The Official Writing Challenge
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Aaahh, a step back into an increasingly-distant past. Love how you have captured that mindset of dreaded mix of hope and uncertainty - and how you bridge the generation gap at the end.
This is a great way to show how teens think they know everything, but gradually find out they only know almost everything. I think the diary was a fun way to cover the topic. The ending was great. I tell my kids all the time if you just listen... Actually, I've been rewarded several times with "Mom, why didn't you make me (insert whatever life lesson I tried to teach them,) which made me realize they might listen more than I thought; they still didn't always do, but at least they listened. You did a nice job of covering teen angst, and I enjoyed the read.
Nicely done!


God BLess~
You did a great job.

I love the phrase - my feelings ...are about as airborne as a broken balloon.

Congratulations, Donna, on winning 5th place this week in the EC awards. I'm glad the MC learned early on that mom is usually right.
Congrats on your EC. Great work.
I think you nailed a teenager's laments to her diary. I was hoping for the ending you wrote! Congrats on you EC!!!
Congratulations on 5th Place.
A darling read and reminder that I'm long overdue for a banana split!