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Daniel Williams, 03 Aug '12

Dear Father Christmas,

What I would like this year is to know what you mean when you say ‘good boy’ and ‘good girl’. I am trying to be a good boy but I don’t know if my ‘good’ is the same ‘good’ as yours. I don’t think you’ve really explained ‘good’ very well. Last year, Richard threw a rock at me and he got a Playstation for Christmas. I would like to be good. If you could write back and explain it to me I’d be very happy.



(As there has to be a minimum of 125 words for something to be published I shall write my author's comment here to boost the word count. This is my second burrst. Comments and feeback much appreciated)

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  • Ross Tarran said...

    I like this, it manages to be funny and a little sad at the same time; impressive in such a simple little piece.

    • Posted 7 years ago
  • Jamie Thomas said...

    I agree with Ross, this is amusing, but also quite subtley thoughtful. Very good.

    • Posted 7 years ago
  • Daniel Williams said...

    Thanks both, and yeah that is a typo at the end (or was, it should be edited by now). I've never been great at weeding out typos, I haven't got a good eye for them.

    • Posted 7 years ago
  • Ross Tarran said...

    @Daniel Williams Proofreading is part of my job at Getme (creators of Burrst) so I should always spot typos! Edited my original comment. Anthony B is working on a private comment feature for pointing out that sort of thing without it taking up comment space, which should be available soon.

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Shirley Golden said...

    Hi Daniel @Daniel Williams I think the 'voice' comes across well, seeing it is such a short piece, and you manage to tap into a child's logic brilliantly :)

    • Posted 7 years ago