The Official Writing Challenge
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06/17/16
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.
06/23/16
Nicely done!

Congrats!

God BLess~
06/23/16
You did a great job.

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

Congratulations!
06/23/16
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.
06/23/16
Congrats on your EC. Great work.
06/23/16
I think you nailed a teenager's laments to her diary. I was hoping for the ending you wrote! Congrats on you EC!!!
06/25/16
Congratulations on 5th Place.
06/27/16
A darling read and reminder that I'm long overdue for a banana split!