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The Runaway Plot

A genius plan, or so I thought.

34 total reviews 
Comment from Fulton
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Sweet, sweet story and you took the reader right into the mind of a child. It was all done so effortlessly and before I knew it, the story was over. Congratulations on this win! Loren

 Comment Written 12-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 12-Jun-2019
    Thank you, Loren. It was stiff competition because you were in this group right behind me! I was glad to see your wonderful story recognized, too. I value your good opinion of my work and honoring six stars. Thank you, again.
    Sending you my best today,
    Sally :+)
Comment from dragonpoet
Excellent
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This girl is so mature for an 8 year old. Although easily swayed like one too. She seems to be always thinking of others and so compassionate.
Congrats of placing first in the contest.
Keep writing
Joan

 Comment Written 12-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 12-Jun-2019
    The girl is me as this is a true story. Thank you for the kind compliments and review. I am so pleased you liked it.
    Sending you my best today as always,
    Sally xo
reply by dragonpoet on 12-Jun-2019
    You're welcome. have a great week.
    Joan
Comment from Sara R.
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Sally, this is a great story. Congratulations in winning. You deserve it. You are an amazing writer.

Who is this 8 year old, I ask.

Sara R.

 Comment Written 11-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jun-2019
    It is me. I am the eight year olds as this is a true story contest. Now you know a little more about me. Thank you for the wonderful review and generous six stars. I appreciate you so much, sweet Sara. Sending you my best, with love,
    Sal xo
Comment from MissMerri
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

A delightfully told story, Sally, and one so easy to relate to, as a mother and for many, I suppose, as a child contemplating running away. You were a very thoughtful little girl, not only planning all you might need to take, but thinking of those you'd be leaving behind. I was very impressed. This is so well written, and totally believable. No wonder it was first choice of the contest committee. Congratulations on the prize and also, for staying. That was a wise decision. ;p

 Comment Written 11-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jun-2019
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review and kind compliments, dear Miss Merri. I appreciate your interest, and for taking the time to read and review my contest entry. I appreciate you so much. My mother was a wise woman and I?m glad I stayed, too.
    Sending my best to you today with love,
    Sally xo
Comment from juliaSjames
Excellent
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Congratulations on your well deserved win.

I daresay all children think of running away from home at some point or another. But this write just tugs at the heart strings.

What I enjoyed most is the focus on the actual event or non event. Just enough hints of backstory for readers to draw their own conclusions.

Brilliant.

Blessings, Julia

 Comment Written 11-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jun-2019
    Thank you, dear Julia, for the heartfelt review and kind compliments. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed my contest entry. It?s these sweet reviews that make writing so worthwhile. Thank you, again.
    Sending my best to you today,
    Sally xo
Comment from Gail Denham
Excellent
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Cute story - well written to hold the interest. The "days of the week" underwear - I thought those were paper? At a non-profit I used to work, the traveling guys joked about those. Anyway - held my interest - sweet story.

 Comment Written 11-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jun-2019
    Thank you for the excellent review and kind compliments. My days of the week underwear were fabric and had each day embroidered in a different color on each pair. I loved them. My mother?s sweet gift to me for Christmas. I am pleased you enjoyed my true story.
    Always my best,
    Sal :+)
Comment from Sandra Elizabeth Williams
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Ooh...what a smart Mommy you have/had! And what a considerate, adorable child you were!

This is such a heartwarming story. I see how it tugged at the heartstrings of the judges.

Congratulations on your win, dearest Sally!

 Comment Written 11-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jun-2019
    You are too much! Oh my goodness, dear Sandra. I am literally crying! ! I have already cried ten times today and now this has just pushed me over the edge....
    You have been so good to me and such a sweet fan friend. Thank you for reading my writing and reviewing me so faithfully?and generously.
    Love, Sal xoxo
reply by Sandra Elizabeth Williams on 11-Jun-2019
    It's my pleasure, Sal. I didn't mean for you to cry ... Though I know they are good, happy tears.

    You write very well and I do enjoy reading your work.

    Hugs! Best wishes my dear.
Comment from john mallahan
Excellent
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Wow! All those day's of youth! I know, I considered it, at one point in my life--running away that is. Your Mom, or the one you imagined, did it just right! Thanks for centering me, on the pasts, that we always look at. Material seems to arise potentially from those sources! Cheers!

 Comment Written 11-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jun-2019
    Thank you so much for the excellent review and kind compliments, John. It was so good of you stop and read my contest entry, and give me such a gracious review.

    Sending you my best today,
    Sally :+)
Comment from Sam Frearson-Tubito
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

This flowed so nicely. I really enjoyed the pace of it, the language you used. A huge congratulations to you on your well deserved win of the Share Your Story contest.

 Comment Written 11-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jun-2019
    Thank you so much, Sam. Your wonderful review and kind compliments mean so much to me. I appreciate you so much and for stopping by today. I am honored.
    Sending my best to you and yours today,
    Sally xo
Comment from Sugarray77
Excellent
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Sally your writing is superb on this story. I love your portrayal of the little girl battling with confusion and wondering what to do. The emotional angst of the mother comes through at the end when she grabs her tight. Nicely done and congrats on your win!!!

Melissa

 Comment Written 11-Jun-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jun-2019
    Well, I?m so glad you liked it so much. This is my own story and true as I remember in the details of that day. God has blessed me with a wonderful memory and a wise, loving mother who aborted my plans. Thank you for the sweet review and kind compliments.
    Always my best,
    Sally xo