The Official Writing Challenge
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01/24/13
Oh my. I LOVED the humor, and the lesson, and the voice. I could NOT resist opening this one the minute I read the title, and I couldn't stop reading until I got to the end. This one had to be SOOO much fun to write! Thank you.
01/24/13
Even though I have often been described as "queasy, squeamish, mentally unstable, over 8 feet, or purple," I risked opening this entry. I'm glad I did. Thanks for the fun ride throughout. Now if I can just slip away and hide from those descriotive critics...
This is so funny. At first I thought maybe the MC was having labor pains, but then (if I'm getting this right - I've been known to miss the point more than once) it was simply God's way of making her slow down and listen. Thanks for the laugh and the disclaimer (even though I seldom pay them any mind anyway; and in this case, I'm glad I didn't). : )
The title drew me in. I'm not queasy, there's a debate about my mental stability, squeamish me? Nah and I'm only like 5-6 but...oh no Purple? Seriously you're going to ban me because I'm purple? Wait, it's the sky in my world that's purple! Hmmm I see no warnings about the purple sky. I read on. This is a hoot! I could totally relate to the MC though it was kidney stones, not the flu, that had me sprawled out on the bathroom floor. I loved this piece. Though your story is hysterical the message is quite profound. This is one of my favorites and it's not just because I love purple.
01/24/13
I loved your voice for the story. Perfect. A few days ago I was right there, well more like curled up in bed with a bucket. I remember trying to decide if labor pains were worse too. I did rest the next day.
Wow! I read this to my hubby who is recovering from a fractured hip - a real bragger of an injury. He stood up and turned around to flush the toddy. Lost his balance and fell into the walk-in shower, bouncing off the shower ridge with his right hip. Glad you survived the flu! Absolutely delightful and very inspiring! You made me feel you . . .
01/24/13
Even though I resemble many words in your title, I read it any way. I laughed so hard because I just got over the flu and could so relate.
01/25/13
Hahahahahahaha...loved the title and thi sentire hysterical piece. Great job.

God Bless~
Having LIVED through what you describe, I can laugh heartily and sympathetically in recognition. And your writing holds nothing back (flu reality as well). Great work.
01/31/13
Totally love this. Awesome job! Congrats!God bless!
01/31/13
Though your writing is superb, what stood out to me about this piece is how much I can relate. I've been there with the stomach flu, and I tend to need stuff like that to force me to slow down. But yeah, great writing and fantastic title. A well-deserved win.
01/31/13
Novel, creative, funny, and did I forget to mention a great lesson.

Congratulations!
01/31/13
Oh yes, this is soooo good. Loved the title too. A great big congratulations to you!
01/31/13
This was a fantastic journey into the realm of tongue in cheek. Just loved the entire thing. Congratulations on your well deserved winning entry and thanks a million for the big ear to ear grin with a timely unexpected message. Whoo hoo!
01/31/13
Congratulations on your win. Well done.
01/31/13
Congrats! God Bless~
02/02/13
Congratulations on your 1st place EC award Dustin!
Congrats on your EC award! Great story.
02/10/13
There are just no words! Too funny, well-written, honest. Congrats!