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12/17/10
This is a great piece based on the history with a bit of imagination
12/17/10
This is so beautiful and so sad at the same time. I fell in lOve with your MC and I think you did an exquisite job!
12/18/10
Thanks for sharing your insights so descriptively, and for the history lesson as well.
12/18/10
Great job Amy on a story you have such an insight to appreciate. You made it come to life for me.
Mona
12/18/10
You presented so clearly the frustration that the MC felt. I was appalled by the meanness of the teacher. Good job.
12/18/10
On topic and delightful to read. Well done.
12/18/10
Very interesting history. I thought ASL had been the accepted rather than the exception. Great writing as you brought this story to life!
12/19/10
Wow! I really hurt for the poor deaf child trying to learn how to read lips. You drew a very vivid word picture. Delightful read!
12/21/10
Great descriptions! It's so sad...but with a happy ending.
12/22/10
Excellent story! Pulled me right in from the first lines. Loved the word play. I was convinced early on that the author lived this story - very authentic and interesting. Well done!
12/22/10
Provacative, beautiful, sad, and heartwarming. I loved this.
12/23/10
As I was reading, I was sure this was all fiction. I gasped at your footnote when I learned how much if it was based in truth. I had no idea! Thanks for this wonderfully written, heartbreaking story. And Congrats on your EC!!
12/23/10
Unique and touching story. I hope the deaf children continue to be taught sign language!
Great story, Amy! CONGRATULATIONS on your editor choice award!!
12/23/10
Yay!!! Congratulations on your great story and your well deserved EC!!!
12/23/10
This is an interest-holding story with a good ending. It bothered me that the child was being abused, but realized, hopefully, it must have occured in the past.
AND CONGRATS ON YOUR EC!!!
12/23/10
Excellent. I loved how you used conveyed research through a short story and was so glad for the vindication of your "signing" character in the end.
12/24/10
This broke my heart. What a great job moving the reader and enlightening us to the struggles of what is now...a most beautiful language! Congratulations Amykins on a well deserved EC.
12/24/10
This broke my heart. What a great job moving the reader and enlightening us to the struggles of what is now...a most beautiful language! Congratulations Amykins on a well deserved EC.
12/29/10
This is an amazing story. Beautifully done. I had no idea that happened. I was really touched. I have two special need kids who are speech impaired. I can't imagine it.
12/31/10
WOW!!! I was drawn into this story from the start. The story was so vivid, I almost felt the slap on the MC's cheeks. Great job!!!