The Official Writing Challenge
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04/23/10
This story touched me as I ponder how many of us judge others with never knowing their hearts. My heart melted when Mack told his story. This gets two thumbs up from me.
04/23/10
You pulled me right into the courtroom! I was however confused by the italics...it was my understanding from past board discussions that they were for thoughts, not dialog...but the dialog was really good.
04/23/10
Very clever and heart warming. I tried to think of something with a meter reader but couldn't. Wish I had your talent.
04/24/10
Great plot, enjoyed the characters. Good message, too!
04/24/10
Well written and engaging with a great ending. Small note: I had trouble with the italics also.
04/25/10
I never thought of a meter reader! Brilliant. Loved your story and it's ending.
Would love to see what Heath's boss thought about the story!
04/25/10
This is what is meant my "out of the box" creativity. I loved your story... and Mack Brown and the lady who taught him about Jesus.
04/25/10
I enjoyed this story--especially the ending. Gives us a little hope in mankind. Nicely done.
04/25/10
Wonderful story with a terrific heartwarming ending. Very creative take on the topic.
04/25/10
My heart hurt to hear the people so heartlessly dragging his parents' past into the trial.

Interesting take on the topic, loved the twist of innocence!
04/25/10
Great characters. I liked everything about this one... even the italics. Well, maybe not the italics.
04/26/10
Great twist Mona. Bernie "Madoff" with millions; Mack Brown made off with greater respect from everybody. Loved the small-town feel.
04/26/10
I was drawn in and had no idea where the story was headed. I LOVED the ending. Your creativity for "The Reader" topic is superb!
04/27/10
I really liked this. Thank you for making me smile today.
04/27/10
This is absolutely delightful and such a clever twist on the topic
04/28/10
Wonderful take on the topic! If this doesn't do well I'll be surprised. Loved the whole voice of the entry. It was just plain good.
04/29/10
An interesting read nicely written! I like the plot and the sense of humor in your story, closing it with Heath Harris winning a Pulitzer. LoL (",)
04/29/10
Congratulations in placing in the top 40 over-all. Good job!
05/11/10
This was a clever tale with a apt punchline and you've certainly had plenty of feedback. I suspect that where you slipped a little was in your use of the topic word, Reader. On the message boards Deb defined this as a reader of literature and it may be that the judges applied this rather strictly. But, hey, you squeezed into the top 40 which is good going.