The Official Writing Challenge
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This brings back so many memories, some as early as just this past spring; and memories yet to be made as the cycle of life continues on. Nostalgic and well-written slice of life.
You have excellent comparison's here for growing to adulthood as animal and man. I like your tenderness toward your own children's leaving the nest to become adults.
08/11/09
I love your perspective , and the reflexive mood you took. At first, one might expect such an approach to feel mundane, but you handled it well. I enjoyed the read.
08/11/09
You writing touched a chord and caused me to pause and reflect on how brief a time we have with our "nestlings". We need to make each moment count.
08/11/09
Great comparisons here between the MC, the horses letting go of their foals and the empty nest of the barn swallows. God sure has a different plan for all of us as your story shows. Great writing.
I love this! It gave me a reason to be reflective and I felt you led me down a path of nostalgia which held so much meaning! Thank you!
08/11/09
Written from a mother's heart. Soaked full of emotions. Loved this story very much.
mona
08/11/09
I honestly thought you were going in too many directions...until the end when you tied it nicely together. Great writing, superb parallels. Well done!
08/12/09
This reads as if they are carefully thought ramblings as the MC is slowly moving through her daily life. I love it.
I'm so glad to see this place as it beautifully incorporates so much of life into it. Congratulations on your EC win.
08/13/09
I enjoyed your story the first time I read it...it is very hard letting young ones go... empty-nest... full-udders... either way it is not a comfortable transition. You expressed it all so well. Congratulations on your EC placing.
Lisa