The Official Writing Challenge
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Powerful story.
Well done! I loved reading this story.
Sad when kids have to grow up too early. You've profiled your MC without resorting to cliches, so well done. I hope it rates well. It should.
This packed a powerful punch from start to end.
Great job.
Congratulations on your win Alison. Well done.
So real. I'm near tears. What a great story. I find myself really hoping this will be the MC's forever home! Congratulations
Congratulations Allison! This story is well-deserving of its win. You have got inside the head of the child MC really well making it a heart-wrenching story. I do hope the next chapter will bring a happy ending!
Congratulations on winning 1st place this week, Allison.

Powerfully written. I was emotionally connected with the MC. I'm adding the story to my favorites list.
Wow, I have tears in my eyes. You really touched my heart. I know many foster kids don't even have backpacks to unpack, often just a garbage bag. There have been efforts to make sure every kid in our area has at least a backpack now, but think about how sad to be able to put all of one's belongings in a small backpack. You do an awesome job of speaking for these kids and a nice job of the double meaning of baggage. Most foster kids have such heavy loads that most people can't see, but this story will help others understand in a small way. Congratulations on your first place EC! Happy, happy Dance!
Heart wrenching. Great writing, Allison. Congratulations.