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I loved this story... It made me forget the topic until the end on there is one FRUIT for me, and one for NElly..
lovely story. romance should never die no matter what age!
Very cute. I thought it was going to be an old horse. Good job!
What an endearing story. I liked it!
I love this story - charming. I think it's among the best entries for Level 1 this week.
I love it. The characterswere so cute and real!They could be in a longer story by the great way you made me 'see' them!
This was sweet, funny and so well-written. It definately deserves its place in the winner's circle. Sincere congratulations!
Aaaahhh! How sweet! You captured well one's desire to be loved -- it doesn't pass with age! Congratulations!
You should submit this to Mature Living magazine.
Jillian, congratulations on your 1st place in the Level 1 awards, and more importantly, on your 2nd place in the Editors' Choice. This was a treat of a read - quite delightful. Well done!

Now, take a deep breath, pack your bags and move on up to Level 2.

Love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)
Congratulations, Jillian. A sound beginning, a compelling middle, and a wonderfully funny end. All is in the hands of God - even at 70. You did a marvelous job very deserving of 2nd place. May God continue to bless your writing as you honor Him. Yours in His name, Karen
Very humorous. A tad predictable (but I thought it was gonna be a horse!) Good job!
Hi Jillian.

I'm just preparing the winning entries for the latest FaithWriters' book and have just reached this delightful story. It really is a treat.

I do need a couple of things from you though.

First of all, I need a three to four sentence biography note, written in the third person. If you aren't sure what to say, it might be worth having a look at FaithWriters' Magazine ( and check out any of the author bio notes at the end of the articles. It might help.

Once you've done that, just send an email to me at I also need to send the edited version through to you - so will send it by reply. There is a little point of view problem with this story that needed to be fixed, and I want you to see what I mean before it goes ahead. It's basically the fact that we are in Sally's head for most of the story, but skipped briefly into Walt's mind about a third of the way through. So if you could send that email through to me, I'll explain more.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator)