The Official Writing Challenge
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This story drew me in and held me long after reading it. Topic nailed to a tee. It reminded me of the first fourteen years of our marriage when we lived on a ranch 70 miles from town. Our neighbors were 30 to 45 miles away but we shared work making hard days our biggest social events. We were much closer to those neighbors then than to any since.

I loved your story, it came alive.
This was nicely done.
I'm sure it'll catch the judges attention.

Congratulations on your EC 2nd Place ranking. I love your heartwarming tale of life on the prairie. My husband and I own a farm and have experienced first hand the generosity and caring of neighbors such as the one in your story. It was, in my opinion, authentic and well written.
Congratulations on your 2nd place finish, Ann.

Your story was touching, and I enjoyed the bits of Swedish infused throughout. My mom's family came from Norway.