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He won a prize for this in the provincial young writer's competition last year. It was written when he was 14, and he was competing in an age category of 14-18 year olds. The story was sent by our member of parliament to our Minister for Veteran's Affairs and has been published on their website. You can read it <a href="http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/prose_poetry/pr_detail&article_id=384" target="_blank">here.</a> For Canadians the references, though surreal, will be understood. At Vimy Ridge there was a horrific battle 91 years ago that was the first that saw Canadian troops led by Canadian officers. They took the hill in what was ultimately a meaningless battle in the war, but a turning point in tactics and what some see as the birth of our nation. A monument stands there today, on a piece of Canada ceded to us by the French...<br><br><img alt="" src="http://images.theglobeandmail.com/archives/RTGAM/images/20070409/wvimy09/0409vimy.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Little Grizz is a very talented writer.
 

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Wow!
 

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that is amazing coming from a kid that age... amazing coming from anyone. it is brilliant with imagery and description of feeling.
 

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I am impressed!
 

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It is my instinct to hate anything written in first person / present tense [the language of hacks], but on this I was mistaken. That is awesome!!! The pacing is perfect, the voice spot on, details crisp and sharp [was he hypnotised into some former life?] And so few people today know how to <i>properly</i> use hyphens and semi-colons.<br><br>
If there were any money in writing ...<br><br>
Damn, that's good.<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><br><i>[<b>note to self:</b> Buy a notebook, there's kids in Canada who write way better than you]</i></span>
 
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