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Cute. That would be a trip of sacrifice if you were honeymooners but I could understand the mother's feelings too. I know my son's probably would never agree to my tagging along,if on their honeymoon, even if I had a different itinary,lol. Men!:0)
01/23/09
Really liked this—I just love the private thoughts this man has about his mother and how he shares them in different form with his fiancé. No secrets between these two. A great layering of a story, and really good dialogue.
01/23/09
I particularly enjoyed the center section of this, about "The Thorn Birds"--when she said "religious in nature" I just lost it. Wonderful tone in this light-hearted piece.
01/23/09
LOVE your title. Sooo funny! Your story is masterfully written. I enjoyed all the mother's Australia obsessions. :)
I enjoyed this delightful story, beginning to end.
Love the humor, great characters, well written...I didn't want it to end!
01/25/09
I snarfed at the Thornbirds reference, lol. Loved the wit. Well done!
01/25/09
I must add that I almost laughed out loud at the "Aussiephile" word. Hilarious!!! I also may borrow your title to describe someone, if the situation warrants it. :)
01/25/09
Wonderful story! I love the interactions between the characters!
01/25/09
Very well written. I was completely drawn into the conversation. And I love the way you ended it. Plus it doesn't hurt that I'm a HUGE Thornbirds fan. :)
01/26/09
GREAT title, and a delightful story (I've actually never seen the Thorn Birds - but I'd better, it seems!). Clever and fun.
Hahahehehaha, I loved this.
01/26/09
This is very well written. The dialogue flow is extremely realistic. In very few words you had me "knowing" your characters...that's great writing. Excellent job with the topic--and I hope they all have a fun honeymoon.
01/26/09
What a fun, well-written piece! Love the tilte, too! :) I really enjoyed reading the list of gifts his mother had given him over the years! He really was slow to catch on to his mom's "great obsession," wasn't he? Wonderful job!
01/26/09
Oh my goodness! This made me laugh...poor man...little does he know, it's only the beginning of his women woes! I laughed at loud when he said she was probably kissing his picture on her locket. Oh, the ego of the man.
Very funny piece. I couldn't imagine having a family member tag along on my honeymoon no matter how obsessed with the country they were. Still, it made for a very delightful story that was written well. :)
01/28/09
Wowzer, this is a keeper. Humorous, but without becoming tacky. Lots of lessons springing forth from the humor. Well done!
You have a captivating voice in this article that rang throughout the piece. Thanks, too for the smile today. Great job with dialogue and POV.