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This is great! Wonderful! An "S" Cape, hehehe.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this Scape until the last paragraph. I don't understand why putting the cape on his mom made her jump up and work with hands and feet.
The title grabbed me and I enjoyed the piece. Very nice! Keep up the good work.
The fantasies of childhood...perhaps they can teach us something about hope, as well as escape? Anyway, this made me think. :-)

I am glad the judges looked at this piece long enough to get it right. Yes, it is easy to miss the connection of thoughts at the end, but in the midst of a loved one's passing things can get messy. Perhaps a new paragraph when he was reflecting on the conversation he overheard so many years ago would have helped to mark its separate significance. I appreciated the narrator's reflection on the way she jumped into life so unselfishly, but it may have been nice to hear it from his heart's appreciation. You did a wonderful thing here and I wanted you to know that someone else saw the line of escapism revelry. Thank you.
Hi Lisa,

I'm just preparing all the winning entries for inclusion in the FaithWriters' Anthology for last quarter, and need to get a short bio note from you (written in the third person), to include with our "Meet Our Authors" section. If you are at all unsure what to write, it may be worth checking some of the bio notes at the end of the articles at FaithWriters' Magazine ( Once you have your bio note ready, could you please send it through to me at

Thanks for that. Look forward to hearing from you.

With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator and Editor, FaithWriters' Magazine)