The Official Writing Challenge
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Brilliant.
The title is so apt. New ideas sneak up and ambush, or abduct. There is no rest for the writer as ideas rise up from no-where and everywhere. Enjoyed this.
05/22/10
Hate to be cliche here, but I am speechless. This is absolutely ingenious in every way. Sooooo well done! If this doesn't place WAY up there, then "somebody" is a few french fries short of a happy meal. ;) Congratulations - ahead of time!
05/22/10
Oh, and the title is perfect!
05/24/10
I agree . . . this will most likely be a high-ranking piece! I can definitely relate to thinking how something will sound in writing as it's happening. A great description of "the writer's life." (Bye-bye to that garden! ;) )
Excellent story. Excellent title. Definitely a favorite this week.
05/24/10
You abducted me with this. I was so totally focused while reading. …you may need to hire a gardener. :)
There are no weeds in this story. Just a sweet fragrance of good writing. Well done.
05/24/10
Lovely - I particularly liked your wonderful descriptions.
05/24/10
Can you send Cade my way, I need him to talk to a few of my, uh, friends. Get them to come and see me, take me for a ride, talk to me, draw pictures, anything, just communicate! Loved this.
It's a very clever title of a really great story. The reader really doesn't know is going to happen next until it happens. Thank for the "Novel Abduction."
05/26/10
Soooo creative. I felt supremely entertained while led blindly and blithely down your garden path. Beautifully crafted, great ambiance, you have a simply wonderful way with a story!
Wow. There have been SO many good submissions this week, but this is one of the best! Perfect picture!
Awesome story with a perfect title. I hope it places high.
05/26/10
Great story... you create wonderful phrases and vivid characterization. (Red ink: punctuation errors, particularly in dialogue.)
Good grief, I thought you were being abducted. Geez. This was really good. And it does feel that way sometimes doesn't it? Just like we're being kidnapped. Great job.
05/26/10
My pick for the Blue Ribbon!!! Just wonderful. Your descriptions are splendid. EC for sure.

Mona
05/27/10
Congratulations! This piece deserved it. ;)
05/27/10
Congrats on your win! Well done..!!
05/27/10
This made me go back and read your previous work.
Oooh...you're good!!
Knew this was a winner!!

Mona
How thrilling to read such a masterfully written piece! Can't wait to share this with my husband.
05/27/10
Wow, I loved this, and though I loved all of it, one phrase struck me: 'an old barn stood solely on faith.' Simply fabulous!
I hate that I can't get to read every entry before the winners are announced. I'm so glad yours won because I would definitely hate to have missed reading it. You had me going all the way to the end - I'll echo the word - brilliant! Well deserved 1st place and EC!
05/28/10
Loved your piece! Wonderful word pictures and ideas...congrats on your EC!