!
06/05/08
Congratulations on your EC, Debbie!
06/06/08
What a wonderful family of saints and that they would take the time to honor their cousin. "Hauntingly beautiful" is a worn cliche and yet the description fits this story. I also had a lump in my throat envisioning them walking back to the house, listening to the complete cousin choir for possibly the last time. Congratulations!
06/06/08
Very good. Congratulations on your EC.