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Three Best Friends

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10 total reviews 
Comment from Sally Law
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

I wish I had more stars to give you. This was a delight! Exceptional in every way! Please publish this. Wholesome books for children are on the decline, and I'm certain my granddaughter will love this! She wants new eyes for me and prays continually. :)

"Time, between friends, is seamless. Each day's an adventure and eleven years is but a single, flawless moment."

Love this line and heart of the story.
Sending you my best today as always,
Sal XOs....

 Comment Written 20-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 20-Sep-2020
    Thank you, again, Sally. And please tell your granddaughter to keep praying. Prayers are answered in many, mysterious ways. Like the way Herbert Marshall portrayed the blind, pianist neighbor of Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire in the 1945 movie Enchanted Cottage. Of my all time favorites. And, the Hallmark movie: The Long Shot. Yes, it is about a horse, but still has a powerful message.
    Thank you, too for suggesting that I publish this. I am new to all of this and have no idea of where to even begin to look. I've had several readers suggest it be published as well. So, I'm not sure what to do. I do notice there is some kind of advertising on this site that says they will help you get published ... but I just don't know if they can be trusted.
    Once again, Sally, your reviews and feedback mean a great deal to me. You make me feel l am on the right tract as far as the genre I should be pursuing.
    My best to you and your family and I join your granddaughter in prayer with the prayer that never fails: His will be done.
    Loren
reply by Sally Law on 20-Sep-2020
    Thank you so much. My reviewing circled has narrowed because of my eyesight. I will never lose you though. I need this kind of encouragement. Thank you so much. You're a blessing to me.
    Sal xo
reply by the author on 20-Sep-2020
    I?m very much honored to be in your circle!
Comment from Spangle
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This is a lovely story, Loren. It has a wistful quality. It made me think of some of the stuffed animals who were like family to me way back in my childhood. I moved around so much, all of them eventually were lost. I still remember Pixie, however, a big pink cuddly dog that I hugged on the floor when I was watching TV. My brother, beside me, just used a pillow. lol

 Comment Written 19-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 20-Sep-2020
    Hey, Janet. You know it is odd that you mentioned your childhood stuffed animals. So many readers, like you, have said basically the same thing. This story seemed to have awakened/stirred some bittersweet memories. Some, have kept their "dolls". Others, like you have lost them, but they remain in their memories.
    Thank you so much for this lovely and encouraging review.
    Your Texas friend, Loren
Comment from nancy_e_davis
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Yes, All little boys have to grow up and leave home, leaving their toys of youth behind, but they don't leave their memories. Not for long, they just store them away to dust off later in life.Tommy would remember his two friends then. Well done Loren. Nancy:)??????

 Comment Written 16-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2020
    Thank you, Nancy. Yes, too all you said. Thank you for your feedback.
Comment from thaities, Rebecca V.
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Any child would love reading this story and attaching their own personal experiences to it. Childhood memories are strong and do last a lifetime. Well written!

 Comment Written 16-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2020
    Yes, we all, it seems have our own personal stories with this theme. Thank you so much for your feedback. Loren
reply by thaities, Rebecca V. on 16-Sep-2020
    You're welcome.
Comment from Jannypan (Jan)
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What a sweet, but heart-wrenching, story of love. I enjoyed reading it. I love the conversation between the monkey and the elephant. You did a great job moving the story along with the passage of time. When one (Tommy/Tom) loves something (His stuffed elephant and monkey) nothing will break that kind of love apart. I love Tom's parting remarks that he whispered.

Respectfully, Jan

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 16-Sep-2020
    Jan, I was especially pleased see that you picked up on the time progression . Thank you so much for your feedback. Loren
Comment from Bill Schott
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This story, Three Best Friends, is another poignant tale of the transitioning through childhood and the loss which occurs as we leave our companions behind.

"A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys..."

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 15-Sep-2020
    Hey, Bill once again I?m honored by your feedback. You are spot on in your understanding and that means a great deal to me. Thank you! My wife and I had to visage bay of Honalee on the island of Kauai and it was as magical as the song and as haunting as it?s words and meaning. It does cause you to pause and reflect and yes to try and hold on just a bit longer. Blessings sent your way to your and your family with many thanks. Loren
Comment from equestrik
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AWE! This is a very sweet story. I could see it as a young child's book with pictures throughout and broken up into pages. The story is cool and very enjoyable to read and imaging if our precious toys could be real.

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 15-Sep-2020
    Thank you. Your feedback means a lot. From your name, I?m assuming you?re a horse back rides, probably English discipline. My wife and I rode Western on our Quarter Horses. Thank you again for this encouraging review. Loren
reply by equestrik on 15-Sep-2020
    You guessed correctly! I do ride English and have taught riding and trained horses for years. :)
Comment from Ulla
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Awe, Loren, this brought tears to my eyes. Yes, kids grow up and then they go away. That's how it should be although it be hard on the parents at the time. I still have my first doll, Gabriella from Venice and with real hair. Her eyes are still intact.
What a lovely story. All my sixes are gone! Ulla:)))

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 15-Sep-2020
    Thank you, Ulla. Don?t worry about the sixes. I understand as there?s so many gifted writers here, yourself included. I?m hearing from my reviews that there?s a lot of folk holding on to their childhood friends. Gabriella sounds special. I?m glad you kept he. It says a lot about your character. Loren
Comment from Y. M. Roger
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You see? You do it every time and I'm the sucker that reads and ends up with tears streaming down my face... (you know I'm just teasing you, right? wink, wink...). A wonderful, WONDERFUL story that gets to me these days more than it probably would have 10 years ago when I still had the boys home... ;) Thanx for sharing that magical pen, my Texas Friend! :) Yvette

think he know he's lost --> think he knows he's lost

see." That's why --> see. "That's why

Micky smiled, remembering --> Mickey smiled, remembering

for him,: Micky said --> for him," Mickey said


 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 15-Sep-2020
    Yvette, thank you! I've fixed those curious SPAGs that keep following me around. They are like barnacles on a whale. Maybe i need to breach the ocean surface more often to rid them of me. Sigh, not going to happen. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. This genre is such a treat for me to write .... and to remember and to share. God bless - Loren
Comment from damommy
Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level

Awww, he's going away. He's all grown up and doesn't visit his friends as much as he used to, but they've not forgotten. I love your stories. I guess now is the time to say I still have my first doll, a Raggedy Ann that Daddy bought in 1943. She's a bit worn, but still much loved.

 Comment Written 15-Sep-2020


reply by the author on 15-Sep-2020
    Thank you again, damommy. And I loved to hear your backstory and so glad you kept the treasure of you Raggedy Ann doll. We hold on to what we can. They mean too much to ever let go. Have a blessed day and thank you again for those wonderful, warming stars. Loren