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Posted: February 11th, 2017, 12:48pm Report to Moderator

So, what are you writing?

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First Day by Gregory Mandarano - Short, Family - In a world where first grade starts today, a young boy must survive the day in order to make an important date. 5 pages - pdf, format

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Some notes.

This one works just fine for me--until the end.  Did I miss something?  Was there a hint that this was a special day, a day Josh would be going to the cemetery?  I must be dense.  In any case, I was right there with you until then.  If Josh had ended the day in front of the TV watching Ninja warriors, that would have been good enough for me.  

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You're actually right.

Having the kid watching Ninja Warriors at the end works better.

I wrote this an exercise and wanted it to be no longer than 4 pages. There isn't enough time to properly set up the cemetery ending and I think the route I went is so ambiguous and subtle it doesn't make a difference.

Having it be the time Ninja Warriors starts I think is actually cuter.
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