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Story: Waiting


Anne (Valerie)

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We will all be Claire one day. Sadly, the elderly are forgotten until it's too late to learn how we ended up looking out at a very cold world; alone and longing for a tiny bit of tenderness. Look in the mirror. Claire is you. Stunning, Bu...

HM Gruendler-Schierloh

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What a thoughtful story! It is so easy for us to forget how much loneliness permeates our society of high-tech socializing! I am in awe of your ability to capture the subtle nuances of an elderly woman's desperate efforts of "trying to make it just one more day." Besides creating a story that doubles as a well-written reminder for many of us, you seem to embody the sensitive insight and compassion of a caring soul. I am very impressed with you - and your writing! I would be honored if you would take the time to read and comment on my story, Ben's Harem! Thank you!

Lisa Rose

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So sad. Your story really touched me. I felt Claire's disappointment when there was no one at the door. It is amazing that there are people in the world that don't have anyone to care about them. We can only hope that we don't end up like that. I really liked your story, but you need to work a little on your formatting. When you are writing dialogue the period should be within the quotation marks and you should always start a new paragraph when you change speakers. I hope this helps a little. If you have the time please read my story 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it. Keep writing!

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