The Official Writing Challenge
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I enjoyed this story. I grew up on a farm & witnessed calving a time or two or fifty. Usually my dad brought the cow into the barn for the birth & some needed his assistance (I won't go into details here! :-)). Always a fascinating experience tho'. Cute names for the cow & calf; my dad used the alphabet & we all got to help come up w/names according to the letter we were on. Thanks for sharing!
Your descriptive writing draws the reader into the life of a rancher. As an animal lover, I enjoyed the MC's emotional attachment to the animals. And love, love, love the surprise ending. Wow!
09/01/09
I was sort of expecting the MC to become mid-wife to the Mama cow, and help a little one into the world,but the surprise at the end of the story was just as satisfying. Good job.
Congratulations on placing 12th in Advanced and 26th in the top 40. And all of this your FIRST week in Advanced. Way to go!