Choices of the Week
End of the Month Edition: Featured Author Announced!
Age Rating: 1 +
We made it another week! I think I should inform you all first and foremost that I'm not going to be here for most of next week, so there most likely won't be an update till the week after. Sorry you all :(
Well...with this, I think I should get this underway!
I'd like to start this issue off with the featured author of the month of July. This author has not only been featured in CoW twice now, but has shown an exceptional skill in both stories and poetry. No matter what you read from him, you're bound to walk away knowing you've read a quality work. So with this said, I would like to give congratulations to July's featured author, Brian Dickenson.
This weeks theme really isn't anything special. Instead, it's just a place to showcase two wonderful works that I think need to be recognized. Sorry I didn't come up with anything creative, you guys. Packing for the trip has taken up some time :)
A glimmer of good in a bad man's eyes
by author Sammy A.
Recalling one of my favorite tales of the infamous Frank and Jesse James, Sammy recounts the true story of how these bandits may not have been the devil's they were portrayed to be. A wonderful story of the old west, this is another that gets categorized as one of my all time favorites! (Age Rating: 10-127)
by author Doreen Reynolds
Perhaps I linger too much on the sorrow of what has gone by, but this tribute seems to splendid to pass by. Shaken by the bombings in London, Egypt, and Lebanon, I find this to be a beautiful tribute to those who have passed, as well as a wonderful way of asking the question I think we all have: How? (Age Rating: 10-127)
by author Victoria M
Ahhh...the stories of a drunken man never got any better than this. A short, but easy going story, this one left me buckled over in laughter. This is a story where the title says it all, and the ending is nearly as embarassing as you expect it to be. (Age Rating: 13-127)
Daddy How Could You?
by author Leah G
Talk about making the right decision. This story goes over the thoughts of a father after he and his teenage daughter have a fight, telling about the love and strength it took for him to make the right decision, and to be a real man. A definite must read, and one that I will never, ever forget. (Age Rating: 13-127)
Essay #1 aka "The Necklace"; Unplugged or Don't Be British
by author Mike Macdonald
A hilarious essay submitted in high school English, this shows just what procrastination and a sadistic sense of humor can really do for a writer. A crude, but hilarious work, Mike tells his point of view on the work most of us were forced to read (The Necklace), revealing not only what he believed it meant, but managing to squeeze in his point of view on the rest of society as well. This will go down forever as proof that sometimes, last minute rants are the best kind of rants. (Age Rating: 16-127)
Garden of Broken Hearts
by author Stephen Washam
Rarely do I find a work I consider worthy enough to receive a perfect score, and this is one of those. With a rythm that is enchanting, Stephen manages to spin a tale that draws you in and allows you to feel the heartache of days gone past. His flow and rhyme scheme are spectacular. This is definitly a work that deserves the high rating it has been given! (Age Rating: 13-127)
Who Would Give Drugs to a Child?
by author Moses Hochstetler
Having pulled myself up from the life he speaks about, I feel myself drawn to this work. Having debuted in May of 2003, Who Would Give Drugs To a Child? poses a question that I doubt anyone, including those guilty of this crime, could ever answer. Written in a form that pulls you along the entire time, this poem is a unique, hard hitting work, that definitly needs to be pulled up from the PnP vaults. (Age Rating: 7-127)
The Author on Failure
by author Andrea Jeanette DiGiantomasso
Ahh...the line between a desperate author and a wicked witch is an easily smeared sweat drop, as proven by Adrea in this magnificent, short, but hilarious work. Initially debuting in December of 2002, "The Author on Failure," is an original work that is truely a hidden treasure. It's short, it's sweet, and it's something every writer can relate to! (Age Rating: 10-127)
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It is wonderful to have such praise from someone I regard as an outstanding writer in her own right. This is not creeping,,,lol.
I am honoured yet again. If it were possible I would be lost for words. Something my ex wives never accused me of,,,,lol.
Thank you for the honor of being mentioned Debra, and congratulations on all of your hard work putting this together. Take care and Have fun. Steve
Great choices this week :) So many great authors and their works are recognized here nad I love it :)
Cool I got a dancing Gir! Thanks Debra!
I feel so honored to have one of my works be chosen by a great author.