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Saturday Writing Prompt - Lost Letter -1st August

Write a poem or short story about a letter getting lost. Who was it from? What happened to it? How long was it lost?

How to use this prompt: Using the picture and heading, create a short story or poem incorporating it. There is no right or wrong 'answer' just whatever your imagination sparks from the subject.

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Mandy Eve-Barnett
Mandy Eve-Barnett
Nov 14, 2020

Well done, Judith. It is such a wonderful glimpse into two lives. It is the perfect start to a longer story, I feel. I love your descriptions, I could see the case and its treasured contents.


The Letter

Janice sat cross-legged in front of the rounded-topped leather trunk on the pine hardwood floor of her grandmother's nearly empty house. It had been a busy month since the death of the beloved 99 year old matriarch, and today Janice was to take possession of this tangible memory of Grandmother Elizabeth, and her own childhood. Sitting in the warming bright sunshine, and watching out the oversized front window of the creaky old house for the arrival of her sister, Linda, she felt sorrow at the loss, and the shuffle of the generations.

She was honoured that her grandmother had expressly wished her to have the trunk after her death. Memories of it's contents flooded back: she and Linda…

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