The Official Writing Challenge
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04/30/09
Delightful! Aren't we all veterans of those wars? Just loved this piece...fun and creative.

Mona
05/02/09
Wonderful writing with an unexpected and very fitting twist at the end.
I find that particular passage in Neh rather intriguing because when everyone prays, first they raise their hands, then they get on to their knees and bow down with their faces to the ground - not all that dissimilar to the way Muslims say their prayers. Somehow I can't see the rev'rend Sage getting away with introducing that, even with the nice, soft carpet!
05/02/09
I think all congregations have their share of "pew wars" even if they don't involve pews. When the focus strays from God, hearts become the devil's playground. My church recently lost members opposed to getting a new pipe organ.
05/03/09
I love the pastor's solution to the war! I was wondering in the beginning why the narrator didn't ask his guest to sit, and now it all makes sense. The dialect has a nice rhythm and isn't over or under done. Great storytelling!
05/04/09
Oh, this will become a classic, no question about it! This is truly the best take on the topic I've read yet!
I love the voice in this piece. I think I know some of your characters, too. This was fun!
That was when Sister Willow said if she had as much paddin’ on her behind as Sister Olways did, she might not mind a hard pew.

LOL! Hilarious! This piece was awesome. Had me laughing, because silly feuds just like this happen in churches everyday. I'm glad you were able to show the silliness of it all, Hoomi. One of my favorites that I have read so far this week.