The Official Writing Challenge
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Oh, I liked this! I especially liked the flash of humor where Miss Lillian wonders why she bothered to quit smoking when surrounded by the smoke from the fire. Good writing!
I liked your story. It is interesting how people always embrace faith in tragedy. However, you make it clear that this community of people has been faithful through good times and bad. That is a nice message and well expressed.
A good story. I also liked the double meaning in the title.
This is wonderful. I love the title such a perfect fit. I found myself holding my breath, afraid that Miss Grace had overlooked someone. The book in Ricky's hand says it all.
Very well done! When I can read a story and smell the smoke, see the commotion, feel the fresh air coming in the broken window--you've done a great job. Caught my attention and held it all the way through. Good messages and uplifting ending.
Thank you for a wonderful story. I enjoyed the characters and the wry comments. I loved the ending, with the surviving book being a child's book about the Lord's Prayer. Keep writing.
Great story! I liked the transition from quiet, uneventful library life to a life or death dilemma.

Great ending with them reading a book on the Lord's prayer -- it rounded out the story beautifully, showing the characters that there was still hope in Christ.
Oh yeah, almost forgot while commenting ... congrats on your First Place win! :D
well-written story. creative descriptions - like the fire getting hungry. good characters. Inspiring ending. Congratulations on your win.