The Official Writing Challenge
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11/07/08
Oh, this is a hoot! I love the title. I wonder what OD posesses a 4:30 a.m. bargain hunter.
11/07/08
Phew; I'm glad I don't live in that house! I think your nailed your characterization of ocd.
11/08/08
This was incredible. What superb characterisation. I'm looking forward to finding out if the author is male or female!
11/08/08
Hmmm I'm thinking this was almost the pot calling the kettle black--each spouse with a personal obsession from shopping, to fixing the lights. I enjoyed the story very much.
11/09/08
I love the "battling obsessions" here ;) Great characterization!
11/09/08
What a great title! I loved this, "he also has to have a precise pattern to his lights. And the lights have to start and stop at a specific place in the pattern. Red, green, blue, orange, white. Repeat." and later… "he 'sensed' something wasn't right"…LOL What fun!
11/10/08
I bet everyone knows somebody that's OLD. Fun take on the topic. Nice Job!
11/10/08
Nine hours of shopping?!?! That would be my worst nightmare!
Fun story of the things that drive us as individuals.
11/12/08
I had read this earlier but it was in the middle of the night and my comments would have been a mess of typos,grin. So, I thought I would comment now and I'm glad I reread this. What a cute story and you are gifted at writing humor. Nice touch! I agree with some of the others, the way you showed how the hubby and wife pointed fingers at each others idiosyncrasies is so true to life. This is very relateable. I would have to say though that as much as I like shopping 9 hrs would do me in, and I'd need feet replacements, grin. Great job!!!
11/12/08
Wonderful characterisations! This story made me smile.
11/12/08
: ) Oddly enough, I think I live next door to them! Great characterization.

Loren
11/13/08
Oh, this is fun. Love the humor and congratulations on your EC!
11/13/08
This is fantastic!! I love everything about it, well done, and congratulations on your win!!
11/13/08
Love the voice of your MC, smooth read, great story. Congrats on your EC!
11/13/08
CUTE! Congrats on your EC. This is my favorite line:
...and a Keep Christ in Christmas display—like that helps make this electricity-induced nightmare credible. LOL. Great job.
11/14/08
LOL. Love the "he sensed something wasn't right" bit. It'd be funny to read this story from the husband's POV.
11/14/08
Wow! My husband is BOTH of these characters...he shops at 4 AM the day after Christmas (electronics only, doncha know), AND he's OC with his Christmas lights! LOL. I've learned to:

a. leave a list for the first problem

and:

b. make a cup of cocoa and enjoy the lights for the second problem. (:

Love this story!