The Official Writing Challenge
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07/18/05
This was a fun read. I especially liked this line: "Ever disassemble a tent in a downpour? It must have been very traumatic…my memories aren’t clear. My dad has infinite patience with small children and animals, but devices, gadgets and teenagers, well; thankfully the thunder was really loud!" LOL. Seemed choppy in a couple of places but I enjoyed it.
Blessings, Lynda
07/18/05
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! This was the most hilarious thing I've read in a long time! You definitely have talent. This line was genious:

To say the men folk in our family were determined to defy the elements was a gross understatement. To say our moms were ready to use the machetes to initiate widowhood was a mild observation.

Keep it up! You rock!
07/19/05
I guess we all have our favourite lines in this one - I liked the comment about the G.P.S. tracking. Well written and enjoyable to read.
07/20/05
I liked the heavenly vehicle, after that experience I can picture how great that would be. Nice story, just kept rowing, I mean rolling along.
God bless ya, littlelight
07/21/05
Brilliant - love the way you start it and come back to that thought at the end - Dr Smalley's relationship building through mishaps concept. Loved some of your lines too - my favourite was also "To say the men folk in our family were determined to defy the elements was a gross understatement. To say our moms were ready to use the machetes to initiate widowhood was a mild observation."
07/22/05
Fun story. Great read. Excellent commentary on behaviour when confined to a wet tent. Loved the 'initiate widowhood' line.
07/23/05
Absolutely brilliant - I will probably read this one several times. A winner in my book, so vivid and well told. Thank you.
Enjoyed reading this. Favorite line: "To say the men folk in our family were determined to defy the elements was a gross understatement. To say our moms were ready to use the machetes to initiate widowhood was a mild observation."

07/24/05
Very well written - "To say our moms were ready to use the machetes to initiate widowhood was a mild observation." LOL great line!
ha ha- hilarious!!!!!!!You write with great description- and the subtle nuances- mmmmmm, I giggled all the way through!
A very fun read all the way through. Congratulations!
07/26/05
Lissa, you know what I'm going to say ... if you don't, then you should. I am always delighted to see you in the Editors' Choice and it's always special to see you in 1st place. Well done lovely lady! Love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)
07/27/05
Hilarious! Although it hits close to home - we had a similar camping trip once, but I was 5 months pregnant and we had to canoe in to our remote site. Fun, fun, fun!
11/03/05
Hi Lissa. I'm just preparing the new FaithWriters' Anthology and need a short (two to three sentences) bio piece to include in a new section for the book - "Meet Our Authors." The bio notes need to be written in the third person. Could you please send it to me, urgently, via a Private Message? Thanks so much. Love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)