The Official Writing Challenge
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10/29/09
I just love this story. Your writing seems effortless as it tells a tale with such a wonderful message. The ability you show in setting up the scene is A1. Splendid.

mona
10/30/09
I was with you from the beginning to the end of this story. I agree with the other reviewer - you do seem to be able to write well with not much effort. Now, that might cause one to be green with envy! LOL Laura
11/01/09
“If the missus wants ter make me shirts with teapots, that’s fine. If she were to make somethin’ with waltzing purple giraffes, I’d be proud to wear it. Fact be knowed, I picked out these flour sacks myself, thinkin’ the missus’d make towels.”

I absolutely love these lines.
Ah true love! You sure know how to spin a good yarn!
11/01/09
Wonderful and engaging story. Some people never recover from war, others learn what true manhood is. Great storu and excellent writing.
11/02/09
I enjoyed your interesting tale that was so very well told. Thanks.

Colin
11/02/09
I am always in awe of your storytelling. So much character..so much unforced back story woven in...all within this tiny word limit. Perfect prose, as always.
(On a complete sidenote, the second paragraph describing Herman's face made me think of ol' ferret face Frank Burns from MASH. Lol;)
11/04/09
Wonderful sense of place and time. Rich characterization as well. Nicely done.
11/04/09
loved your characters.
11/04/09
Delightful, Ann! I really loved the line about the arm having better things to do in France. I like this change of pace for you very much.
11/04/09
I was right there with them, holding in my own snickers and waiting for the explanation. I absolutely loved Herman, what a dear man! Great, heart warming story.
11/04/09
Well crafted. An excellent read from beginning to end.
11/04/09
Superb tale, holding my interest throughout. Really liked how you compared two differing greens together in the end.
11/04/09
What a lovely story about gratitude! Very well done.
11/05/09
Congrats, Ann! I enjoyed this, especially the ending. I grew up hearing about WWI (the great war) from my grandfather and my grandmother make clothing and bedding from the flour sacks. This took me back.