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by lthomas
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "Hot and Cold"
Replies: 29
Views: 15541

Thank-you judges - this was a fun piece to write and brought back some fond memories of playing in the yard with my neighbors and siblings.

Congratulations, to all who entered and placed; the writings continue to be both an inspiration and a challenge.

Take care - Loren
by lthomas
Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Up and Down
Replies: 28
Views: 14788

Congratulations one and all. The judges were able to recognize not only some great writing, but great writers as well.

Way to go! :party

Loren
by lthomas
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--TITLE
Replies: 78
Views: 63117

I'm drifting from the subject, but that book has a sentence in it that went far to awaken the writer in me when I first read it several years ago. Angelou writes about a time when, as a young girl, she and her brother got into a laughing fit at church. Later, she writes something like For days afte...
by lthomas
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SYMBOLISM
Replies: 67
Views: 49571

Hey Jan, thanks for asking, this piece has a particular sentimental value to me. Here's the link:

Something More

Loren
by lthomas
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SYMBOLISM
Replies: 67
Views: 49571

From The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne: When the young woman -- the mother of this child -- stood fully revealed before the crowd, it seemed to be her first impulse to clasp the infant closely to her bosom; not so much by an impulse of motherly affection, as that she might thereby conceal a...
by lthomas
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for AFRICA
Replies: 29
Views: 12092

Some incredible stories were told this week - this was truly an eye-opening topic. Congratulations to all who were able to bring so many things about Africa, her land, her people, her struggles and her triumphs to light.
:clap :clap :clap :clap

Loren
by lthomas
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Ranked Entries for EUROPE
Replies: 7
Views: 5192

Joanne and Josh - you both have the gift of encouragement. Thank-you and God continue to bless you. :angel2 :angel2

Congratulations, too, to all the names who appear on this list. Well deserved recognition.:party

Loren
by lthomas
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for Europe
Replies: 18
Views: 9003

Congratulations to everyone on this list. :clap :clap :clap And, I am humbled to see my entry included among them. To say the least, this has been a difficult quarter, but to see such creative talent coming forth is so encouraging.

Loren
by lthomas
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--SLICE OF LIFE
Replies: 35
Views: 29826

Here's my homework assignment, I'm thinking it will work. At least much better than my other entries for this quarter are working. By the way, Jan, congratulations on your writings this quarter - your work is wonderful, reflecting a great talent. I remember, while writing this, that I was there, wit...
by lthomas
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "United Kingdom"
Replies: 24
Views: 11064

Wow and congratulations to all the winner. An awesome list of some awesome writers. :party

Loren
by lthomas
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "Australia or New Zealand"
Replies: 27
Views: 11386

Awesome writings combined with some awesome writers and you got a winning team! Congratulations, one and all :superhappy

Loren
by lthomas
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--RHYME SCHEME
Replies: 25
Views: 21482

My hats again off to poets, who can rhyme words and give them both profound and beautiful meanings. Here’s my assignment with aa, bb, aa, rhyme scheme. PS - I have no idea where the thought for this rhyme came from, but it would not go away until I put it down on paper. :? My heart stopped at what M...
by lthomas
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for USA
Replies: 29
Views: 13474

:clap :clap :clap Congratulations to all the winners in placing in a very difficult challenge. Way to go. Special shout out, too to Myrna back from a time away from the challenge and doing so well with her work and her EC placement.

Loren
by lthomas
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 31706

Oh Loren, I remember that one so well! What an awesome, beautiful piece of writing, and the repetition is a big part of that. How did you feel once you'd written it? Did it feel to you like you'd done something very fine? Thanks, Jan, that means a lot! How did I feel? First, I must admit I felt it ...
by lthomas
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Jan's Master Class--REPETITION
Replies: 38
Views: 31706

Hey Jan, I hope you are feeling better...the weather up your way is so brutal! I pray for all of you affected by it as well as the defenseless animals left to fend for themselves. Now, as to my homework, I'll submit this The Golden Thread It was written in prose, but included a somewhat poetic line ...

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