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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Light and Dark (05/21/09)

TITLE: Screaming Child!
By Christine Ramey


I once heard about this young girl who screamed at the light. Any kind of light. Now, you may ask me why did this child scream at light. To be honest I couldn't tell you!

But nevertheless, this was how I heard about it. I had a friend that had a neighboor that told the story. So, I am not so sure how accurate the story really is. But, I will sure try to do my best job at it!

There was a girl who lived at the edge of the forest, she loved to wonder off. This girls name was Amanda. Amanda loved wondering in and out of trees just to pass the time.

But, one day she screamed as loud as she could. She could not believe what was happening to her. The light that she once knew was now dark. She did not understand what was going on. She did not understand this because it was actually early morning time. The sun had just come up.

She thought she was loosing her mind at times. The strangest thing was it would only last for a short time. Then the sun light would shine bright! The other strange thing about this was it was only at a certain time that this would happen.

These events made Amanda very curious of what was going on. So,she headed out to investigate the situation. She wanted to what she could see.

That next day,she wondered back into the forest to search and find were it was coming from. After searching most of the day came upon a large group of people. She went over to talk to them and find out who they were. It was unusal for Amanda to see very many other people were she lived. In talking with this group of people, Amanda learned that a movie was being made there. She couldn't believe what she heard. The light and dark that she saw every morning was the lights for the night to morning scenes. Amanda felt kinda stupid at that point! She now understood why there was the light and then the dark every morning and she no longer had to be scared!

After hearing this story, I was quickly reminded of Jesus' love. In such an interesting theory. The fact that sometimes we are scared to. With knowing that fact it helps when Jesus is on our side that he helps to take those fears away! Just has Amanda was calm and reasured that everything was o.k. once she knew it was just the moving lights on the movie set. The
fact remains that Jesus is the only one who can help deliver those fears away!

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Yvonne Blake 06/01/09
Interesting! I thought it was going to be an allegory, but you gave a good application at the end.
Jan Ackerson 06/01/09
This would be very interesting if expanded and told from Amanda's POV.

Watch your use of exclamation points--they should be used very rarely, if at all, in narrative prose.

Intriguing story, indeed.
diana kay06/04/09
good story. The application at the end was a little short.It might make a good childrens talk. Couple of spelling mistakes 'wonder' instead of 'wander'