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Best of Season Five - Week One

This week, the remaining four contestants of therealljidol were asked to write about one entry they really loved which was written by somebody else. That reminded me of all the wonderful writing I've read and enjoyed this season. So I've begun making a list, partially for my benefit, but also to bring attention to some of my favorite entries.

The earlier weeks will take longer, since there were so many to sort through. I'm not sure how long this will take me (it could be several weeks!), but I'll try to get through the whole season.



Week One - Saying Good-Bye

winterberries (formerly hideforshame): http://winterberries.livejournal.com/1958.html

An intimate portrait of losing her aunt to dementia: poignant and filled with detail.

finding_helena: http://bitterlight.livejournal.com/634059.html

A story of finding and losing first love: concise and well-told.

sabbysteg: http://sabbysteg.livejournal.com/2465092.html?mode=reply

An open letter of sorts to a lost love: direct and moving.

superhappytime: http://superhappytime.livejournal.com/148524.html

An honest and sometimes funny eulogy for a friend.

hexkitten: http://hexkitten.livejournal.com/620854.html

A vignette about an unexpected, tragic loss.

just_the_ash: http://ka-crow.livejournal.com/707118.html

A meditation on the different meanings of good-bye, with a poet's grasp of language.

scienter: http://scienter.livejournal.com/551931.html

A funny look at saying good-bye to the freedom of driving your own car.

kathrynrose: http://kathrynrose.livejournal.com/485525.html

A musing on writing a will and the forces that keep her from doing it.

amenquohi: http://amenquohi.livejournal.com/529656.html

A look at what it's like being the mother of an autistic child.

tsarina: http://tsarina.livejournal.com/1426638.html

A frank, insightful look at her work with an abuse hotline.

nursemae: http://nursemae.livejournal.com/234572.html

A series of compelling vignettes about her experiences at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

8673: http://8673.livejournal.com/1766.html

A mother's heartfelt letter to her daughter, who is growing up.

lilmissmagic71: http://lilmissmagic71.livejournal.com/64001.html

A tender, evocative depiction of a summer romance.

drippedonpaper: http://drippedonpaper.livejournal.com/15169.html

A fictional look inside a Nazi death camp, through the eyes of a survivor.

abbismom: http://abbismom.livejournal.com/187910.html

A powerful story from her victims' services work, about a recently deceased woman.

emo_snal: http://emo-snal.livejournal.com/41820.html

A brilliant humor piece about saying good-bye when the zombie invasion comes.

js_africanus: http://js-africanus.livejournal.com/182024.html

To whom it may concern, from the executive offices of the Angel of Death. Hilarious.

srs_bidness: http://srs-bidness.livejournal.com/6497.html

A unique perspective on a death in the family.

amandakcampbell: http://mandolinorange.livejournal.com/243480.html

A touching and funny childhood story about wishing to escape from her troubled mother.

gutterlust: http://gutterlust.livejournal.com/1103.html

A lyrical, carefully-controlled short piece about the losses caused by alcoholism.

streamandpools: http://streamsandpools.livejournal.com/97852.html

Three snapshots of beloved friends whom the author would soon be leaving behind

oberonia: http://oberonia.livejournal.com/940242.html

The first of her Bayou L'Abeille stories, this one introducing us to two lifelong residents.

unsold_capacity: http://unsold-capacity.livejournal.com/294130.html

An overwrought political monologue akin to something from Henry V... with a punchline.

java_fiend: http://java-fiend.livejournal.com/249696.html

A no-nonsense look back at the complicated relationship with the author's father.

brownstudies: http://brownstudies.livejournal.com/38210.html

A wry look at the complications of love and break-ups in the information age.

norda: http://norda.livejournal.com/521090.html

Memories of the author's unwillingness to say good-bye to children's books.


And I'm quite fond of my own from that week:

alycewilson: http://alycewilson.livejournal.com/69764.html

A series of good-bye letters to my family, blending personal insights with humor.
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