Writing 101, Day Five: Be Brief
You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.
Today’s twist: Approach this post in as few words as possible.
*** Oh boy! This is going to be interesting because I LOVE to use words!! Here we go:
“…and I am your daughter. I wish there was a better way to tell you, but you are so angry, this is the only way. Please, don’t hate me.”
The letter was unsigned.
I stood there staring at the last statement, “Please, don’t hate me.”
How could a parent hate a child for that? What kind of person takes a letter like this, rips it in half and tosses it on the ground?
Before I could get to the other half, it blew down the street with the yellows and reds of the leaves in the fall breeze. Someday, the receiver is going to wish they still had this letter.
A tear runs down my pink rouged cheek as I think about the daughter. Her heartbreak. The lover who wipes her tears. And the parent who will never get to see the depth and beauty of her girlfriends love for her daughter.