The Official Writing Challenge
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01/15/09
Beautifully, beautifully written.
Beautifully written! Well done!
01/20/09
I loved those flip books! Your story is so poignant, told as only one who experienced it could. I loved the reflections back to your papa's heart and your poem. The conversation was so tender… I could see it all. With your ending, I breathed a sigh of relief when you were all reunited. Beautiful story, lovingly told. Your title is perfect (and clever)!
01/20/09
As everyone else has stated, this was beautiful. I especially appreciated how you wove a picture of the anticipation of coming to the USA through a child's excitement of seeing cartoons for the first time. For an adult it can be for personal freedom, or the potential of success. And then you made it fade and lose its luster as she began to yearn for what had been left behind. Just as many adults do once they've chased the dream of coming here. This is what made your story so poignant; and you told it so well. Thank you.
01/20/09
What an incredibly well-told story!! :) You definitely have a wonderful way with words! Very, very satisfying!
01/22/09
Congratulations on your EC, Sonya! This is very well written--a beautiful picture of the history of so many immigrants. Good job with the topic.
01/22/09
Congratulations on receiving an Editor's Choice, Sonya!
01/22/09
Sonya, your wonderful story was one of my favorites this week, and I am so glad you earned an EC for it! :)
01/26/09
Beautifully crafted story which speaks of the sacrifices the immigrants made in search of a better life. This is a tender telling of how we must not lose sight of God's blessings. Thank you so much.