The Official Writing Challenge
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07/24/08
Oh, very creative! It's amazing how much you conveyed in a telephone conversation, and even with one of the "main characters" not present. Great job!
And now I feel guilty for not buying those lightbulbs!
Good story.
Perhaps I was dense, taking the story at face value at first, and hope I have it straight now that I've done some research. I do hope this story is just intended to play out a common scam of which I was heretofore unaware, which uses outdated stereotypes of the blind to play upon people's sympathies. I wish you had provided a footnote about the scam so that I would not have initially been concerned about the demeaning stereotypes used in this scam.
Lest you or others think that I did not appreciate the craft of this story, I would like to add that I agree wholeheartedly with Joanne. You successfully took on the challenge of developing characters and a story line solely via a telephone conversation, and did it very effectively.