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Old 08-15-2014, 11:15 AM
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I was pleasantly surprised by Gloria's piece. At 479 words and with only one line of dialogue, I presumed it was lacklustre to say the least.

Then I read it and felt quite touched, this work did manage - with an efficiency of words - to evoke emotion, which is the whole point of storytelling after all.

Of course, I must remember that 'The Hiding Place' was only 600-odd words - although my reason for that was it was told from a young child's point-of-view - so that does go to show that the number of words is irrelevant. It is what you capture in those words that matters.

Good job, Gloria.
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