9 Responses

  1. Tom ferguson
    Tom ferguson
    March 11, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Nice work Teresa! I hope you are feeling better.

  2. Beth Browne
    March 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Lovely story! Bummer about the flu. I had it too and suffered for over a month. Books are what saved me.

  3. Kia
    March 12, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Beautiful, Teresa. Hope you are better now, or at least closer to the end of your novel.

  4. Linda Cookingham
    Linda Cookingham
    March 13, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Nice story and good choice on how to begin a story. I worry about how to start each and every one.

  5. Jeri Layne Burnett
    Jeri Layne Burnett
    March 19, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I remember walking into your bedroom last fall thinking (and maybe even saying to you), “If I lived here, the first thing I’d do is get a fan-shaped window shade to block the morning sun!” And now I see the blessings and wonder of having it uncovered!!! Great story. Glad you’re feeling better!

  6. Carolyn Paul Branch
    March 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Lovely story, Teresa. Beginnings are my nemesis. I just finished the novel I started about seven years ago. I rewrote the first chapter about 50 times!

  7. Monica Quinlan
    Monica Quinlan
    March 19, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Your short story was wonderful. You grabbed my interested in your first paragraph in which you wrote “Outside a flurry of snowflakes sharpen the contrast between the leaden sky and my own dark nest” the tale of the cardinal’s onslaught juxtaposed to your illness was intriguing. I not only learned something about cardinal’s mating patterns, but enjoyed the way you related your experience and Kingsolver book. Great work!

  8. Marge Carrithers
    Marge Carrithers
    March 20, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Great tale! You are a wonderful writer! I love Kingsolver’s books!

  9. Barbara Claypole White
    March 20, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Love this piece. Bravo!

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