The Official Writing Challenge
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Nice approach to the topic - gives the whole Christmas card exchange so much more meaning.
11/16/08
Lovely descriptions, and such beautiful language--almost lyrical. I could picture this so clearly. Just lovely.
It was easy to relate to Rebeca and envision her polished mantel. Loved the title too!
I love how she thought with love about her friends and family and the cards she cherished from them. Very nice.
I was impressed with the word choices in this piece. It was a simplistic story, but told so true and hoinestly. You have a gift of writing simply, freshly and truthfully. The reader always leaves the read with a special emotion.Loved it, Cat!
I was impressed with the word choices in this piece. It was a simplistic story, but told so true and hoinestly. You have a gift of writing simply, freshly and truthfully. The reader always leaves the read with a special emotion.Loved it, Cat!
I was impressed with the word choices in this piece. It was a simplistic story, but told so true and hoinestly. You have a gift of writing simply, freshly and truthfully. The reader always leaves the read with a special emotion.Loved it, Cat!
Well, so ... it deserved pushing the button 3 times!
Sorry about that.
What I love about this piece is the purity of the heart revealed in the MC; esp by this line: "Just as the Christmas cards have a special place in her home, each card on the mantelpiece represented someone with a special place in her heart. Every time she opened an envelope, a piece her heart was dusted and polished as she took its owner out of her memory again." It makes the title, even that much clearer and poignant - and in way, convicting.
This makes me wish I was better about sending Christmas cards. Very good writing, and I loved the ending, too.