The Official Writing Challenge
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What a great idea—a memory book. The conclusion is great—the memories are to be appreciated but new memories are to be anticipated and embraced. Well done.
What a fabulous idea - love it. The emotions were so real, and the atmosphere rich. Beautifully done.
What a creative idea and story. This really tugs at the heart. I enjoyed this very much.
As always, your writing is so rich in both atmosphere and mood. Just lovely.

I noticed quite a few semicolons used here, followed by dependent clauses. More curiosity than critique, really--is that an Aussie usage? (In America, a semicolon is used to join two independent clauses.)

You've been absolutely awesome this quarter, Debbie! Another placer here, I think!
Clever idea. We've had tornado season here lately and it's so sad to see people's homes demolished. Your example of hope shining through is inspiring.
This is a great story, packed with love. What a wonderful idea, making a memory book. I enjoyed the present tense aspect of it. It made it seem like I was right there with you. Very good! Very enjoyable!....Helen
Beautiful story. There's one tiny POV shift, but otherwise very well written. What a lovely gift.
I love the emotion. I could feel how much she loved the house because it was 'home'. Great writing.
Very good story. Was unsure of the age of the daughter in the beginning. Very thoughtful of her to do that for her mom. Nice take on the topic.
Beautiful, touching story.
I loved the idea of the book for the mother. I could see this being a real project that someone could do for a loved one who has experienced this kind of tragedy in their lives.

Thank you for sharing this masterfully written story. It was a joy to read. :)
Ohhh, this is simply beautiful! I'm glad I didn't miss this! Wonderful writing-congrats! ^_^
Congratulations on your 2nd place EC win! You deserved it. :)
Congratulations on your EC. Excellent writing, as usual, and wonderful story, also as usual. Nice job with the topic.
Glad you won. You should have. Congratulations...Helen
Congrats Debbie, on placing with this lovely story.
Beautiful and touching. Congratulations on your 2nd place.
Congratulations, Debbie!! What a wonderful story. ( :
Congratulations - What an original and SUPER idea for the topic. Great job.
Wow! Beautifully written. I enjoyed this piece.