The Official Writing Challenge
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This is such a great story. I was confused by the second paragraph, I thought you were entering your new classroom, but the description was more of a port-a potty. However once I got past my confusion, I was drawn into the story and the obvious love for the students. The ending is perfect.
08/06/10
Your story-telling was so visual and stimulating, I now have an upset stomach. Loved every minutes of it, though. Thanks for sharing even if it did make me flinch a little.
08/06/10
Great imagery here; you write very well. I felt repelled by this classroom full of "smellies" but then felt so guilty, and prayed that I, too, would have come to the same conclusion: "What smell?" Great message, and a great take on the topic. Thank you.
08/07/10
I really love this entry. You took me back to happy days when I worked in units like the one you describe. Special needs people taught me a lot. They are who they are, warts n all and with no pretence. You can't help but love them. And isn't it stange how after a while you don't need a peg for your nose! Your descriptions were spot on. Well done.
08/12/10
I love this. I work with special education students, too. Nothing like this but with some of the smells and so many blessings! Congratulations on your EC!
08/12/10
Very precious story! Congrats on your first place in Advanced and your EC!
08/12/10
Congratulations! Such vivid images and such a smooth transition from unpleasant odors to the fragrance of love. I've got to go find a tissue, you have brought tears to my eyes.
08/12/10
Dramatic and powerful images as well as self-awareness in this entry got to me. Guilt is one of the emotions...and admiration for so many who give in this unselfish manner.
Congrats on winning EC.

Mmona
08/13/10
Congratulations on your winning placement with this compelling story. The MC and all those who help the disabled are God's angels on earth.