The Official Writing Challenge
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12/05/08
Amazing story, amazing writing. I love how you wrote this, "the old stone church that anchored one end of a narrow grey road." I think we all have an "Uncle Herbert" that breaks our hearts. :(
This is such a unique and pleasant change of pace for Christmas Day entries. I really enjoyed it very, very much.
12/07/08
Ditto, a pleasure to read. A wonderful tease of a hook. And great description too.
12/08/08
Ahhhhh, this was refreshing and inspiring. Loved your line about the "kind of morning" it was. So many other phrases you wrote just added to the calm atmosphere of the piece. Fantastic story and so well crafted. Just wonderful.
I can see that people are much like that little crab. Fear chasing us back into our shells.
Well written and very creative take on the topic.
12/10/08
Beyond the fantastic imagery and the hypnotizing lilt of the cadence, I am most enamored by the metaphor that intertwines the hermit crab with the Uncle Herbert. Amazingly well done.
What an amazing message woven with soft, peaceful descriptions. One of my favorite entries this week.