The Official Writing Challenge
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I love that the tactile sensation of the stone--along with the Psalm--was able to calm Benemin. Perfect, along with the title. cantata of hoofbeats is a great description, as is whisper of smoke.
Wonderful story.
This is really good. Beautiful, descriptive phrases. Your writing put me in the middle of the story. Excellent.
Excellent descriptions of a horrifying scene. Well done.
Terrible time in Jewish history as so many of these awful pogroms were repeated through-out Imperialist Russia. Your story makes the faded scenes of history leap to life again. I could hear the screams and imagine the sorrow of that lone little boy, hidden away for the future. Well written and descriptive.
Extremely evocative writing -your descriptions are vivid and stunning. You put me in the middle of it all. Excellent.
I really liked the way you brought the emotions of your characters alive. I could feel their despair and fear. I liked your descriptive phrasing as well to set the scene and give the reader a sense of the time, place and political/religious situation.
Excellent, vivid descriptions of the horrific scene. The beginning is so peaceful that I wasn't expecting the violence to following. You take your reader on a wild ride of emotions. Exceptional writing skill.
Congratulations on your EC. This is one of my favorites. Excellent writing.
Skilfully written. Captured my attention from the start. Well done.
Ironically this piece makes me even more aware how awesomely blessed I am to live in America where we are relatively free from this sort of violence. I say relatively because of 9/11 and the Oklahoma bombings. How truly, truly blessed is America!
This was just beautifully done. Congratulations.
Ann, I remember reading this the first time, and still enjoy re-visiting it. Your writing is simply great! Loren