The Official Writing Challenge
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01/15/11
I loved this, loved the tone, the flow, and the frequent change in flow.
01/15/11
I want to say this is about Jonah and the great fish. I lot of things are leading me there. The short end of the stick (the sailors trying to decide who was at fault for the storm). The" stomach ache" once Jonah was swallowed. Your hints with "blubbering", "shores" "nauseous" (since the fish vomited Jonah), Jonah was to preach to the "Ninnies" (Ninevites). Jonah complained when the sun shone on him, while he was waiting for God to destroy Ninevah. The POV seems to be from the fish/whale.
Am I close with this interpretation OR AM I WAY OFF BASE?
01/17/11
It seems like you've had a whale of a time with this, though my understanding of it has been clarified by seeing the comments underneath. (Maybe there was even more under the surface?)
Interesting, oblique perspective on the Jonah story, and more prophetable than I first thought...
01/20/11
Congratulations, Nancy... for your Highly Commended award!
01/26/11
What a wonderful and rare look at the Jonah story. The poem just flowed like the water in the ocean.

Congratulations on your much deserved recognition.
01/28/11
Very nice, Nancy! Loved the playful verbiage & the variations in the structure. Congratulations on the well-deserved high commendation!