The Official Writing Challenge
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Oh, I did enjoy reading this! I could almost see the whole thing being played out in my imagination.

There was only one small typo, right near at the bottom, you have "here" instead of "her"; so easy to do when your fingers are flying :-)

I loved Mrs. Braunswitch, she is an entirely delightful character. Well done.
12/07/09
Was kind of cute, but not quite believeable, an orphanage in the woods that nobody knew about? The dialect was very good though, keep writing.
12/08/09
Charming children's tale.

I thought it fizzled a bit toward the end; perhaps you had one or two sentences too many. Resist the urge to summarize.

I think the "orphanage in the woods" is a cute idea if this is intended for children...lots of intrigue in that.
Love your writing style - great descriptions. Too bad you only had 750 words to tuck this into.
12/11/09
Patricia, I think your story is super creative. I especially liked the narrative thoughts interspresed in your story. Your names are clever in this, especially Mrs. M'lasses. :) ... made me smile!

...and thank you <3 for your comment and encouragement on my recent entry!
12/15/09
Oh this is truly delightful! I think this would make a wonderful children's book if expanded. I especially loved the realistic dialogue.