1. notleia says:

    It’s kinda bothering me that I can think of better ways to dodge airport security than that first one. Like, don’t act defiant. Act clueless instead.
    Mask its presence by carrying other materials in that language. You ARE trying to learn the language of the place you’re missionary-ing to, right? A bilingual dictionary, kids’ books, a Koran, the poetry of Bai Juyi, magazines, whatever. Chances are better that they do not give a crap about the personal books of a foreigner.
    If it keeps you out of prison, let them chuck it in the trash. The great thing about printing presses is that you can make more books.

    But really, there are cheaper ways to get that kind of thrill. Like carrying a regular sized shampoo in your bag in an American airport.

  2. L.G. McCary says:

    I’m doing a little happy dance over here! Thank you to everyone who liked my little story. Good luck, Sarah and Jay!

  3. Margaret Ann Adelaide Blair Violet Jo Lilli Willis says:

    Great job, EVERYONE! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 And good job to ALL the other writers out there. We are ALL a WINNER even if we do not win! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Rosie Sideri Williams says:

    I read all three stories and Laura, I truly loved your story the best( you probably don’t remember me, I am a lifelong friend of you Daddy and long time friend of you Mum’s. I live in Maine now and haven’t seen you since you were about 5 or 6! I keep up with you through your parents posts about you! Even though I have a sweet connection with you, I truly liked you story the best!! Good Luck!

  5. SoJo says:


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