- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Bunmi Oke | @bunmi_oke
- Madilyn Quinn | @MadilynQuinn
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Charley Emma | @lindorfan
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Angela K Roe | @AngelaKRoe
- Vivien Dean | @Vivien Dean
Bunmi Oke | @bunmi_oke
Wendy says: Made me laugh. Really cute story and love the spin at the end, such realistic logic for a 7 year old mind that has already seen so much in his life. The voice seemed too old for the logic, but I loved how it played out.
Angela K Roe | @AngelaKRoe
Wendy says: Another cute story with a nice twist, I loved her approach to the prompt. I did get a bit confused when the passerby entered, not realizing at first how the speakers had shifted, but I liked how she resolved the issue.
Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
Wendy says: Good approach to the prompt, emotional topic, but I wasn’t feeling much of it. Nice that she built a full story in there - giving us a clear image of who the character is now as compared to who she was as a child and what helped lead her there.
Madilyn Quinn | @MadilynQuinn
Wendy says: Created a beautiful, poignant moment; love the realistic relationship between dad and daughter; could feel the tension between them; great imagery and symbolism; nice job building the rising tension and palpable release.
"I promise this is a place-"
"I don't want to go," she interrupts.
He flicks the turn signal, it lights up the dark road behind them. "You'll want to see," he finishes, shooting a glance as her daughter all gloom and grimace in the passenger seat.
They turn onto a gravel road. Trees stretch up, reaching for each other overhead. The night gradually recedes. He hurries. They get to the parking lot and he pulls in the car, shutting it off. "Come on, it's a short walk."
She lets out an exasperated groan, but doesn't protest and follows.
Once on the trail, he clears his throat. "So, Ally..."
"What, Dad?" She draws out her words.
"There's something you need to know."
"I thought there was a place I needed to see," she grumbles, struggling up the incline.
They make it to the top and a cliff drops off several feet away. The forest below is lit by the first blush of morning.
Ally stands stunned, more engaged than he's seen her in a while.
"Have you ever seen the sun rise?"
"Nope," she replies.
He pauses wondering why he never knew that. "Ally, you gotta know."
She doesn't turn, but her back tightens.
"Ally, your mother is leaving me."
"Really? I thought she left us a long time ago." But her back relaxes.
He sighs, the throbbing in his head dulls and steps up beside her. "But we'll be OK."
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