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    The distinguished Galileo Galilei was sipping his cappuccino when he suddently flinched off his commode when he saw the full moon and recalled that it was the night of Syzzygy (the rearranging of all planets in a lineal form),wich will generate a powerful energy beam somewhere between today's Tennessee and Mississippi.
    With no telecommunications those days he had to get out of his cottage but this was difficult due to his government problems and also being guarded by Castellammare di Reggia's finest guardsman,Yeffo and Ziggio.Under this condition he had discreetly to wiggle out of the cottage and reach to the famous bookkeeper and stealth master,Emmanuelle.
    Once arrived there,he explained in a pizzazzed manner how necessarily is a reconnaissance mission to that location.Realising the significance of this quest she aquiesced that this phenomenon is at maximum risk of passing unseen,and,with the minimum requirements they quickly headed to J.Herbin's Docks.


    P.S. Here's my exercise and thanks for the opportunity !!
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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    A fine submission! Thank you, Script1one!

    And, wow, you write "Galileo" beautifully! Very nice handwriting!
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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    PART 2 OF THE PRESIDENTS' DAY INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE IS NOW COMPLETE! NO FURTHER ENTRIES WILL BE CONSIDERED!

    I WILL REVIEW ALL THE ENTRIES SUBMITTED AND WILL ANNOUNCE THE CHALLENGE CHAMPION AND WINNER OF THE $250 PRIZE PACKAGE THIS EVENING, FEBRUARY 17, 2014, AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00 P.M. MOUNTAIN TIME (I'M IN COLORADO, USA).

    THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING!
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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    Well, I'm ready a little bit early, how about you?


    I don’t know about you all, but I had a ton of fun with this challenge!

    I spent a lot of time writing interesting and difficult practice sentences, and I spent a lot of time debating the final outcome. Trust me, this was not easy! All of the entries were fun and creative!

    But, in the end, there can be only one (so the Highlander claims)…

    MY CHAMPION AND THE WINNER OF THE PRESIDENTS’ DAY INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE IS:

    ODD_SOUL!


    Congratulations, odd_soul!

    Please PM me with your name, full mailing address, and a valid email address within 2 weeks max (today is fine, too ), and I will then share with you how to claim your grand prize of Edison Pen and gift certificate from the Goulet Pen Company ($250 total value), and I will explain how arrangements were made to pay your shipping costs!

    Well done!

    But wait…

    I AM NOT DONE, YET!

    (…and, no, I did not know this was coming either - it wasn’t planned, it was impulsively done when the challenge officially ended and champion chosen)

    This really was a challenge for me to pick the champion out of so many wonderful entries. Although I cannot match the grand prize for everyone else, nor can I pick up the shipping costs for everyone else, each of the remaining persons who submitted practice sentence entries in Part 2 of the challenge will also receive a small thank you from me in the form of a $35 gift certificate from the Goulet Pen Company for having participated in my quest. The resulting sentences/ stories/poems are fanciful, thoughtful and intriguing, to say the least, and all were a joy for me to see (and write).

    So, congratulations and a $35 gift certificate is awarded to each of these seven runners up: youstruckgold, swanjun, reprieve, caribbean_skye, amk, imaginerhetoric, and Script1one!

    Please PM me with your names, full mailing addresses, and valid email addresses within 2 weeks, and I will share with you how to claim your gift certificates!

    Finally, in parting, I will post all of the entries submitted in a new thread called “Difficult Words Practice Sentences” and link to the difficult words list for all to enjoy in the future. I hope everyone will visit it often and add more sentences and practice stories for everyone to share and discuss over fun and creativity for improving our writing. Never mind the sentences are not perfect grammatically or even with perfect flow, they are there to challenge us and help us improve in areas that are difficult for us when we write.

    Thank you, everyone!

    Kimy

    A special thanks also goes out to Brian Gray of Edison Pen Company and Brian Goulet of Goulet Pen Company for allowing me to use their products and services, respectively, for my challenge.

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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    Congratulations, Odd_Soul! Once I saw yours, I knew I had been beaten.

    And wow! Thank you, kia!

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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    What a generous person you are, Kia, in coin and in spirit. Thank you for being such a fine part of this community.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin

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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    Quote Originally Posted by swanjun View Post
    Congratulations, Odd_Soul! Once I saw yours, I knew I had been beaten.

    And wow! Thank you, kia!
    I loved yours, swanjun! It was so much fun! I really thought it would be you, amk, or reprieve who won! They were all great, though, really.

    Thanks, kia, for creating such a fun challenge!

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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    Congrats old_soul. I entered solely because I need to practise my penmanship outside of just writing letters. It was great seeing everyone's handwriting.

    Thanks Kia, it was a lot of fun.

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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    Quote Originally Posted by odd_soul View Post

    I loved yours, swanjun! It was so much fun! I really thought it would be you, amk, or reprieve who won! They were all great, though, really.
    Mine might've been a fiendish penmanship exercise, but yours was the better story.

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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    Congratulations, odd_soul! I really liked your entry!



    Also, kia deserves a huge round of applause for her creativity and generosity. Now that's the altruistic fountain-pen-community spirit that I have come to know and love!

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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    Quote Originally Posted by reprieve View Post
    Also, kia deserves a huge round of applause for her creativity and generosity. Now that's the altruistic fountain-pen-community spirit that I have come to know and love!
    Three cheers for kia!

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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    Quote Originally Posted by swanjun View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by reprieve View Post
    Also, kia deserves a huge round of applause for her creativity and generosity. Now that's the altruistic fountain-pen-community spirit that I have come to know and love!
    Three cheers for kia!
    Here, here!
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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    You all are terrific!! I had just hoped we would all have fun, and I think we did!


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    Default Re: Part 2 - Challenge! Presidents' Day International

    Well done all! Congrats to Odd Soul; And add me to the others congratulating Kia !!! Lots of fun!

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